Urban Greenways: Stalking the Ruins of Pittsburgh

Nestled within some of Pittsburgh’s many wooded hillsides, or “greenways,” are dark corners that harbor vestiges of long demolished houses, city blocks, and even whole neighborhoods. 

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Forgotten Pittsburgh: Ghosts of Neighborhoods Past

Verner was a small factory community below the McKees Rocks Bridge that developed around the long-gone Pittsburgh Forge and Iron Co. . . . All that remains is Verner Ave., which dead ends at a set of jersey barriers. (Time Unkind to Some Pittsburgh City Neighborhoods, by Bob Bauder, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Sun sets behind the sewage plant


South Side Slopes (Slideshow)

Stairway Vistas & Green Swaddled Hills 

South Side
Full Screen – Click on: Picture > 2-way arrows (top right) 

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East Busway Article Wins Golden Quill Award

My article, Voyaging through the Hollow: The East Busway’s Singular Lens on Pittsburgh, just won a Golden Quill Award (Press Club of Western Pennsylvania).

To see the article, click the link above; and click here to see a related blog post on this mass transit curiosity.