This is the 2nd part of a 2-part series: The ABCs of Pittsburgh
Newsworthy: We have made the lists for most affordable city, the second on the top ten cities to pursue the American dream in, and most recently we were ranked as the second most unhappy city, which is pretty much ludicrous. All in all, we make the news. A lot.
Outdoor festivals: The annual Three Rivers Arts Festivals, The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and various community days and sidewalk sales around Pittsburgh have made it one of the most livable cities, also.
Penguins hockey: These guys are at training camp right now, also. Go Pens!
Quintessential cafes like Coffee Tree Roasters, and the others mentioned here are essential to Pittsburgh’s essence.
Rogers, as in Mr. Rogers. This guy lead this city, and our country, in the right direction from 1968–2001, and still does to this day, in our hearts. He is a legend in this town, along with many others.
Steel mills: Many of the steel mills of old are open for tours now, as in the Carrie Furnace.
Trails: There are many walking/running trails to travel on, as in the Montour Trail, The Frick Park trails, and the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. You can also bike on these trails.
Urban gardens: Places like Braddock, for example, are cultivating urban gardens to grow vegetables and fruits to sell.
Vitality: Throughout the downfall of the steel and iron industry, we have, and will keep on, surviving through the wreckage that is city life.
Writers: Famous authors from Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania in general, include Annie Dillard and August Wilson, just to name a couple.
Xcellent (I know this isn’t really a word, but “X” is an anomaly, if nothing else) shopping districts: The South Side Works, the Waterfront, and Shadyside all have shopping districts to speak of around town. Women are attracted here for just that reason, often from rural areas.
Yinzers: The people all around you, with their yinzer accents and yinzer attitudes, are too nice for words at times.
Zachary Quinto is from here! Bet you didn’t know that.