The nonprofit maker space poised to replace TechShop launched membership Monday night and aims to start small, getting members before a building. Protohaven is looking to sign up 250 people at $85 per month to secure a space by the end of the year and be in and using it, with minimal equipment, in January 2018, one of its co-founders said.
Uber is planning to buy up to 24,000 Volvos between 2019 and 2021 to use as self-driving cars, Reuters reported. And if Uber buys all 24,000 cars, it would be the biggest order ever for Volvo and change Uber from a ride-sharing company working on autonomous technology to a company that owns and operates a fleet of vehicles, per Reuters. Uber has been coy about the number of self-driving Volvos already on Pittsburgh's roads, but did unveil the latest version in September to mark the one-year anniversary of its pilot program allowing the public to ride in self-driving cars.
Leaders of the Pittsburgh Land Bank say it will be up and going by the summer, the Post-Gazette reported. But there are still multiple steps to make that happen. Most notably, the land bank needs its polices and procedures approved by Pittsburgh City Council, and it needs to be funded. Here's a refresher on what the land bank is and what it will do.
Hang out with the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation for a Third Tuesday Happy Hour. Have a drink with Downtown neighbors, friends and professionals.
Where: Bakersfield at 940 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: November 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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The holiday season includes pop-up stores and pop-up bars, but now there's one more to add to that list — a pop-up nickelodeon. Thanks to the Theatre Historical Society of America, you can stop by to watch a trio of more than a century-old films, according to Pittsburgh Magazine. And admission is — you guessed it — only five cents. The nickelodeon is open from noon to 7 p.m. through Dec. 30, on every day but Monday.
Hamnet Place in Wilkinsburg is a preservation darling with nearly 70 units of restored housing, a new neighborhood center and multiple projects in the works, Curbed notes. It all started with outcry from the community when the city announced plans to demolish old brick buildings in the neighborhood. And that led to nonprofit Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and its for-profit development arm, Landmark Development Corporation stepping in and working on restoration bit by bit. Now, the neighborhood is award-winning and full of residents, new and old.