Sunday, July 23, 2006

Won't you be my neighbor?

Pittsburgh Magazine praises Brookline as one of "10 Neighborhoods You Need to Know About". (It's a good thing.) If anyone's interested, there's a few houses on my block for sale.

I was also surprised to see New Wilmington, the home of my alma mater, make the list. If you like getting to be bed by 8 o'clock every night, New Wilmington is the place for you.


Blogger Sean McDaniel said... this invitation open to me?

1:01 AM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

As long as you don't sunbathe nude.

6:45 AM

Blogger Sean McDaniel said...

does mowing the lawn in a thong count? seriously, i'm guilty of extreme provincialism when it comes to stuff on the other side of the liberty tubes...the Pittsburgh magazine article made brookline sound like a great place (which was the purpose of the piece). but damn, i can't get it out of my head that there's nothing over there if i can't see it while i'm driving along w. liberty avenue...and pedaling to that part of town seems far too all my bicycle journeys around town, i rarely (almost never) meet another cyclist who's ventured across the mon. you guys are somewhat cut off from anything but motorized vehicle traffic.

8:16 AM

Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

It's certainly not as convenient as Squirrel Hill, Bloomfield, Lawrenceville, etc. But it's a relatively quick bus ride to Downtown. And you'd have no trouble biking to the T station at Potomac in Dormont, and the only times you can't take a bike on the T are during rush hours.

I live within easy walking distance to the business district. There are parts that I'm not crazy about because they are too suburban in character, but those streets are more remote--closer to the Castle Shannon/Baldwin Township border.

The housing stock is probably the big selling point. A lot of brick houses, well-maintained, that would cost three or four times as much in more fashionable parts of the city.

9:01 AM

Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

born and raised in aspinwall. st. scho's was my church, still is my mom's. place has changed it's character over the years.

1:41 PM

Blogger Disgruntled Tool-Room Clerk said...

Pittsburgh Magazine also lists "Thornburg Borough" as one of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods "to know about."

Thornburg is the Fox Chapel of the West Hills, for crying out loud. Yeah, I'll bet it's nice if you're a millionaire!

Pittsburgh Magazine can bite me.

3:25 PM

Blogger Sean McDaniel said...

who says that neighborhoods to know about have to be "affordable." The goal was to spotlight some places people might not realize are on the map.

pittsburgh magazine might just bite you. but it won't bite the hand of the millionaires who feed it.

and remember, it's a big time moneymaker for the QED corp.

no matter how many new editors come in with a plan to make the magazine more "vital," a year later the stories about graffiti artists and government workings disappear in favor of articles trumpeting the 57 litigation lawyers you need to know or the 407 restaurants you can't pass on (and they're all listed in the PM paid dining guide). just check betsy benson's first editor's letter, if all existing copies haven't been burned. she was going to change the PM world.

all that being said, PM is doing what it does best...pandering to its advertisers.

3:57 PM


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