More than a year ago, Uber announced a new tool for city planners — Uber Movement, which shows anonymous GPS data from Uber trips as a way to identify ride-sharing trends and traffic needs. It started with just a few cities, and on Wednesday, it launched in Pittsburgh. Uber Movement uses data from all Uber trips in the city — not counting self-driving cars — since 2016, pulling that information from drivers' phones, not from riders, the Post-Gazette reported. Designed for city planners, the tool is also available to the public through an interactive map. Here's more on how CMU plans to use the data.
A beloved Wilkinsburg crossing guard known as Miss Sunshine was hit by a car on Tuesday after she pushed a child out of the way, WTAE reported. Donna Askew is recovering at UPMC Presbyterian with a concussion, broken arm and broken leg. Per her family, the driver of the car was turning a corner and never saw the 70-year-old crossing guard.
Democrat Conor Lamb is expected to be sworn in this evening as U.S. Rep. for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, House Speaker Paul Ryan's office told The Incline this week. Lamb won a special election in March for the seat vacated by former congressman Tim Murphy last year. Lamb's win in a reliably Republican district was a seismic shakeup headed into the midterms, and Lamb, with his Oath of Office administered, is entering a U.S. House in flux and one helmed by a Republican Party in turmoil (see also: Ryan's decision not to seek reelection). Lamb is also being seated in a district that won't exist come November under a statewide redistricting plan, and he's already running in a new district to be created with a new statewide congressional map.
If | Maybe | Then is a multimedia performance of dance, images and perspectives that are both virtual and real. Is it a dream or a nightmare or something in between? Is it madness or genius or in the middle? Performances are April 12-15, 19-22 and 26-29. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sundays are at 6 p.m. April 21 and 28 also have matinees at 2 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Shopping Destination at 630 E. Waterfront Drive (Homestead)
When: April 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $15 to $45
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Pittsburghese — it was created from a melting pot of languages and is one of the many things that makes Pittsburgh what it is. But per CityLab, the accent, like the Chicago accent, is less and less common thanks to economic changes and geographic mobility. But there’s still hope: Take the 20-something quoted in the story who said he still uses "yinz," despite his teacher’s efforts to make him say, "you guys." Another example? Adding an “S” to the end of words, of course — just like Pittsburgh Dad.
Two new dining concepts are coming to restaurant incubator Smallman Galley in June. Joey Hilty, owner of The Vandal, will debut "Joey's," a modern European cafe concept featuring simple, ingredient-driven dishes. Phill Milton, sous chef at fl.2, will also introduce a menu of comfort dishes at the aptly named "Home." Meanwhile, Banhmilicious and Iron Born (with its beloved Detroit-style pizza) will extend their runs at the Strip District food hall. Good Food Pittsburgh has the rundown on what to expect on the menus. Btw, while you're there, you've got to try one of Smallman Galley's new cocktails, inspired by the flavors of childhood, like Mountain Dew Code Red, Froot Loops, and pizza rolls.
Correction to Tuesday's newsletter: This week's playoff games between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will be aired on these stations in Pittsburgh:
- Games 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7: AT&T Sports Net (formerly ROOT Sports);
- Game 3: WPXI
- Game 6: to be determined, if necessary