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Tiny house graphic courtesy of Sarah Blumenstein.

Looking to Garfield as a lab for the next generation of housing in Pittsburgh

With cheap land and a blossoming arts district, this East End community is primed to experiment with creative housing models.

Looking out of the Penn X Roup Gallery. Photo Courtesy of 5450 Modern

There IS foot traffic in Garfield: A Q&A with Nico Hartkopf of the Penn x Roup Gallery

Nico Hartkopf swapped his services as an architect and designer to offset the cost of rent at 5450 Penn Ave. As he looks to make businesses in the building viable, he contends that the East End community is the next big thing.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Bayardstown Social Club season opening party

Bayardstown Social Club kicks off its second season with live music, good food and beer from Rock Bottom Brewery.
 

PennLive's new workspace

State of PA: Pennsylvania's coolest workplaces

Pittsburgh's own Wigle Whiskey is on the list!

A big game of Jenga at Five Points Alley in Cincy

Urban alleys become pathways to revitalization

From Seattle to Washington D.C., forgotten alleys are being reinvented as people-friendly places. Often perceived as dirty and dangerous, alleys are now moving beyond garbage and garages to become havens for pedestrians, public art and small business.

Mendelssohn, Theo Ackerson and Geoff Sanderson.

Risky Business: Bringing single-screen cinema to Lawrenceville

Against the odds, Botero Development principal Brian Mendelssohn is chancing the success of opening a single screen movie theater in an old rowhouse in Lawrenceville.

Pittonakatonk will take place on May 3 in Schenley Park

Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittonakatonk May Day BBQ

DJ Pete Spynda is bringing together musicians from across Pittsburgh's world music scene for a festival in Schenley Park.

Beth Corning of The Glue Factory.

Disruptors: Five Pittsburghers shaking up the status quo and reshaping our world

Using the power of art, technology, community and academia these citizens are creating the critical differences that will propel Pittsburgh forward.

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M.I.A. brings her agitprop hip-hop to Stage AE

The pop music lightning rod comes to Pittsburgh on the heels of the release of her fourth album "Matangi."

Cooking club student Sam works with chefs from Spoon. Photo by Alaina Webber

Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club fundraises to close gap between quality food and city youth

The group is also looking to put on the largest Food Revolution Day in the world at Barack Obama Academy. 

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State of PA: Meet five faces of manufacturing in Pennsylvania

This essential industry remains an integral part of Pennsylvania's economy. Meet five people working to move manufacturing into the future.

Main Street, Carnegie, PA by Lee Paxton

Carnegie: Borough on the brink

As small businesses flock to Carnegie's idyllic Main Street, ten years after Hurricane Ivan flooded their streets, the borough just six miles ouside of Pittsburgh is starting to bounce back.

Desolation Row

State of play: Record Store Day in year eight

Pittsburgh area record stores are gearing up for the eighth year of national Record Store Day. But is the holiday helping or hurting their businesses?

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Laugh into the abyss with the Wham City Comedy Tour

Baltimore's Wham City Comedy Tour brings their deconstructive, multi-media sketch comedy show to Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room on Wednesday.

Bike Arch by Tylur French at Overton Park

National roundup: Cincy's beer boom, Cleveland's new leaders, Toronto's female founders

Our sister publications such as Yonge Street in Toronto, High Ground in Memphis and Model D in Detroit cover "what's next" for urban centers. In this recurring feature, we highlight the top stories in urban innovation from all across our national network.
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