Golden Goodbye: Retrieved January 30, Gale Group, Androgyny became popular with men even in full beards as gay hippie men began to move into the area. Then at night, after the bars closed at 2 AM, the men remaining at that hour often would line up along the sidewalk of 18th Street to indicate that they were still available to go home with someone aka The Meat Rack.
The area has heavy vehicular traffic as well as many visitors.
Martin's Press. Castro Street, which originates a few blocks north at the intersection of Divisadero and Waller Streets, runs south through Noe Valley, crossing the 24th Street business district and ending as a continuous street a few blocks farther south as it moves toward the Glen Park neighborhood. Retrieved July 30, At least two are known to have become multimillionaires:
Kiosks lining Market Street and Castro Street now have posters promoting safe sex and testing right alongside those advertising online dating services.