North Shore

On The North Shore, A Revitalized Neighborhood Goes Quiet

Sep 15, 2020
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The saxophone guy, the one that plays theme songs from 1970s TV shows for loose change as fans squeeze past on the Roberto Clemente Bridge on their way to and from PNC Park, is gone. The line to take selfies next to Willie Stargell's statue outside the left field entrance to the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates is, too.

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Pasted to the wall of Department of City Planning is a large, colorful map of Pittsburgh. 

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"Carnegie’s Maid" tells the fictional story of an immigrant housekeeper who moves to Pittsburgh and accidentally ends up serving one of the city’s most famous families: the Carnegies.

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Two proposed trust funds would allow real estate developers to pay the city of Pittsburgh to build green spaces and stormwater management infrastructure if they’re not able to include those elements on the sites of new projects in Downtown or North Shore.

Pittsburgh City Council approved the creation of an Open Space Trust Fund and a Stormwater Management Trust Fund in two unanimous preliminary votes Wednesday.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends restoring 7.3 acres of ecosystem on Pittsburgh’s North Shore along the Ohio River. 

Officials with the corps and its nonprofit partner Riverlife began a study of the area last year in hopes of restoring degraded riverbanks and improving the depleted aquatic and floodplain habitat.

Alleviating Congestion On Pittsburgh's North Shore

Oct 14, 2015
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It’s a well-known Pittsburgh piece of advice: don’t go to the North Shore on game days if you don’t have to.  The riverfront neighborhood is routinely congested by drivers and pedestrians during events.  The Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is looking to alleviate some of that congestion and has hired East Liberty-based Rapid Flow Technologies LLC as transit consultants.  The organization is a CMU spin-off that’s already significantly helped decrease emissions and wait times in East Liberty.  Rapid Flow Technologies Chief Technology Officer Greg Barlow has analyzed his company’s results and stops by Essential Pittsburgh to explain.