The city of Pittsburgh is taking the developer behind a plan to replace low-income buildings in East Liberty with market-rate units and a Whole Foods to court. It’s the latest in a saga that began with eviction notices and has moved to lawsuits. On Wednesday, the city filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction against Pennley Park South, a subsidiary of LG Realty Advisors, saying the developer is in breach of a memorandum of understanding to provide assistance the tenants. That's just the tip of the iceberg.
On Tuesday, Sanna Gaspard won the Mid-Atlantic regional contest for AlphaLabGear's National Hardware Cup with a pitch about bedsores. Well, more specifically, a pitch about early detection of bedsores. The Incline asked Gaspard, as well as the competition's emcee and the AlphaLab Gear's managing director (who have both heard a lot of pitches), for their best pitch tips. Here's what they said.
You’re about to walk in the crosswalk and see one stopped at a light. Or maybe you’re riding your bike and a self-driving car is in the lane next to you. Bike PGH wants to know: How safe do you feel walking or biking with self-driving cars on the streets? What experiences have you had? The advocacy group launched a survey Wednesday afternoon, as well as an ongoing online form: Submit Autonomous Vehicle Experience.
The city's Zoning Board of Adjustment had ruled that a large, yellow Sprint sign on Mt. Washington has to go. The board found that Lamar Advertising didn't have a permit to put up the sign, TribLive reported, and also violated zoning regulations. In a statement, Mayor Bill Peduto said Lamar "must remove what has become an embarrassing eyesore."
Think you know it all? Test your knowledge against the competition while drinking beer and eating food from La Palapa Mexican Kitchen. Plus, there are prizes for trivia winners. (P.S. We're sponsoring this trivia on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, so why not set a reoccurring event on your calendar?)
Where: East End Brewing Taproom at 102 19th St. (Strip District)
When: February 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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Our Penguins columnist Dave Lozo is asking the important questions this week: Can the Penguins still win the Metro? Is Malkin getting snubbed again? How handsome is Mike Sullivan? The answers: Yes, probs and really handsome.
Tickets to the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival — a festival in Pittsburgh devoted to pierogies — are on sale. Right now. As Good Food Pittsburgh reported, the festival is set to take place at Kennywood on Set. 24. Tickets for adults are selling for under $20 until April 15. The price goes up after that.