History UsefulNotes / Pittsburgh

17th Jan '16 3:15:32 PM Drcynic24
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** A common one tends to be outsiders looking down on the city. This one popped up a few times such as when a Denver sportswriter made allusions that the city was dirty because of the long gone steel mills and when reporters audibly laughed at President Obama's decision to have the city host the G20 Summit. Both instances sparked the anger of the city's residents.
15th Jan '16 9:45:31 PM nombretomado
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* The TV Movie version of ''TheStand'', the local [[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=armstrong+tunnel+pittsburgh&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Armstrong+Tunnel,+Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania+15219&gl=us&ei=woGwTNWyI8T7lwey6ajlDw&sqi=2&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA&ll=40.437532,-79.991809&spn=0.001739,0.005284&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.43788,-79.992108&panoid=8Y86SP1mktbfWWWgLv2evQ&cbp=12,153.58,,0,-1.58 Armstrong Tunnel]] (which goes under Duquesne University and empties out onto the 10th Street Bridge), stands in for the Lincoln Tunnel in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
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* The TV Movie movie version of ''TheStand'', ''Series/TheStand'', the local [[http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=armstrong+tunnel+pittsburgh&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Armstrong+Tunnel,+Pittsburgh,+Allegheny,+Pennsylvania+15219&gl=us&ei=woGwTNWyI8T7lwey6ajlDw&sqi=2&ved=0CBQQ8gEwAA&ll=40.437532,-79.991809&spn=0.001739,0.005284&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.43788,-79.992108&panoid=8Y86SP1mktbfWWWgLv2evQ&cbp=12,153.58,,0,-1.58 Armstrong Tunnel]] (which goes under Duquesne University and empties out onto the 10th Street Bridge), stands in for the Lincoln Tunnel in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
26th Dec '15 10:03:56 AM Julia1984
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* The 2015 film ''Film/{{Concussion}}'' tells the story of how a local coroner's assistant began his study into the prolonged effects of concussions on football players by studying the brains of Pittsburgh Steelers, starting with his autopsy of Mike Webster.
15th Dec '15 2:41:36 PM Drcynic24
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[LessEmbarrassingTerm gold]]'''").
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[LessEmbarrassingTerm '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
4th Dec '15 7:16:56 PM FF32
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** Ryan Mundy ([[HometownHero Pittsburgh Steelers']] safety)
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* Neil Walker, [[HometownHero Pittsburgh Pirates']] second baseman
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* Neil Walker, [[HometownHero [[HomegrownHero Pittsburgh Pirates']] second baseman
1st Dec '15 7:44:03 PM nombretomado
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* In one ''GetFuzzy'' comic, Bucky asks a travel agent if there are any vacation packages based primarily on smell. She suggests he look at a pamphlet for the tourist department of Pittsburgh. This got Darb Connely into quite a bit of hot water with many Pittsburghers, even though the strip wasn't run in any Pittsburgh papers. Conley claimed the whole thing had been meant as an in-joke towards a friend who lived in Pittsburgh.
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* In one ''GetFuzzy'' ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' comic, Bucky asks a travel agent if there are any vacation packages based primarily on smell. She suggests he look at a pamphlet for the tourist department of Pittsburgh. This got Darb Connely into quite a bit of hot water with many Pittsburghers, even though the strip wasn't run in any Pittsburgh papers. Conley claimed the whole thing had been meant as an in-joke towards a friend who lived in Pittsburgh.
26th Nov '15 8:36:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/SmartPeople'', a comedy-drama film starring DennisQuaid and SarahJessicaParker, was also partly filmed on Carnegie-Mellon University campus.
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* ''Film/SmartPeople'', a comedy-drama film starring DennisQuaid Creator/DennisQuaid and SarahJessicaParker, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, was also partly filmed on Carnegie-Mellon University campus.
24th Oct '15 8:09:12 AM DesertDragon
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'''The South Side:''' Not to be confused with South Side Flats, sometimes just called "South Side", Pittsburgh's largest nightlife district which attracts a diverse crowd of partiers every weekend: hipsters, punk rockers, hip-hop lovers, college kids, old timers, etc. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side is economically diverse, ranging from million-dollar mansions and condos atop Mt. Washington (as tourists line up to ride the inclines to the top), to middle class neighborhoods like Crafton Heights and Brookline which seemlessly blend into the suburbs they border, to rougher areas like Mt. Oliver and Knoxville. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side".
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'''The South Side:''' Not to be confused with South Side Flats, sometimes just called "South Side", Pittsburgh's largest nightlife district which sits right across from Downtown on the Monongahela and attracts a diverse crowd of partiers every weekend: hipsters, punk rockers, hip-hop lovers, college kids, old timers, etc. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side is economically diverse, ranging diverse. In addition to said nightlife district, the neighborhoods range from million-dollar mansions and condos atop Mt. Washington (as as tourists line up to ride the inclines to the top), inclines, to middle class neighborhoods like Crafton Heights and Brookline which seemlessly blend into the suburbs they border, to rougher areas like Mt. Oliver and Knoxville. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side".

'''The 'Burbs''' The city limits of Pittsburgh contain just over 300,000 people. That may not sound like a particularly high figure for a city with 3 major league teams and a big reputation, but one must take into account the fact that Allegheny County has a population of over 1.2 million, and the extended metropolitan area over 2.3 million. The region extends into parts of northern West Virginia and southeastern Ohio. The suburbs range from industrial towns such as Clairton, [[OutOfTheFurnace Braddock,]] [[CompanyTown Ambridge]], and [[DyingTown Aliquippa]] to middle class areas such as [[AdventureTowns Beaver]] and Center and to the extremely upper-crust Upper St. Clair and Fox Chapel.
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'''The 'Burbs''' 'Burbs:''' The city limits of Pittsburgh contain just over 300,000 people. That may not sound like a particularly high figure for a city with 3 major league teams and a big reputation, but one must take into account the fact that Allegheny County has a population of over 1.2 million, and the extended metropolitan area over 2.3 million. The region extends into parts of northern West Virginia and southeastern Ohio. The suburbs range from industrial towns such as Clairton, [[OutOfTheFurnace Braddock,]] [[CompanyTown Ambridge]], and [[DyingTown Aliquippa]] to middle class areas such as [[AdventureTowns Beaver]] and Center and to the extremely upper-crust Upper St. Clair and Fox Chapel.
24th Oct '15 8:03:02 AM DesertDragon
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'''Downtown''' Sits at the point where the three rivers meet. At the point itself is a lovely park that was once the entirety of Fort Pitt and currently hosts many summer festivals--at least, the ones that don't tie up traffic on Liberty Avenue. Downtown has a fascinating architectural blend of modern office buildings with elegant 1800's and early 1900's structures. Its most notable buildings include PPG Place, which looks like a futuristic glass castle, the county courthouse, which was built in the 1800's and looks like a ''medieval'' castle, and the US Steel Tower--the tallest building in Pittsburgh--which sports the widest roof in the world for a building its size. As mentioned earlier, the area is known to yinzers as "Dahntahn." '''The North Side''' Formerly the city of Allegheny, the population is predominantly African-American and Slavic. A very working-class area with many picturesque Orthodox churches. Heinz Field and PNC Park, the stadiums for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, respectively, are located here, as are several museums. The Mexican War Streets are here as well, but don't let the name scare you, since it's one of the nicer neighborhoods in the region. To any yinzer, it's "Da nor'side". '''The South Side''' Not to be confused with South Side Flats, sometimes just called "South Side", Pittsburgh's largest nightlife district which attracts a diverse crowd of partiers every weekend; hipsters, punk rockers, hip-hop lovers, old timers, etc. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side is economically diverse, ranging from million-dollar mansions and condos atop Mt. Washington (as tourists line up to ride the inclines to the top), to middle class neighborhoods like Crafton Heights and Brookline which seemlessly blend into the suburbs they border, to rougher areas like Mt. Oliver and Knoxville. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side". '''East End''' Contains the wealthiest, as well as arguably the roughest neighborhoods in the city. There's no special yinzer pronunciation here, since the neighborhoods are distinct enough to warrant their own mention:
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'''Downtown''' '''Downtown:''' Sits at the point where the three rivers meet. At the point itself is a lovely park that was once the entirety of Fort Pitt and currently hosts many summer festivals--at least, the ones that don't tie up traffic on Liberty Avenue. Downtown has a fascinating architectural blend of modern office buildings with elegant 1800's and early 1900's structures. Its most notable buildings include PPG Place, which looks like a futuristic glass castle, the county courthouse, which was built in the 1800's and looks like a ''medieval'' castle, and the US Steel Tower--the tallest building in Pittsburgh--which sports the widest roof in the world for a building its size. As mentioned earlier, the area is known to yinzers as "Dahntahn." '''The North Side''' Side:''' Formerly the city of Allegheny, the population is predominantly African-American and Slavic. A very working-class area with many picturesque Orthodox churches. Heinz Field and PNC Park, the stadiums for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, respectively, are located here, as are several museums. The Mexican War Streets are here as well, but don't let the name scare you, since it's one of the nicer neighborhoods in the region. To any yinzer, it's "Da nor'side". '''The South Side''' Side:''' Not to be confused with South Side Flats, sometimes just called "South Side", Pittsburgh's largest nightlife district which attracts a diverse crowd of partiers every weekend; weekend: hipsters, punk rockers, hip-hop lovers, college kids, old timers, etc. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side is economically diverse, ranging from million-dollar mansions and condos atop Mt. Washington (as tourists line up to ride the inclines to the top), to middle class neighborhoods like Crafton Heights and Brookline which seemlessly blend into the suburbs they border, to rougher areas like Mt. Oliver and Knoxville. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side". '''East End''' End:''' Contains the wealthiest, as well as arguably the roughest neighborhoods in the city. There's no special yinzer pronunciation here, since the neighborhoods are distinct enough to warrant their own mention:
24th Oct '15 8:01:06 AM DesertDragon
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Another mostly working-class sector of the city, with the exception of a very old-money section of Mt. Washington (the top of the mount; it gets progressively ghetto the further down you go). Not to be confused with South Side Flats--often known as just "South Side"--a very specific neighborhood across the Monongahela River from Downtown, well-known as a nightlife district that attracts old-school locals, hipsters, punk rockers, and college students alike. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side sprawls quite a ways and is economically diverse; central neighborhoods like Knoxville and the West End are a bit rough, but the southern edges have some middle-class areas such as East Carnegie, Crafton Heights, and Brookline, which seamlessly blend into the suburbs they border. The South Side also has what would be considered the West Side of Pittsburgh as well, but it's still south of the Ohio and Monongahela. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side".
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Another mostly working-class sector of the city, with the exception of a very old-money section of Mt. Washington (the top of the mount; it gets progressively ghetto the further down you go). Not to be confused with South Side Flats--often known as Flats, sometimes just called "South Side"--a very specific neighborhood across the Monongahela River from Downtown, well-known as a Side", Pittsburgh's largest nightlife district that which attracts old-school locals, a diverse crowd of partiers every weekend; hipsters, punk rockers, and college students alike. hip-hop lovers, old timers, etc. [[SpellMyNameWithAThe The]] South Side sprawls quite a ways and is economically diverse; central diverse, ranging from million-dollar mansions and condos atop Mt. Washington (as tourists line up to ride the inclines to the top), to middle class neighborhoods like Knoxville and the West End are a bit rough, but the southern edges have some middle-class areas such as East Carnegie, Crafton Heights, Heights and Brookline, Brookline which seamlessly seemlessly blend into the suburbs they border. The South Side also has what would be considered the West Side of Pittsburgh as well, but it's still south of the Ohio border, to rougher areas like Mt. Oliver and Monongahela.Knoxville. To any yinzer, it's pronounced "Sah'side".
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