Tuesday, January 13, 2009

more Pittsburgh real estate and stuff

Trib runs a Bloomberg column: Pittsburgh good bet for home buy. It's not just for residential real estate. The WSJ reports on some data that shows Pittsburgh currently has the single highest rate of rental growth.

Jim R (aka BurghDiaspora Return to Pittsburgh blogger, gets a mention from Joel Kotkin in his weekly Forbes column today. Joel describes Jim as a "Pittsburgh based" blogger. That isn't exactly right, but but not wrong either. Jim is kind of an omni-region kind of guy.

Be on the look out for Ravens fans who may be attempting to sneak into Heinz field.

How much do the problems in the auto industry affect Pennsylvania? The local Steel Valley Authority worked with the state to come up with a number. See coverage of the analysis in the Central Penn Business Journal.

and no scapegoating in San Diego. Read their poll results on why the fans think the Chargers lost to the Steelers.

The AP is passing on the PG's story that the mayoral primary may be crowded. That sounds familiar.


Blogger Unknown said...

where is the info?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 8:37:00 AM  
Blogger Amos_thePokerCat said...

My one big bone, (ya, pun, "cat", "bone", get it?) to pick about Jim R, is not so much where he is located (Colorado), or if he is only blogging about just "Da 'Burg", or the greater Rust Belt Region, but that he is passing himself off as born and breed member of the Steeler Nation, when, at least according to Bill Toland, Jim R was born in Erie.

Is he just a Yinzer Wanna Be?? Has he ever even lived in Pittsburgh, other than even going to college? Did he even go to college here?

Hey, how about that "population boom" in Toledo? Go Mud Hens! At least "Klinger", IRL Jamie Farr, was really born there.

Foodie Note: Tony Packo's, mentioned by Farr a number of times on M.A.S.H., well, less than underwhelming. Nice enough place, but just a overgrown dirty water hot dog joint. (They have nothing on the "O".) The Hungarian food offered is more of an afterthought, and was nothing special. It certainly is not Chiodo's. Just a gimmick about signing hot dog buns.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 9:29:00 AM  
Blogger Jim Russell said...


I was born in Erie and I did not attend college in the Pittsburgh region. My time living in Pittsburgh might amount to six months and that was closer to Butler than Pittsburgh.

My father grew up a Browns fan, to make my connection to Pittsburgh even more tenuous. My favorite hockey team plays in Montreal and I still follow the Dodgers pretty closely.

And Pittsburgh is my favorite city in the United States.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 4:42:00 PM  

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