I’m looking for a hotel room in Pittsburgh, and it’s not going well. I search Kayak, Expedia, and Priceline. I recheck Hostelworld, although I know it’s pointless.
The first person John Brewer saw when he entered the YMCA in the 1950s was not a receptionist as you see when you enter the same building today, but a security guard.
John Kasich, you don’t speak for my people: most denizens of the Mon Valley aren’t clamoring for corporate tax breaks and massive deregulation. But — and maybe this is more important — you speak like my people.
By Amy Jo Burns A long time ago, I fell [...]
Joe Grasso comes out of the office and into the front room to help two members of his crew box up the sausage they’ve just finished making. They’re all wearing white short-sleeved button-up shirts, white aprons, and hairnets.
They say that Pittsburgh is the City of Bridges, with 446 bridges spanning the three rivers and many creeks leading to them. There is the Hot Metal Bridge, leading from downtown to South Side; ...
Let's say you're in McKeesport, one of the many suburbs in western Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County. You want to get to Pittsburgh, but want to avoid the incessant construction on I-376.
Light-Up Night won’t be the same. Pittsburgh’s annual celebration, held the Friday before Thanksgiving, encourages shoppers and visitors to come downtown.
In light of their efforts to attract the stores, restaurants, and vibrant night-life essential for remaking the downtown riverfront, Wheeling officials would have gladly changed places with Betty Esper, Homestead’s mayor ...
From inside, nothing can be seen. The stores are open, everything seems basically the same. Then there are groans and, after those, screams.
Rather than emerging from a coherent set of policies, Pittsburgh’s neoliberal model for urban redevelopment and economic growth evolved ...
When the American stock market crashed on October 24, 1929, precocious Pittsburgh already knew quite a bit about roller coaster economies.