Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Daily hagiography


Some positive Pittsburgh PR from some less common sources in the last 24 hours.  Just a compilation of them for today:

  • 30 years ago I swear that Chinese on Carson constituted exotic eats in Pittsburgh. Today in the New York Times no less we have foodie stories that don’t involve Primantis? NYT: Replanting the Rust Belt.




Am I missing anything?  

Not quite a positive, but a slightly more in depth look at potential route consolidation issues for the impending USAirways/American merger. Travel News Daily: American Airlines/US Airways merger could slash connecting-flight competition.  Nothing (or everything!) about Pittsburgh, but worth a read: Infrastructurist: Dams Grade: 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

and you saw it here last week. PG: 'Pittsburgh: The Movie' offers collage of city as seen on the big screen

5 Comments:

Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Love that final article on the CMU professor, the almost multi-generational view . . . 1st it took a long time. There is virtue in patience!

Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:42:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

Some interesting thoughts in the Q&A to go along with the NYT article:

http://www.pgplate.com/forks-blog/366-q-a-with-anthony-bourdain

I quite like the notion that what we are seeing in the Pittsburgh food scene is really a normalization, specifically a convergence toward what you might call a more French/Italian attitude toward food, helped along by a rising generation of food professionals largely freed from the insecurities of the past.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:13:00 AM  
Blogger E pluribus unum said...

bubble..... somebody had to say it. Hopefully healthcare and higher ed money keeps raining like mana from heaven

Thursday, May 09, 2013 1:33:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Leave no nabob behind is my motto. :-)

Seriously though... it is an immense victory in a sense that the "Pittsburgh is doomed" argument has finally (only recently) shifted past denying there was any positive story at all. To argue over when things will turn around in the future is another issue altogether. Lots of things going on in education and health care for sure... but it is less clear to me Pittsburgh will not benefit from many of the changes being prognosticated.

Thursday, May 09, 2013 2:18:00 PM  
Blogger E pluribus unum said...

Oh i don't disagree that we will benefit for a short period of the time, but we are only a product of the country that we live in. Remember in 2008 or 2009 when mayor Luke wanted to tax college students, and everyday you read an article about the failing port authority? Not to mention the city should have declared bankruptcy all those years ago instead of state life support. Everything is connected, and 0% interest rates will not end well. The government is the entire market for student loans and about 70% of healthcare. Even reading that article from the President of CMU made me chuckle to myself. He talks how we diversified, but have we really? Have you ever read the automatic earth? They have some interesting view points on Nat Gas. I suggest you check it out sir, very interesting stuff. http://theautomaticearth.com
All in all i really enjoy your blogs, esp the links on the side bar with info about pittsburgh, thank you and keep up the good work.

Friday, May 10, 2013 12:36:00 PM  

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