Monday, July 07, 2008

Praising Pittsburgh

A few years ago, my friend and I spent a couple of days in Pittsburgh. We were thoroughly impressed by the city and its baseball stadium. Today, the New York Times' 36-hours feature spotlights Pitt, and the account starts like this:
Pittsburgh has undergone a striking renaissance from a down-and-out smokestack to a gleaming cultural oasis. But old stereotypes die hard, and Pittsburgh probably doesn’t make many people’s short list for a cosmopolitan getaway. Too bad, because this city of 89 distinct neighborhoods is a cool and — dare I say, hip—city.


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