Strip District http://wesa.fm en Strip District Added To National Register Of Historic Places http://wesa.fm/post/strip-district-added-national-register-historic-places <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pittsburgh’s Strip District has been added to the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic District.</span></p><p>There are currently 18 National Historic Districts registered in Pittsburgh, with the Strip District the latest addition. The 13-block area being recognized will include more than 60 buildings between 15<sup>th</sup> and 22<sup>nd</sup> streets and the St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 20:56:45 +0000 Irina Zhorov 30068 at http://wesa.fm Strip District Added To National Register Of Historic Places How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? http://wesa.fm/post/how-close-are-you-finishing-our-pittsburgh-bucket-list <p>Now that we’re three weeks into the new year, it might be a good time to evaluate your progress on your new year's resolution.<br /><br />Or, if you’re in the market for a new goal, try ours: Here’s a list of 51 things that every Pittsburgher should do at least once. Try to cross all 51 off the list before you, <em>ahem</em>, before 2014 kicks the bucket.</p><p><em>(Have your own ideas for must-do Pittsburgh activities? Share your own Pittsburgh Bucket List with us on Twitter and Facebook: #PghBucketList.)</em></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:32:05 +0000 Reid Carter 23123 at http://wesa.fm How Close Are You To Finishing Our Pittsburgh Bucket List? Vote on Historic Designation of Produce Terminal Delayed Again http://wesa.fm/post/vote-historic-designation-produce-terminal-delayed-again <p>A vote on whether the Strip District’s Fruit Auction and Sales Building should be designated as a historic structure will be delayed another week.</p><p>Council’s newest member, Deb Gross, represents the Strip District, and is in favor of preserving the building to the fullest extent possible.</p><p>“Having said the word 'preserve,' everyone&nbsp; understands that some modifications are going to be needed to that property in order for it to achieve a positive function in the Strip District and a positive function in the business mix,” Gross said.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:49:26 +0000 Liz Reid 21218 at http://wesa.fm Five Candidates Vie for Open Seat on Pittsburgh City Council http://wesa.fm/post/five-candidates-vie-open-seat-pittsburgh-city-council <p></p><p>The race for the District 7 Pittsburgh City Council seat looks to be wide open heading into the election Tuesday.&nbsp; Five candidates are vying for the spot vacated by Patrick Dowd in July.&nbsp; Politically, the candidates are as diverse as the district.</p><p>A Democrat, a Libertarian, and a handful of independents all want to represent District 7, which runs from the Strip District to Highland Park and includes Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, Polish Hill, Friendship, Morningside, and Stanton Heights. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Strip District Redevelopment</strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:36:00 +0000 Liz Reid 19206 at http://wesa.fm Five Candidates Vie for Open Seat on Pittsburgh City Council PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/parking-day-returns-pittsburgh <p>If you’re noticing parking spaces around the city being taken up by art installations, sitting areas and small “parklets,” it’s because Friday is international PARK(ing) Day.</p><p>This is Pittsburgh’s sixth year celebrating the day, which highlights how public spaces and parks improve the community. The installations are meant to turn urban spaces designed for vehicle use into communal space.</p><p>This year there are 20 registered spaces throughout downtown, the Strip District, Lawrenceville, Oakland, and the South Side, compared to 19 in 2008.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:27:20 +0000 Tim Camerato 16890 at http://wesa.fm PARK(ing) Day Returns to Pittsburgh 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/6-things-do-saturday-morning-pittsburgh <p>Finding things to do on a Friday night in Pittsburgh isn't tough.</p><p>One might visit the bars on Carson Street or head downtown or to the North Shore for some fancy cuisine. And on any given Friday there are gallery crawls, concerts and movie showings to keep people of all cultural persuasions entertained.<br />&nbsp;<br />But what about the morning after?<br />&nbsp;<br /> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:00:48 +0000 Reid Carter 14915 at http://wesa.fm 6 Things To Do On Saturday Morning in Pittsburgh