Downtown http://wesa.fm en New York Firm Invests Millions in Downtown, North Side Real Estate http://wesa.fm/post/new-york-firm-invests-millions-downtown-north-side-real-estate <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pittsburgh’s Washington Plaza and Allegheny Center apartment buildings will soon undergo renovations, complete with name changes, under the new ownership of New York-based firm Faros Residential LLC.</p><p>Washington Plaza, which is now City View, and Allegheny Center, now called Park View, are being updated to attract younger urban professionals, said Faros managing partner Jeremy Leventhal at a news conference Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:02:28 +0000 Kaye Burnet 33420 at http://wesa.fm New York Firm Invests Millions in Downtown, North Side Real Estate Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th http://wesa.fm/post/social-club-weekend-july-18th <p></p><p></p><p class="p1">We love our booze — ahem, our craft beers — here at the Social Club podcast, so of course the upcoming Beer Fest is one of Josh and Rachel’s favorite happenings this weekend. For the sober-minded, however, there’s no need to worry: this week’s events include yoga in the square, fashion trucks, and overlooked Pittsburgh barbecue. Listen in for why, “This is like, deliberate yoga, not just a weirdo running around the Square.”</p><p class="p1">This week’s happenings:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:22:52 +0000 Reid Carter 32786 at http://wesa.fm Social Club for the Weekend of July 18th August Wilson Center Must Find Deep-Pocket Donors http://wesa.fm/post/august-wilson-center-must-find-deep-pocket-donors <p>The plight of the <a href="http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org/">August Wilson Center</a> has been a source of constant stories in the local media.</p><p>Despite liquidation, debt and other fiscal battles many are working hard to save the center.</p><p>City Paper reporter Rebecca Nuttall has <a href="http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/saving-august-wilson-despite-liquidation-order-community-still-hopeful-arts-center-can-survive/Content?oid=1727485">followed&nbsp; efforts</a> and provides an update on the latest news regarding the August Wilson Center.</p><p>The building, which took $42 million to open in 2009, had more construction costs than were originally estimated and put the center in debt before it had even opened. Nuttall says a lot of the people she talks to seem to have great ideas about how to save the center, but the financial backing may not be available.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:01:55 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 23995 at http://wesa.fm August Wilson Center Must Find Deep-Pocket Donors 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 Downtown Pittsburgh Living: From 9 to 5 to Full-Fledged Neighborhood http://wesa.fm/post/downtown-pittsburgh-living-9-5-full-fledged-neighborhood <p></p><p>It’s often said Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are the bustling neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill, the struggling neighborhood of Homewood, and the transitioning neighborhoods in between. Then there’s a shadow neighborhood. Some people call it the Golden Triangle, some call it the business district, and others call it&nbsp;home. 90.5 WESA reporter, <strong>Deanna Garcia</strong> looks at the present and the future of Downtown&nbsp;living. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 2632 at http://wesa.fm Downtown Pittsburgh Living: From 9 to 5 to Full-Fledged Neighborhood Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting to Full-Fledged Neighborhood http://wesa.fm/post/downtown-pittsburgh-shifting-full-fledged-neighborhood <div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>It’s often said Pittsburgh is a city of neighborhoods. There are the bustling neighborhoods of Oakland and Squirrel Hill, the struggling neighborhood of Homewood, and the transitioning neighborhoods in between. Then there’s a shadow neighborhood. Some people call it the Golden Triangle, some call it the business district, and others call it&nbsp;home.</p><p>“It’s not just a thoroughfare for the buses, or somewhere where you go to your office from 9 to five, but I actually live here and love it a lot,” said Gina&nbsp;Mucciolo. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:54:51 +0000 Deanna Garcia 2609 at http://wesa.fm Downtown Pittsburgh Shifting to Full-Fledged Neighborhood