Hunters Point or Bayview-Hunters Point is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of San Francisco, California. A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised Community within a larger City, Town or The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city
Hunters Point, named after a local family during the 19th century, is in the extreme southeastern part of San Francisco, strung along the main artery of Third Street from India Basin to Candlestick Point, home Of the San Francisco's microclimates, Hunters Point has the warmest weather of anywhere in the city. The term black people usually refers to a racial group of Humans with dark Skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar India Basin is the easternmost neighborhood of San Francisco California. A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the Climate differs from the surrounding area Bayview-Hunters Point, or "HP", as it commonly called, is a predominantly African American area with the highest percentage of homeownership in the City. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa
Hunters Point is home to many family businesses, community organizations, home recording studios, and churches that have thriving congregations. Many of the African-Americans in the area are the children of the massive Southern migration of the 1940s, where thousands of African-Americans came from Southern states for job opportunities at the burgeoning war industries at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949 Events and trends The 1940s was a period between the radical 1930s and the conservative 1950s which also leads the period to be Between 1940 and 1950, the population leaped from 16,500 to 147,000; the neighborhood's predominance of African-Americans is a legacy of the restrictive housing covenants of the past.
Many consider Bayview-Hunters Point a marginalized community, with nearly one-third of San Francisco's toxic waste sites with concurrent endemic health issues from those toxins. Marginalization is the social process of becoming or being made Marginal (to relegate or confine to a lower social standing or outer limit or edge as of social standing "the Toxic waste is waste material often in chemical form that can cause death or injury to living creatures Endemism is the Ecological state of being unique to a place Endemic species are not naturally found elsewhere A toxin ( Greek:, toxikon, lit (poison for use on arrows is a Poisonous substance produced by living cells or organisms that is active at very low A 30% unemployment rate along with marginal city services create a volatile social powderkeg. Unemployment occurs when a person is available to work and currently seeking work but the person is without work. Black-on-black crime and prostitution is a huge problem with gang wars surrounding territorial drug trade accounting for a high murder rate. In the sociological field, crime is the breach of a rule or Law for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a Punishment Prostitution is the act of performing Sexual activity in exchange for Money. Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. The illegal drug trade or drug trafficking is a global Black market consisting of the cultivation manufacture distribution and sale of illegal Drugs Murder is the unlawful killing of another human person with Malice aforethought, as defined in Common Law countries Battles between Blacks and Latinos from the Mission District are common. Blacks comprise less than 8 percent of the population of San Francisco, yet they constituted 63 percent of the homicide victims in 2005. List of countries by homicide rate Homicide ( Latin homicidium, homo human being + caedere to cut kill refers to the act of killing another
The neighborhood's population is changing — a traditionally Black-community established the Hunters Point Shipyard and blue-collar factory jobs. The term black people usually refers to a racial group of Humans with dark Skin color, but the term has also been used to categorise a number of diverse San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy Shipyard in San Francisco California, located on 638 acres (2 However, there has recently been a decline in reasonable housing prices due to gentrification. Gentrification, or urban gentrification, is the change in an Urban area associated with the movement of more affluent individuals into a lower-class Many African-Americans from the Bayview-Hunters Point region have moved to other Bay Area cities, notably Antioch, Oakland, Hayward and Richmond while Latinos, Asians, and whites represent a growing part of the neighborhood drawn by warm weather, cheaper housing prices and new construction surrounding the city's current projects, such as the Third Street Light Rail Project. The San Francisco Bay Area, commonly known as the Bay Area, or the Bay, is a geographically and ethnically diverse metropolitan region that surrounds the Antioch is a Suburb of San Francisco and Oakland located in Contra Costa County, California Oakland (ˈoʊklənd founded in 1852 is the eighth-largest city in the U Hayward ( is a city located in the East Bay in Alameda County. Richmond (ˈɹɪtʃmənd is a city in western Contra Costa County, California, United States. Asian Americans are Americans of Asian ancestry. They include sub-ethnic groups such as Chinese Americans Filipino Americans Indian White People is the second album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. Features As part of the project the entire Third Street corridor was repaved and received new streetlights The exodus of African Americans is well documented in an award winning San Francisco Magazine article by Jaimal Yogis, What Happened to Black San Francisco (2006). San Francisco is an American monthly Magazine devoted to San Francisco Bay Area culture including arts food and entertainment
The Bayview-Hunters Point area is rapidly morphing — the old infrastructure of factories and shipyards in some of the last available land in San Francisco is being torn down. Murals featuring Black pride are common in Hunters Point — residents there hope that those murals will still be there when the noise and dust of construction clear and that the new improved Bayview-Hunters Point community will provide new opportunities. A mural is a Painting on a wall ceiling or other large permanent surface Black pride is a slogan used primarily in the United States to agitate for a black African-American racial identity and is closely aligned with Black
Many community groups, such as the India Basin Neighborhood Association, the Quesada Gardens Initiative  and the Bayview Footprints Collaboration of Community-Building Groups  work with community members, other organizations and city- wide agencies to strengthen and improve this diverse part of San Francisco.
Hunters Point as a community grew up around the two graving docks purchased and upbuilt in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth century by the Union Iron Works, owned by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company, located at Potrero Point. San Francisco Naval Shipyard was a United States Navy Shipyard in San Francisco California, located on 638 acres (2 A drydock is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in then drained to allow that load to come to rest on a dry platform Union Iron Works, located in San Francisco California, on the southeast waterfront was a central business within the large industrial zone of Potrero Point, Bethlehem Steel Corporation Shipbuilding Division was created in 1905 when Bethlehem Steel Corporation acquired the San Francisco shipyard Union Iron Works Potrero Point San Francisco is the location of the earliest and most important industrial facilities in the Western United States on the eastern extension of San Francisco's The original docks were built on solid rock. In 1916, the drydocks were thought to be the largest drydocks in the world, for the time. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year At a length of over 1000 feet, they were said to large enough to accommodate the largest warships and passenger steamers afloat. Soundings showed an off shore depth of sixty-five feet. The Navy used the docks as a mid-site between San Diego and Bremerton, Washington. Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States. Much of the shoreline was extended by landfill extensions into the San Francisco Bay during the early-20th century. For other uses see Water treatment and Land reclamation. A landfill, also known as a dump (and historically as San Francisco Bay is a shallow productive Estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento The twentieth century of the Common Era began on The Navy recognized the importance of shipbuilding and repair in the San Francisco Bay and began negotiating for use and appropriation of the Hunters Point Drydocks during World War I. San Francisco Bay is a shallow productive Estuary through which water draining from approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All A Congressional hearing on Pacific Coast Naval Bases was held in San Francisco in 1920 at San Francisco City Hall wherein city representatives, Mayor Rolph and City Engineer O'Shaughnessy and others testified on behalf of permanently siting the Navy at Hunters Point. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar The City Hall of San Francisco, California opened in 1915 in its open space area in the city's Civic Center, is a Beaux-Arts monument to the brief "
The land was again appropriated by the United States Navy at the onset of World War II and became one of the major shipyards of the west coast. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Shipyards and dockyards are places which repair and build ships These can be Yachts military Many workers, including African Americans worked at this shipyard and other wartime related industries in the area. After the war, the area remained a naval base and commercial shipyard, as many blue collar industries moved here. The Navy closed the shipyard and Naval base in 1974  and gave it back to the city.
As in most industrial zones of the era, Hunters Point has had a succession of coal and oil-fired power generation facilities that have left a legacy of pollution, both from smokestack effluvents and leftover byproducts that were dumped in the vicinity. Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into an environment that causes instability disorder harm or discomfort to the physical systems or living organisms they are in In 2006 Pacific Gas and Electric Company completed rerouting of electrical services in the Bay Area and closed their Hunters Point Power Plant. For the 1970s rock music band see Pacific Gas & Electric (band.  After WWII and until 1969, the Hunters Point shipyard was the site of the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory, the US military's largest facility for applied nuclear research, which left many areas of the shipyard radioactively contaminated. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Radioactive contamination is the uncontrolled distribution of radioactive material in a given environment