News Around the Neighborhood

November Street Cleaning Reminder

Submitted by Chris Siewers

Please remind our community that this month’s street cleaning is split into 2 weeks: The Tuesday cleaning should happen on November 8th, while the Monday side hopefully will be cleaned on November 14th.

PHLF: Walking Tour of Deutschtown

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Saturday, October 29
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

$20.00 per person

This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants. (Tickets will not be available after October 28.)

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Deutschtown Walking Tour

Pittsburgh’s East Allegheny neighborhood was nicknamed Deutschtown because most of the area’s early settlers were from Germany. (“Deutschtown” literally means “Germantown.”) Joining them were large numbers from Switzerland, Austria, and Croatia. By the late 19th century, it was a thriving community with established businesses and institutions.  Although a 1970s interstate highway project bisected the Deutschtown area, causing the demolition of buildings and displacement of hundreds of people, the community retains a large part of its historic architectural fabric.

Join our docents as they reveal the rich history of this eclectic neighborhood. The tour will take participants through the Deutschtown Historic District and the E. Ohio Street business district, which lie in the western half of the neighborhood. It includes a wide range of building types, from well-preserved historic homes to old structures repurposed for contemporary uses—and an Elks Lodge that hosts the Pittsburgh Banjo Club every week.

PHLF: Walking Tour of the Strip District

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Tuesday, October 25
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

$20.00 per person

This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants. (Tickets will not be available after October 24.)

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Strip District Walking Tour

The Strip District is a vibrant amalgamation of Pittsburgh’s past, present, and imagined future. It is probably best known locally for food sellers and other businesses that reflect the neighborhood’s long immigrant history. In its 200-plus-year history, however, the Strip has been a site of industry, the region’s wholesale produce distribution hub, a center for nighttime dining and entertainment, and, most recently, home to Pittsburgh’s burgeoning technology sector.

The Strip’s ongoing evolution is mirrored in its architecture. Across a sprawling neighborhood, you will see everything from a small, two-story building constructed as a public bathhouse in 1911 to recent office buildings for the technology companies that have given the Strip a new nickname, “Robotics Row.” Preservation and repurposing of historic buildings have been key to the revitalization of the Strip in the last 20 years, and the tour will center on the historic buildings through which the Strip’s fascinating history is told.

Discounted Tickets for Northsiders: Somewhere Strange

Vida Chai’s Somewhere Strange

October 13-14
Tickets: $20-30

“I have some incredible musicians with me on this project. I have Dan Miller on Upright Bass, Ryan Socrates on Percussion, and Gray Buchanan on Fiddle. I’m really excited to share this project with Pittsburgh – I hope you’ll join us!”

Somewhere Strange is an immersive musical experience that hopes to envelop your senses and intrigue your imagination… Chai has a hope for each audience member after seeing, Somewhere Strange. ‘I just want people to feel seen and less alone in their experience,’ says Chai.”

Vanessa Reseland, Recital Magazine



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Proposed Bylaw changed presented at the Oct. 11, 2022 AWCC Membership Meeting

By popular demand and a recommendation from the Executive Committee the Allegheny West Civic Council Bylaws Committee has resumed working on an updated bylaws. Committee members are Bob Malakoff, Mary Callison and Tim Zinn.  

Any suggestions and comments should be sent to Bob Malakoff  (, 913 Brighton Road 15233) or you can call 412 321-3612. 


PHLF: Downtown Walking Tour of Fourth Avenue Historic District

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Thursday, October 11
6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

$20.00 per person

This is an in-person tour and is limited to 20 participants.
(Tickets will not be available after October 10.)

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Fourth Avenue Tour

The Fourth Avenue Historic District encompasses a remarkable variety of buildings. From a Greek Revival building of 1836 to cast-iron-front structures of the 1870s and 1880s, to a majestic quartet of early-20th-century skyscrapers, the district includes distinguished structures designed by more than a dozen eminent Pittsburgh architects.

The tour focuses on the portion of the area once known as “Pittsburgh’s Wall Street” for its concentration of buildings that served the financial and investment industries. We also will see how old buildings are being re-purposed for contemporary uses and explore PPG Place—the postmodernist “cathedral of commerce” that brings full circle the fascinating story of this narrow but mightily impressive street.

Queerness and the Natural World

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Presented with Autumn House Press

Queer Nature

Tuesday, October 11
7:00 pm

Queer Nature is a groundbreaking anthology of more than 200 LGBTQIA+ poets writing about nature. Tuesday’s program, presented with Pittsburgh publisher Autumn House Press, features readings from 10 contributing poets and a discussion with the collection’s editor Michael Walsh.  

In the collection and in the evening’s readings, you will find love poems, meditations on queer bodies, laments for the world we are destroying, poems of survival, and calls for environmental justice. 

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The 200 poets represent gifted and renowned contemporary artists situated next to masterful queer poets of the past including Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Frank O’Hara, Audre Lorde, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Rich, and more.

The anthology is a beautiful expansion to the canon of nature poetry and a loving field guide to life right now. We hope you’ll join our moving and celebratory evening.  

About your visit: The in-house restaurant 40 North will be closed but a cash bar will be available.

Pistons in the Park

Pistons in the Park

Join the City of Pittsburgh’s Office of Special Events Saturday, September 10th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm in Allegheny Commons Park West for Pistons in the Park! This FREE cruise-in style car show features dash plaques and t-shirts to the first 100 cars to arrive. New for this year are 10 custom-made, city-themed trophy categories including “Mayor’s Choice”, “Northside’s Finest Ride” and “Pittsburgh Pothole Proof”! There is no cost to register for a chance to win and the full list of categories can be found on our website at or on the FB event page