Lawrenceville http://wesa.fm en 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 Lawrenceville Robotics Company Expands http://wesa.fm/post/lawrenceville-robotics-company-expands <p>Carnegie Robotics, a spin-off of Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Center, is expanding its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Lawrenceville.</p><p>Currently housed in CMU incubator facilities, the company plans to move into the 31,000 square-foot former Heppenstall building between 43<sup>rd</sup> and 48<sup>th</sup> streets.</p><p>President and CEO John Bares said the company outgrew its current space.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:18:06 +0000 Tim Camerato 15601 at http://wesa.fm Lawrenceville Cookie Tour a Real Treat http://wesa.fm/post/lawrenceville-cookie-tour-real-treat <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Once a year, the Lawrenceville Corporation organizes the Joy of Cookies shopping tour. This year, 26 businesses set out plates of treats along the Butler Street route, giving neighbors a chance to meet in a very merry&nbsp;setting.</span></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:08:47 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 4082 at http://wesa.fm Can Pittsburgh Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? http://wesa.fm/post/can-pittsburgh-survive-zombie-apocalypse <p>Co-owner of Lawrenceville’s House of the Dead, Chuck Cramer believes Pittsburgh stands little chance of surviving a zombie apocalypse.</p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:52:11 +0000 Margaret J. Krauss 4085 at http://wesa.fm