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East Liberty takes the prize for the most impressive turnaround neighborhood in Pittsburgh of late. That includes rehabbed old buildings, like the ornate Kelly-Strayhorn to an apartment building underway on the corner of N. Highland along with new restaurants, including BRGR, Spoon, Dinette, Paris 66 Bistro and Union Pig & Chicken. This area also boasts three grocery stores, from the first Whole Foods in town to Trader Joe's and Market District Giant Eagle. And its greatest landmark, the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, endures. Don't miss the artsy and cool new pedestrian bridge behind EastSide that now connects this area with Ellsworth St.
Plenty of Port Authority bus routes serve East Liberty and the core of the EL transit service is the much-loved Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway which bypasses local traffic to zip passengers between Downtown and the East End. Numerous local buses also provide service from East Liberty to Oakland, Downtown and various city neighborhoods – routes include the 71C, 74, 77, 82, 86, 88 and 89 on Penn Avenue, the 71A on Negley and the 71B on Highland.
Video rewind: East Liberty
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A few years back, Pop City took stock of one of its fastest-changing neighborhoods through some compelling video storytelling. Catch this pivotal moment in East Liberty's rebirth, originally published on March 28, 2012.
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater welcomes the community into its home
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty goes beyond its role as a performing arts hub to serve a social gathering space for everyone in the community.
Writing the future: How Pittsburgh authors nurture the local creative community
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Pittsburgh boasts a crop of talented authors devoted to perfecting their craft and dedicated to nurturing a creative community of emerging and experienced writers.
Bus meets bike: How the next wave of commuters is changing the urban landscape
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In Pittsburgh and across the state, the humble bicycle is mobilizing efforts to usher in a new era of public transportation. In Part Three of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City navigates the connection between buses, bikes and the commuters who depend on them.
Welcome to Pittsburgh: A guide to navigating town for tourists and newcomers
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, finding your way using public transportation is about to get a little bit easier. In Part Two of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City guides you to the best resources for getting around on train, bus, bike or incline.
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra launches neighborhood chamber concert series
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Music for the Spirit program is expanding to include three chamber music concerts at local churches in the Northside, East Liberty and Wilkinsburg in September.
West Elm opening next week in Bakery Square
Eat + Drink: Wigle's 92 Neighborhoods series, a beer dinner at the Frick and vegan food in Aspinwall
Eat + Drink: A barleywine festival, a writer in the kitchen, mac & cheese fallout and more
Eat + Drink: Beard award nominees, the local mac & cheese scene and more
West Elm furniture coming to Bakery Square
Eat + Drink: Sousa leaves Salt, meatballs rolling Downtown
Google to expand its Pittsburgh presence in Bakery Square 2.0
East Liberty Whole Foods plans expansion, more parking
Eat + Drink: Kelly's new hours, an unusual seasonal beer and more
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Innovation & Startups
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater launches Penn Avenue Creative accelerator
Kelly-Strayhorn Theater hopes to improve the East End with a 12-week program designed for emerging creatives.
Who's hiring in PGH? The Winchester Thurston School, Boat Pittsburgh and more
Who's hiring in PGH? The Pittsburgh Foundation, WTAE and more
Drone startup Identified Technologies moves upward and onward
Trusst uses engineering to design the perfect bra
ASSET and Google to present first Biz-Ed Blitz networking event
Who's hiring in PGH? Dinner Lab, East End Cooperative Ministry and more
First Bytes Society seeks tweens and teens for computer programming class
Web Design Day to showcase Pittsburgh talent
Who's hiring in PGH? MedRespond, Point Park University and more
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East Liberty redevelopment garners international attention
The Guardian reports on East Liberty's reinvention from a crime-ridden neighborhood to a community on the rise.
Source: The Guardian
Students from YMCA Lighthouse Project in Homewood strut their stuff
A weekend in Pittsburgh (mostly East Liberty)
Source: Boston Globe
Two Pittsburgh restaurants noted in Food and Wine trends article
Source: Food and Wine
From Pig to Plate: a visit to Cure for a hog butchering
Conflict Kitchen features cuisine from the conflict du jour
Source: LA Times
Leadership Pittsburgh class advocates for Main Streets
"A hipster batcave where inventors work on secret gadgets"? It must be DeepLocal
Source: COMMUNICATION ARTS
Google's Bakery Square offices named one of top cool tech spaces in the country
Source: Insider Business
A Kabul of the stomach
Source: CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
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