The Oldest House in Pittsburgh is for Sale.

john woods house

Last Saturday, Urban Hike explored the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood.  I have shared a few of the photos from the hike on Instagram and there have been several comments asking about the John Woods house. But this house! The John Woods house is the 2nd oldest house in the city. The house is owned by URA and is for sale. A photo posted by Iheartpgh (@iheartpgh) on Jun 22, 2015 at 7:38pm PDT The John Woods House has a long history in Hazelwood and is currently waiting for … [Read more...]

#PGHSummerin5Words

pghsummerin5words

Three weeks ago, IheartPGH was featured in the Tribune Review's article about the #MySummerin5words - Tweets connect Pittsburghers with the world, each other in 5 words (Tribune Review, May 27, 2015).  It took me a few tries but here is how I summarized my summer in 5 words: Mon, Ohio, Allegheny, & Jail Trail #MySummerin5words #pghsummerin5words — I heart PGH (@iheartpgh) May 27, 2015 I also posted a tweet that sums up a Pittsburgh summer with 5 Twitter accounts: Here is how I'd sum … [Read more...]

Digging into the Data on Vacant Land on the North Side #HackforChange

Screenshot of vacant parcels from GTECH data set.

Today, Saturday, June 6, 2015 is the National Day of Civic Hacking. Civic Hacking events are being held all over the country and here in Pittsburgh. For the afternoon we have split into groups and are working on different challenges with open data sets.  My group is working on comparing two data sets about vacant land on the North Side.  Here are some of the things we learned from the data about vacant land on the North Side. Data Set 1: Survey of Vacant Land on the North Side conducted by … [Read more...]

Walk, Don’t Drive Down Penn Ave. On Sunday Morning

I took this photo at the 2014 OpenStreetsPGH event.

This Sunday, May 31st, 2015, the streets from Market Square to Lawrenceville will be closed to traffic and open to people. Don't panic, this is a good road closure.  Last year Open Streets spanned from Market Square across the Roberto Clemente Bridge.  This year, OpenStreetsPGH will be over 3 miles long from Market Square to Lawrenceville. Paris, Bogata, Tucson and now Pittsburgh One of the ideas behind Open Streets is to give people an opportunity to interact with their city in a way … [Read more...]