For many upset by the results of the 2016 election, the feelings of shock and anger haven't gone away. In that same time, countless grassroots and political groups have emerged to be a part of the resistance and advocate for a new way of doing things. The Incline caught up with organizers from three of those Pittsburgh groups to see where they stand and what's next.
An idea to make Pittsburgh a sanctuary city will get a hearing before council, thanks to the work of a new coalition. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, WESA reported. The fledgling Pittsburgh Sanctuary City Coalition delivered petitions last month to the City-County building, and member Greg Godels previously told The Incline: "We think it’s urgent that we have sanctuary city status."
... or city-owned property, you're in luck, because the process of finding one just got *way* easier. The City of Pittsburgh and Department of Finance on Wednesday released a new online database that allow users to check out thousands of city-owned properties on a map. As TribLive pointed out, most of the available parcels are vacant lots. But as students from CMU previously discovered, there's a lot you can do with a vacant lot.
Try out an easy-to-follow cardio dance fitness class with BaM Choreography. Then, treat yourself to a wine tasting after class. Enginehouse 25 Wines will provide one free glass of red or white wine.
Where: Engine House 25 Wines at 3339 Penn Ave. (Lawrenceville)
When: July 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $15
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As part of our Who’s Next series, The Incline wants to honor the young advocates, nonprofit warriors, policy wonks, realtors and real-estate experts who are working to shape Pittsburgh’s housing future. But we need your help to do that. Nominate someone (or someones!) before 5 p.m. Thursday, July 20, then join us for a happy hour to toast these up-and-comers next month.
Known for its thin-crust pizza and flowing wine, East Liberty's Dinette has become the fourth Pittsburgh restaurant to establish a no-tipping policy. Chef and owner Sonja Finn announced the immediate change Wednesday. "Tipping has proven discriminatory against people of color and women ... By being a restaurant that accepts tips … we're complicit in allowing what happens with this system in all other restaurants. I didn't want to be complicit anymore."