History Usefulnotes / Pittsburgh

20th May '16 2:04:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''QueerAsFolk'':

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13th May '16 9:04:04 PM DesertDragon
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* {{Furry Fandom}}: The world's largest Furry convention, Anthrocon, has called Pittsburgh home since 2006. Although the convention is not promoted as a public event (Even though anyone can buy a membership to gain attendance) the event draws some residents to the bars and restaurants around the convention center to go "Furry Watching". Many residents will also begrudgingly admit that Anthrocon is one of the few interesting events to happen at the convention center in any given year (But hey, who knows what the attendees from the ''Society of Bridge Engineers Conference'' get up to behind closed doors.) When the convention finally promoted an event for the public to attend, [[http://www.anthrocon.org/node/28359/anthrocon-2015-wrapup 5,000 people]] turned up.
* {{Gayborhood}}: As mentioned earlier, this is averted. GLBT residents and related businesses are decentralized and scattered throughout the city. However, the real Liberty Avenue, in addition to hosting a couple gay bars and the annual Pride, also has a reputation for transsexual prostitutes.

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* {{Furry Fandom}}: The world's largest Furry convention, Anthrocon, has called Pittsburgh home since 2006. Although While the convention is not promoted as a public event (Even though (though anyone can buy a membership to gain attendance) attendance), the event draws some many residents and their children to the bars and restaurants around the convention center to go "Furry Watching". Many residents Pittsburghers will also begrudgingly admit that Anthrocon is one of the few interesting events to happen at the convention center in any a given year (But hey, who knows what the attendees from the ''Society of Bridge Engineers Conference'' get up to behind closed doors.) When the convention finally promoted an event for the public to attend, [[http://www.anthrocon.org/node/28359/anthrocon-2015-wrapup 5,000 people]] turned up.
* {{Gayborhood}}: As mentioned earlier, this is averted. GLBT residents and related businesses are decentralized and scattered throughout the city. However, the real Liberty Avenue, in addition to hosting a couple gay bars and the annual Pride, also has a reputation for transsexual transgender prostitutes.
17th Apr '16 3:13:37 PM themisterfree
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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' (Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe and lived most of his life in Pittsburgh. The show was produced by the local PBS affilate: WQED.)

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* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' (Fred Rogers was born in Latrobe and lived most of his life in Pittsburgh. The show was produced by the local PBS affilate: WQED. They've even got an (admittedly odd-looking) statue of him on the North Shore.)
10th Mar '16 8:53:37 AM harotype
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** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-''nay''-gie". The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...

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** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-NAY-gie". Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-''nay''-gie". The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...



** Andy '''Warhol''': actually Andrew Warhola, but definitely from Pittsburgh; he's buried south of the city. Mr. Pop Culture has the world's largest museum dedicated to a single artist, as well as the Andy Warhol Bridge.



* PollutedWasteland in the 1960s, though it has cleaned itself up significantly since then. There were times during the steel industry's heyday when the smog was so bad the streetlights had to be left on ''at midday''.

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* PollutedWasteland in PollutedWasteland: In the 1960s, 1940s, though it has cleaned itself up significantly unrecognizably since then. There were times during the steel industry's heyday when the smog was so bad the streetlights had to be left on ''at midday''.
22nd Feb '16 6:52:33 PM karstovich2
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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania, UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}}, behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.
20th Feb '16 8:38:11 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.

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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born Creator/MingNaWen (Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.)
20th Feb '16 8:35:42 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.

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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.
20th Feb '16 8:34:18 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/MingNaWen: Born in China but emigrated to the US as a child. Went to high school in the suburb of Mt. Lebanon, studied theatre at Carnegie-Mellon, and was a waitress at Chinatown Inn, a fancy Chinese restaurant downtown that her family still owns.
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.
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