The Washington Capitals susceptibility to completely collapsing at any moment was on full display last night in Game 3, but at the end of the night they held on to beat the Pens 3-2 in overtime, crawling back to close the gap in the series to one game. The Caps (and their fans) are breathing a big sigh of relief, while the Pens (and their fans) are holding their collective breath, as we all await word on the health of Sidney Crosby. Game 3 was a nail-bitter, and we’re just scratching the surface of this series. Here are five things we know going into Wednesday’s Game 4.
Two May Day marches for immigrants and workers were held in Pittsburgh yesterday. While the marches were held in solidarity with one another, organizers had two different demands: for Pittsburgh to become a sanctuary city and for it to become a Freedom City. The ACLU's Freedom City and County standards ensure “everybody’s constitutional rights are protected,” Guillermo Perez of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement said, “not just undocumented immigrants, but everybody.”
The city's plan to install bike lanes on Fort Pitt Boulevard as part of a larger project to connect Great Allegheny Passage to Point State Park is dead. "Upon re-examination we believe there are better alternatives for providing a safe and attractive bicycle facility," Karina Ricks, Pittsburgh's director of mobility and infrastructure, said in a statement published by the Post-Gazette. Business owners on Fort Pitt really, really, really didn't want the city to remove parking spaces on the street to create a protected two-way cycle track, and they let the city know it. Their complaints led to Pittsburgh City Council's creation of a bike infrastructure advisory board — and now this.
Join this new series. It's free and all artists are welcome. A local artist will also be the host.
Where: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy at 422 Foreland St. (Deutschtown)
When: May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The Incline Likes
So the fish fry bracket was great — who doesn't love rivalries over fried fish? But it's time to announce our second NCAA-style bracket. Drum roll, please ... The Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck! Just in time for summer, we're ready to stand in all the lines for the best food truck food. But we need your help. Nominate your favorite food truck here by 5 p.m. Friday ... and it just might make our bracket and go on to be named the *Ultimate Pittsburgh Food Truck.*
Lake Elizabeth is currently empty, an unsettling sight for North Siders who remember the one-year period during which the Allegheny Commons Park feature was dry. But don't fear: The lake won't be empty for long.