Raising the Jolly Roger

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I'll make this one quick. I don't have much time to mourn, because it's midterm week in the Bronx, and I have to get prepared. It's been 21 years since the Pittsburgh Pirates have had a winning season, let alone a playoff appearance. I won't spend much time listing all the things that have happened since then and now, but suffice it to say that it's been a long time coming. I wrote for IHeartPGH this summer, hoping to give a die-hard fan's perspective on the Pirates. I'll boil down my … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It…Streetfilms Visits Pittsburgh

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Thanks to the folks at BikePGH for the heads up on this video.  Streetfilms, which is part of the Streetsblog network.  The Streetsblog network is an awesome collection of blogs, news stories on sustainable transport, smart growth and livable streets issues … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh Hearts Google

I don’t need to tell you that Pittsburgh is a city on the brink. We’re a breeding ground for startups, a few plots of land away from full riverfront development, and we’ve got a plethora of thriving local businesses. Our vibrant and passionate community is what makes these things possible. A community of connected individuals, young professionals, investors, and concerned citizens who have the power to make things happen just by the click of a mouse is a revolution; and it’s happening in … [Read more...]

Post-Gazette Article on the Upcoming Why Pittsburgh Party

Image via Wikipedia I wrote about the Why Pittsburgh Party on Friday and I wanted to post a follow up because I was worried that the info would get lost in the weekend emails.  The Post-Gazette beat me to it with a great article about the upcoming Why Pittsburgh Party on September 17, 2009 (click here for the party details). Here are some highlights from the article: Carrie Hagan, a graduate student in history and policy at Carnegie Mellon University, met Ms. Wilson through the League of … [Read more...]

Pittsburgh's Chef Bill Fuller Brings the Bacon and The Terrible Towel to the Today Show

Image by arvindgrover via Flickr Big Burrito's (They are the folks behind the most tasty dining spots in Pittsburgh - MadMex, Kaya, Soba and others) Chef Bill Fuller (and food blogger) appeared on the NBC today show this morning (it will air here in Pittsburgh at 1pm) for a Super Bowl cook off. Bill is a regular guest on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today live and does a great job. Today was no exception. He put together an amazing spread of super bowl food that shows off Pittsburgh. On super bowl days … [Read more...]