Christine O'Toole, a contributor at Pop City
's sister publication Keystone Edge
, writes a lively travel piece for the Washington Post
that highlight's three of Pittsburgh's standout neighborhoods--the North Side
O'Toole grumbles, "Though you've heard the buzz about the city's selection as host of the G-20 summit this week and its recent rankings as the nation's 'most livable' city, you privately assume that if it's livable, it's lame."
As she proves, Pittsburgh is far from lame.
The article provides a rollicking exploration of the North Side's North Shore (pop art! kayaking! activities for the kids!), Oakland (amazing architecture, world-class universities and some cool green spaces) and Lawrenceville (the Brooklyn of the Steel City).
We'll forgive O'Toole for starting on the defense, but only 'cause it's clear she loves this city as much as we do. (But seriously, enough with the self-loathing "you may think Pittsburgh sucks, but we're actually surprisingly awesome" stuff, okay? It's not a surprise anymore. We are awesome, thank you very much.)
To read the complete Washington Post article, click here.