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Drop that 'Rust Belt'

"Post-recession changes around the country have now made the term 'Rust Belt' pretty useless," biogs the Atlantic Cities, about Pittsburgh and elsewhere.


 
 

Pittsburgh is next big food city, says Bon Appetit

Bon Appetit names Pittsburgh as next big food city ?in 2014!  Read the tasty details here.


Mark Cuban likes something in stripes: Alpha Labs-bred Zebra

How a start-up named Zebra, developed at local Alpha Labs, gained an investment from native-son Mark Cuban; read about it here.

Cleveland likes something about us

Yes, they like the Holiday Market in Market Square, and for good reasons too. Read their take here.

80th place? At least we made the list

Eightieth place is not something to brag about, we guess, but at least we made the latest livability list, from the website of the same name. Read why. Maybe you can convince them to move us up.

Luis von Ahn's Duolingo is Apple's App of the Year

CMU prof and ReCaptcha founder Luis von Ahn has done it again with a smartphone app that is teaching the world to speak and write foreign languages. Apple named it the Apple's App of the Year. Perhaps it was the 10 million downloads that convinced them.

Read about it here.

 


Think we're not getting our young people back?

Think again. Here's one who came back, and her tribute to all the good reasons.

More pizza joints equals more bars -- and we're a top example

Pittsburgh is now among the top ranking cities with the most per-capita pizza places and bars -- which go hand in hand, they also found.

We think this is something to celebrate...

A love letter to the Burgh

"Oh Pittsburgh, I love you," begins Allison Bustin's aptly titled "Love Letter to Pittsburgh" in The Huffington Post. "The Paris of Appalachia. The Steel City. Not Philadelphia. The Most Livable City. The City of Champions. The Burgh. The 412."

And she was born in Baltimore.

Read the rest here.

Pittsburgh's fracking dilemma

The headline reads "‘Saudi America’ fracking boom a dilemma for environmentalists" but the article, from McClatchy, begins with Pittsburgh's effort to deal with the possibility of fracking in the Marcellus Shale locally.

Read the article here.

Top 10 best places to retire includes Pittsburgh

"Baby Boomers, people born between 1946 and 1964, currently make up the largest part of the U.S. population. While some already have retired, a recent Gallup report shows the average expected retirement age for Americans has increased to age 61, partly due to this generation of retirees choosing and being healthy enough to work longer than any generation before them.

So for at least the next decade, Boomers' lifestyle habits will continue to impact communities, particularly as they redefine traditional ideas of what retirement means."

Citing our safe neighborhoods, low cost of living, and abudance of fitness centers, Pittsburgh made #5 on the best places to reture list.

To see the complete list, click here.

"I always knew I would come back" to Pittsburgh

"Moira Egler, 25, wanted to live in New Orleans ever since she volunteered on post-Katrina reconstruction projects as a high-schooler back in 2006. Gutting houses and talking with survivors inspired her to pursue community development as a potential career. She ended up going to Tulane University and toiling at hands-on internships in New Orleans communities. To save up some extra money, she decided to get a summer waitressing job in her hometown, Pittsburgh, then head back to New Orleans as an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Or at least, that was the plan."

Moira's story, and the story of many like hers, is featured in TheAtlantic.com's Cities section. More and more young people are deciding to come back to Pittsburgh after college, bringing with them a wealth of talent and innovation that keep the city moving.

To read why Moira decided to stay, click here.

Bloomfield makes this list of Italian American neighborhoods

Bloomfield is featured in this slideshow of 10best.com's list of the best Italian neighborhoods in the US.

No offense, but we think we're better than those other guys over there, know what I mean? Fuhgeddaboutit!

To see what other cities made the list, click here.

Lights, camera, Pittsburgh!

It's no secret to anyone living in the Burgh that we've become a bit of a hotspot for movie filming. Some of us still feel like Christian Bale is watching from atop PPG place, ready to take Gotham back from the evil Bane. But movies in Pittsburgh go back much farther than that, as PA-mag.com discusses in a recent article.

"For nearly a quarter-century, the Pittsburgh Film Office, formed in 1990, has assisted in the production of more than 100 feature films and television programs all filmed in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area. But Pittsburgh’s first ties to the movie industry can be traced nearly a century ago to the 1914 silent film The Perils of Pauline, followed by a handful of other movies in the 1940s through the ’60s."

To read more about why Pittsburgh has earned the title "Hollywood of the east," click here. (It's a .pdf, so you may have to give Adobe Reader permission to run.)
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