Preserving The 'Real' Pittsburgh

Grace Dobush urges the city of Pittsburgh to preserve its old-world charm.

"I'm reminded of an old joke: In Pittsburgh, ritz is just a cracker... [A study] found that non-Pittsburghers were more likely to have a positive feeling about the city than locals were...That probably explains why Census data show suburban flight and brain drain as Pittsburghers' two favorite activities...If we're not careful, the current gentrification could eradicate the last of your old-world charm."

Full Story: In Pittsburgh, what's old is good again




Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Not very eloquent, I know.

If the 'real' Pittsburghers (or whatever they like to be called) are leaving enmass, then obivously no ones cares about the 'real' Pittsburgh. If the culture and attitudes change with the 'new' Pittburghers, then that's perfectly legitimate.

At least that's the opinion of a dashingly handsome guy from Chicagoland.

(I actually like Pittsburgh from the time I've spent there.)

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