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East Liberty


East Liberty takes the prize for the most impressive turnaround neighborhood in Pittsburgh of late. That includes rehabbed old buildings, like the ornate Kelly-Strayhorn to an apartment building underway on the corner of N. Highland along with new restaurants, including BRGR, Spoon, Dinette, Paris 66 Bistro and Union Pig & Chicken. This area also boasts three grocery stores, from the first Whole Foods in town to Trader Joe's and Market District Giant Eagle. And its greatest landmark, the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, endures. Don't miss the artsy and cool new pedestrian bridge behind EastSide that now connects this area with Ellsworth St.

Plenty of Port Authority bus routes serve East Liberty and the core of the EL transit service is the much-loved Martin Luther King, Jr. East Busway which bypasses local traffic to zip passengers between Downtown and the East End. Numerous local buses also provide service from East Liberty to Oakland, Downtown and various city neighborhoods – routes include the 71C, 74, 77, 82, 86, 88 and 89 on Penn Avenue, the 71A on Negley and the 71B on Highland.

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Cooking club student Sam works with chefs from Spoon. Photo by Alaina Webber

Food Revolution Pittsburgh Cooking Club fundraises to close gap between quality food and city youth

The group is also looking to put on the largest Food Revolution Day in the world at Barack Obama Academy. 

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A letter from the editor of Pop City

Pop City's new editor, Erin Keane Scott introduces herself and talks about the state of Pop City.

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Pop Star: Bobby Zappala of Thrill Mill (and Thrival and more)

Bobby Zappala and his friends started with Baller BBQs in an open parking lot, which grew into BusinessBout, which morphed into Thrill Mill and its offspring Hustle Den, the business accelerator. Most recently, they created Thrival Festival. So when he says East Liberty is a mecca of entrepreneurship and innovation, you want to join the party.

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The City of Play and the playful guy behind it

What began as a friendly pastime became a profound exercise in community-building. Adam Nelson is the force behind the City of Play which brings to town The Best New Games in the World this Saturday.

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Co-working spaces in Pittsburgh: cheap digs and collaboration

Looking for your own office space that's cheap, convenient and makes you feel part of something bigger? For a range of reasons, including the chance to cross-pollinate, many are opting for co-working spaces which are popping up all over Pittsburgh.
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