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A lively and diverse business district on Telegraph Avenue between 20th and 35th streets in Oakland, CA.



KONO is the neighborhood that defines the new Oakland. This up and coming community has become the “unofficial” hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws over twenty thousand attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO is their home base. Along and with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.
SHOPPING
ART MURMUR &
FIRST FRIDAYS
This uniquely Oakland event draws 20,000 people to the area. Be sure to check it out.

First Friday Economic Report


OUR MERCHANTS
Koreatown Northgate includes an important Korean-American commercial center, a creative arts community, Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and other healthcare services, new residential projects including the Telegraph (old Sears) Lofts and a growing variety of multi-ethnic restaurants, shops and services that are working to revitalize the neighborhood.
Utility Box Art Project
See interviews with the artists and work in progress, in this video produced by Laney College Digital Media Club. Go on a self-guided tour of the Art Boxes with our neighborhood map. A big thanks to all the artists: Fulani Carter, Eddie Colla, Jack Eastgate, Stevan Guiterrez, Lisa Hoffman, Dave Young Kim & Stephanie Leung, Joanne Ludwig, Pancho Peskador, David Polka, Lynne-Rachel Altman, Momoko Sudo, Ashia Tymous, and Desi Wome.
PROJECTS
KONO (Koreatown Northgate) Community Benefit District 2014
 
LOCAL HAPPENINGS
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TAKING KONO TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF CLEANLINESS AND CARE!

 
NOSH neighborhood guide: Oakland’s KoNo district
Click here to view our 2014 Annual Report!
Adopt a Spot near your home, business or property and make things more beautiful by  regularly:
• picking up trash                     • scraping stickers                           • weeding the tree plots
• removing graffiti                     • sweeping up the cigarette butts                         
We will give you a flyer with your name or your business name on it proclaiming your participation in the AdoptaSpot Program. You can post it in your window to show off your pride in taking care of the neighborhood. KONO would like to offer a HUGE thank you to Phat Matz BBQ for stepping up and Adopting their Spot at 3415 Telegraph Ave. 

Call or email Shari Godinez  to register and get your supplies today! (510) 343-5439
Nosh Weekly:  by Kate Williams

"We know that there’s more to East Bay dining than Temescal, Rockridge and the Gourmet Ghetto. NOSH’s neighborhood guides explore the best of the rest. This month, we explore Oakland’s Koreatown-Northgate neighborhood, also known as KoNo."   Click here to read all about KONO's great dining opportunities: Click