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South Side’s Polish community fading

By Christine Manganas, Point Park News Service: Joe Bielecki can still recall past holidays listening to singing ensembles accompanied by portable instruments, and joining in on traditional Polish Christmas carols at the Prince of Peace Parish in the South Side. Since 1993, he has resided in its busy streets where he joined other third- and fourth-generation Polish-Americans, but the community... Read More

South Side resident faces trash head on

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: Dressed in his Sunday best of khakis, a button-down shirt and a Habitat for Humanity hat, Adam Christian walks the streets of the South Side carrying a white bucket, red broom and dust-pan. Christian is doing his best to keep his neighborhood clean. “I’m looking for any kind of honest work,” he said.... Read More

Market strives to be first historic living building

Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News service: Schwartz Living Market is not a spectacle people come from all over to see. It is not much different than any other building in South Side, at least not in a way anyone would notice just walking by. The building’s wooden floor is plain to see, but patrons might not know the owners had... Read More

Graffiti Watch tackles neighborhood tagging

By Tony Sonita, Point Park News Service: South Side resident Steve Root says keeping his neighborhood clean is not just a goal but a mindset. As a member of the South Side Community Council and head of the neighborhood’s Graffiti Watch, Root organizes regular events aimed at painting over graffiti in the area. “We’re trying to keep South Side clean... Read More

Residents, businesses angle for parking

By Andrew Goldstein, Point Park News Service: Parking in South Side has drawn the ire of residents and visitors of the neighborhood for years, and it could soon become a more widespread issue than ever. More residential permit parking areas are likely to appear in addition to zones that already exist in South Side to help give residents the ability... Read More

Technology sparks new interest in South Side library

By Emily Balser, Point Park News Service: A middle school student uses an after-school class to create music and videos. A mother brings her child to explore using an iPad. Dozens use the free WiFi. Those are just a few of the things residents can be seen doing at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s South Side branch, which has begun... Read More

Artists brew up new home for collaboration

By Joel Anderson, Point Park News Service: The once-abandoned Duquesne Brewing Company building in South Side hasn’t produced beer since 1972. But art has been on tap there since the 1990s. “The Brew House started (with) artists who were living and working in the building,” said Tim Kaulen, president of the Brew House Association, a non-profit organization that remade the... Read More

Mom and Pop-Up Shop puts creativity on display

By Emily Bastaroli, Point Park News Service: Amid the bars, restaurants and tattoo parlors on Pittsburgh’s South Side, residents have taken over an empty storefront at 1711 Carson St. Colorful chandeliers hang from the ceiling. Shiny multi-colored glasses in blue and orange sit atop handmade wooden tables. Graphic T-shirts printed with unique Pittsburgh images are folded on the ledge in... Read More

Black yoga: seeking higher meditation in heavy metal

By Gregg Harrington Point Park News Service Yoga is a calm and soothing way of combining exercise with meditation. But Kimee and Scott Massie see it differently. “I wanted to target that crowd that would never do yoga,” Kimee says. “I think they would benefit from it.” That crowd Massie speaks of is drawn into the couple’s slyly-branded Black Yoga.... Read More