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Slide the City slips toward Pittsburgh

Plans underway for charity pipeline to slide into town

Summer in the city still seems a long way off, but Pittsburgh's gearing up to welcome the best way to stay cool since the water steps. This thousand-foot slip 'n slide promises awareness for local charities and a backyard cooldown in an urban setting.  

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

The Frozen Bone collection

Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

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Welcome to Pittsburgh: A guide to navigating town for tourists and newcomers

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. 

An overview of Liberty Avenue traffic, Downtown

Pittsburgh as a driving force behind transportation technology

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, the New Year has introduced some big changes for Pittsburgh in the realm of transportation. Part One of Pop City's three-part series on transportation issues within Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.

The Clark Building

The Downtown redux: How historical renovation is making real-estate history

Developers are showing no signs of slowing down on residential property construction in Downtown. The trend of repurposing Pittsburgh's historical buildings into condos and apartments is prompting would-be Downtown dwellers to make a move.

The open, airy workspace of Schell Games

On the rise: 5 tech workplaces to watch in 2015

Five growing tech companies helping to shape Pittsburgh's future and attract new talent.

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To your health: 10 local startups reinventing wellness in the new year

Make a promise to make your New Year's resolutions stick in 2015. As we turn over a new leaf for a new year, Pop City brings you 10 Pittsburgh entrepreneurs reinventing health and wellness.

Tech literacy in practice

Homework for parents: How to prepare students for career success

How can we prepare girls for a future workplace that's increasingly global and technology-driven? Teach them the three essential skills for career success, say experts from The Ellis School.

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'Tis the season for shopping local: 6 can't-miss holiday markets

Support Pittsburgh's arts-and-crafts entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday and every day through the holidays. With so many choices for locally made gifts, you're sure to find a special something for everyone on your list.

The proposed Mill 19 at ALMONO.

11 city development projects to get Pittsburghers pumped

Boutique hotels, ice rinks, nightclubs, retail hubs and dedicated bike lanes. Pittsburgh has a lot to look forward to in the year ahead. Take a look at the most promising development projects to come.

The Porch at 30th Street Station

Boosting train travel in Pennsylvania is a complicated challenge

A push to improve and repopularize passenger train routes has had varying degrees of success across the state. Fortunately, riding the rails is still one of the most relaxing, greenest ways to travel.

The Strip District is Pittsburgh's destination for one-of-a-kind wholesale and retail finds.

Take a trip through the Strip

As the Strip District expands its business district into neighboring Lawrenceville, the city's go-to marketplace for exotic foods, one-of-a-kind shopping and locally made spirits is evolving beyond its wholesale roots. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ennui album release show at Space Gallery

Pittsburgh native Jim Doutrich readies the release of his fourth album "Telepathic Beat" under his Ennui moniker with a performance at the Space Gallery in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The nearly two ton chandelier in the Benedum Center's auditorium is lowered for it's annual cleaning.

The art of preservation: What it takes to maintain the Cultural District's historic theaters

From cleaning a 4,700-pound chandelier to finding the perfect match for decades-old upholstery, keeping the historic theaters of the Cultural District in good condition is a delicately choreographed dance.
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