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Urban Hike: Allegheny Center and Deutschtown
May 6, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
HIKE UPDATE! There will be a 5K in Allegheny Center at 8am which will close streets along our hike. Schedule extra time for travel to Arnold’s Tea by 9:30a in case of traffic and if you need to search for parking. There is a Parking Authority lot on Foreland Street (523 Foreland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212) behind Arnold’s Tea.
The first Urban Hike of 2017 is in the Allegheny Center and Deutschtown neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. Meet at Arnold’s Tea at 502 E Ohio St. by 9:30a to start our hike (or 15 minutes early to grab coffee at Arnold’s).
This hike will be part of the international event called Jane’s Walk, which commemorates Jane Jacobs, the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. The hike will feature how large parts of Allegheny Center and Deutschtown were demolished thanks to urban renewal and highway building. For example, the business district of the former Allegheny City (3rd largest city in PA in 1899) was completely demolished to make way for the Allegheny Center Mall, office buildings and residential high-rises in 1966. East of Allegheny Center, Deutschtown or East Allegheny neighborhood was cut through by a highway. Before and after pictures will be shown at the hike.
The hike is about 3 miles long and it should between 2 and 3 hours. We have a few stops planned including City of Asylum’s Alphabet City, Alloy 26 in Nova Place and sculptures in Deutschtown. The hike will end at Arnold’s Tea which has sandwiches for lunch.
As always, we hike rain, shine, or cold, so be sure to bring the appropriate gear.
If driving to the hike, there is 2 hour parking on East Ohio St and 4 hour parking along the park on Cedar Ave. We also recommend walking, biking, taking public transportation, and carpooling!
We look forward to seeing you on May 6th!