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Italian Heritage 

Italian Heritage 

“If you have family or friends of Italian descent around the country or across the sea, we hope you will share the Popular Pittsburgh website with them.  We believe our website is a great way for them to learn about our town and what makes Pittsburgh popular.”  – Tom Pollard It’s la Dolce Vita for Italians in Pittsburgh We all know Christopher Columbus came to

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Witamy!  Pittsburgh’s Polish Power  

Witamy!  Pittsburgh's Polish Power  

“If you have family or friends of Polish descent around the country or across the sea, we hope you will share the Popular Pittsburgh website with them.  We believe our website is a great way for them to learn about our town and what makes Pittsburgh popular.”  – Tom Pollard Copernicus, Chopin, Pope John Paul II-these are just a few of the myriad Polish notables

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Ukrainians in Pittsburgh 

Ukrainians in Pittsburgh 

If you’ve lived in Pittsburgh for any length of time, you’ve probably met someone of Ukrainian descent. Or maybe you are Ukrainian yourself. For those who are not Ukrainian, you may not know much about this nationality group and the country from which they hail. This is not surprising since for centuries, Ukrainians have been valiantly trying to hold on to their country, independence, and

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Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre Conquers Pittsburgh

Attack Theatre, which creates original collaborative dance-based performances, was founded in 1994 by Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope. In honor of the theatre’s 20th anniversary, Popular Pittsburgh asked Michele to reflect on the theatre’s two decades of success. Q. What was it about Pittsburgh that made you decide to found Attack Theatre here? A. Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to Pittsburgh from New

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Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

Why Are Pittsburghers So Friendly?

“I was lost in Pittsburgh, and when I asked for directions, the person I stopped on the street insisted on walking me to my destination.” “My car had a flat on the Parkway, and three people stopped to help me.” “When I moved into my new home, the next door neighbors welcomed me with a cake.” Experiences like these are not infrequent when you are

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Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Pittsburgh is Going to the Dogs

Though not Paris, where dogs seem to have free rein in the City of Lights, even going to bistros, salons, and on the metro with their owners, Pittsburgh is nonetheless a pooch-friendly city. Lewis and Clark (& Seaman) One of the earliest recorded dogs in the area was Seaman, a Newfoundland, who belonged to Captain Meriwether Lewis and accompanied Lewis and his partner, William Clark,

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Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Hospitals in Pittsburgh

Medical care is not something to be taken for granted.  Just as Pittsburgh’s reputation is turning from smoke and steel to one of a leader in robotics and high tech industries, so too is the City of Champions gaining a new eminence in the field of medicine. Today, Pittsburgh’s hospitals boast highly trained physicians, the latest medical procedures and treatment research, and the most up-to-date

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The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics

Helping Women to Seek Office If you’ve ever observed a car with a steering wheel locked in a turn, you know that the car will go nowhere but in a circle. Perhaps that’s why our government sometimes seems to be running in circles and getting nothing done–it has been turned in one direction. While the population of Pennsylvania is almost equally divided between women and

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Hispanics in Pittsburgh

Hispanics in Pittsburgh

At one time, finding a Hispanic in Pittsburgh was almost as rare as finding a Cleveland Browns fan in the city. But that has begun to change. Hispanic is an all-encompassing term for those with roots in Mexico, Spain, areas of the Caribbean, and Central and South America. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there were slightly more than 11,000 Hispanics living in Allegheny County

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Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh Cultural District

Pittsburgh has much to offer its residents and visitors.  Our cityscape rises majestically from the point of three rivers, impressive with its glittering towers and web work of bridges.  The downtown area is filled with restaurants, shops, hotels, and public parks.  The old feel of an industrial city has almost vanished.  Today Pittsburgh is not only a busy corporate center and leader in high-tech industries,

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