East Liberty has seen much in the way of revitalization efforts in the last decade plus. From retail outlets like Home Depot, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Target to the hot, new Ace Hotel, East Liberty has undergone a major transformation. However, it’s western gateway — the area between its historic core and the neighborhoods to the west and north — has remained largely parking lots to this day.
City To Celebrate Penguins Home Opener: Stanley Cup Display, Charity Jersey Raffle, Black & Gold Day
PITTSBURGH, PA (October 12, 2016) – Mayor William Peduto and the Pittsburgh Penguins today announced that an NHL trophy display, featuring the Stanley Cup, Prince of Wales, Conn Smythe and General Manager of Year trophies, will be on display for public view on the City-County Building Portico (414 Grant Street, Pgh PA 15219) from Noon-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2016, prior to the Penguins home opener at PPG Paints Arena Thursday evening.
Back in August, the Pittsburgh Police and Chief of Police Cameron McLay started holding a series of town hall meetings in each of the city’s six police zones. At these events, attendees have the opportunity to meet their Public Safety Zone Council Leadership and have the chance to ask their most pressing questions in a Q&A session.
Uptown and West Oakland have long suffered from a history of disinvestment, despite the fact that this area is strategically located between two of the three largest “city centers” in Pennsylvania — Downtown and Oakland. But, the tide is turning with new investments in housing and start-up businesses being made in and around Uptown. The Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District combines the goals of both an EcoDistrict (a resilient and sustainable bottom-up development area) and an Innovation District (an area where leading-edge anchor institutions/companies cluster in close proximity to transit-accessible, mixed-use housing, office, and retail for maximum job growth and economic opportunity).
According to the National Science Foundation, “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, all students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” In keeping with this spirit, on Friday, October 7th, Google will host the Pittsburgh Geek Street Fair — an interactive event to inspire kids to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and computer science careers.
Last year’s first-ever Blight Bootcamp saw over 120 residents and organizations come together from across the City and County to learn ways that they can improve their neighborhoods by remediating blight. Blighted properties cost everyone. The surrounding homes lose their property value, the city loses its tax revenues, and these properties eat up city services through needed code enforcement and maintenance, such as boarding up buildings or demolishing them.
Have you ever walked by one of Pittsburgh’s iconic buildings and wondered what’s behind those closed doors? This weekend, you’ll have a chance to take a peak inside 39 of them — including the Office of the Mayor in the City-County Building — via Doors Open Pittsburgh. The concept of “Doors Open Days,” or simply “open days,” originated in Europe 25 years ago and has spread around the world.
Biking, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from allenran 917’s photostream On Sunday, October 2nd, you’re invited to bring your bike out to the Highland Park Bike Track and enjoy an afternoon benefiting the athletes of Special Olympics Pennsylvania. The Ridin’ With Dee’z Wheelz Bicycle Festival is named after Special Olympic athlete, 15-year-old Danielle “Dee” List. […]
City of Pittsburgh partnering with The Sprout Fund to bring technology-enhanced learning to city youth
PITTSBURGH, PA (September 12, 2016) – Today Mayor William Peduto announced that five of Pittsburgh’s city-owned recreation centers will be transformed into technology-enhanced learning centers during the week of September 12-16 to demonstrate how free after-school programs can help youth in city neighborhoods get a leg up in STEM learning as part of a new initiative called Rec2Tech Pittsburgh.