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Oakland


Oakland is the city's dominant academic and medical center, home to Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, as well as smaller Carlow University. With the Carnegie Library's main branch -- "Free To the People" -- as well as the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, the neighborhood's cultural center of gravity is inescapable. North Oakland has great prewar apartment buildings and new developments, but it's South Oakland's deep nooks and crannies that fascinate. Rich in recent and past immigrants, here you'll find ethnic restaurants that come with a diverse population and many night spots, including hookah bars and independent coffee houses.

Second only to Downtown as a regional employment destination, Oakland is extensively served by Port Authority buses. Get to the airport via the 28X, or to East Liberty, Wilkinsburg and beyond via the P3. The 54 goes to the North Side, Bloomfield and the South Side, while the 75 connects to shopping at South Side Works and Bakery Square. The 93 offers direct service to Butler Street in Lawrenceville. Other city neighborhoods are well-connected to Oakland, with the 71A, 71B, 71C and 71D providing service to places like Highland Park, Shadyside and Point Breeze, and any of the four 61-series routes providing service to Squirrel Hill (the 61D also takes riders to The Waterfront shopping area and the 61A and 61B serve Regent Square). Many of these routes also serve Downtown.

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Butler County resident Rob Pushak, 26, trains on a vertical mill on May 7 in the South Side of Pittsburgh, as part of a machinist training program held by New Century Careers in the BotsIQ building.

Millennials wanted as Boomers expected to leave a crater in the job market

The Pittsburgh area is attracting many highly educated Millennials, but what the region needs are younger people willing to look at manufacturing jobs.

Billy Epting, 27, chose a graduate program and research position at Carnegie Mellon University over offers from two other prestigious schools in the nation.

Pittsburgh's brain gain

The high number of advanced degrees among Pittsburgh's youngest workers combined with the big tech companies that have set up shop here has created a brain gain in the region. 

Christina Ailor, 27, graduated with a political science degree but has been unable to find a job where it applies. She works two part-time jobs and still has trouble making ends meet.

Underemployed, out of work

Underemployment affects 7.4 percent of Pennsylvanians in the Millennial age group, and about 4.4 percent of all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset celebrates the season of the porch with a new kind of neighborhood block party

Summerset at Frick Park celebrates the front porch as an icon of city living with a porch party on May 17.

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Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA present #nowseethis, which celebrates the publishing of the Hillman Photography Initiative's photo book with art installations and live music.  
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