Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Neighborhood Festivals

Explore the diverse heritage, food and character of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods at this month’s many community festivals!

For more information, call 412-422-6426 or visit the City of Pittsburgh’s Community Festival Website.

July 1
Addison Terrace
Friday 1-6 p.m.
2136 Elmore Square\

July 2
Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Arsenal Park

July 8
Glen Hazel
Friday 12–8 p.m.
Johnston Avenue

July 16
Saturday noon–6 p.m.
Burgwin Field

July 16
Polish Hill
Saturday 1 p.m.–11 p.m.
3060 Brereton Street

July 16
Troy Hill
Saturday noon–3 p.m.
Citizen’s Park

July 16-17
Saturday 1-9 p.m. & Sunday noon–7 p.m.
Upper McKinley Park

July 21
Allegheny Dwellings
Thursday 2-5 p.m.
1710 Belleau Street

July 22
Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
YMCA, 7140 Bennett Street

July 23-24
Saturday & Sunday 12–9 p.m.
Fairywood Playground

July 30
Saturday 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
200 Tabor Street

July 30-31
East Hills
Saturday noon–8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
East Hills Park

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WYEP Summer Music Festival

Pack up the family, grab a blanket and head out to the lawn at Schenley Plaza this Friday, June 24, at the 14th Annual WYEP Summer Music Festival.  This festival offers something for everyone with live music, kid’s crafts and activities and a handmade crafts marketplace.

The Kids and Crafters Area opens at 4pm.  Participants include the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Gemini Children’s Theater, Hip Hop on L.O.C.K., the Innerbeat Drum School, LintPuppets, the Zany Umbrella Circus, and many others.

Also starting at 4pm is the I Made It! Market, an independent crafts marketplace offering local handmade crafts.  Check out some of our many local artists and craftspeople and get great buys while you support Pittsburgh’s independent artists.

The music starts at 6pm and features:

      6pm         Big Hurry
      7:15pm    Jukebox the Ghost
      8:30pm    Fitz and the Tantrums
      9:45pm    Eli “Paperboy” Reed

Location:  Schenley Plaza, 4100 Forbes Avenue, Oakland
Date:   Friday, June 24, 2011
Time:  4pm for crafts and activities, music starts at 6pm
Cost:   FREE!

Find directions here and more information on the festival at WYEP’s website.

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Friday, June 10, 2011

New on the Market

Our agents have some great new properties this week:

Squirrel Hill 
Charming and newly renovated 4 bedroom home.  Updates include hardwood floors, carpeting, painting and new bathrooms.  Cherry kitchen has granite counters and separate work area  with a second sink, dishwasher and laundry.  Large back yard with deck and patio.
Contact:  Jason Kaney  412 956-4060

Friendship Park
4 bedroom with great bones.
Contact:  Nancy Wright  412-508-0040

Large one bedroom in great building with exercise room, laundry, parking garage, party room, and pool.
Contact:  Alex Durr  412-478-6399

A home plus an in-law suite with separate entrance.  Updated first and second floors include eat-in kitchen with an island for easy dining. Master bath has a jet spray tub and shower.
Contact:  Rick Smith  412-977-9916

Charming, well maintained home across from a parklet.  Security system, central A/C and newer windows. Third bed room on the finished third floor.  Nice quiet level lot.
Contact:  Liz Caplan  412-302-2645

Great location. Well maintained home with an inviting front porch and eat-in kitchen.  21x13 room on the third floor could be a forth bedroom. Updated windows, furnace and A/C. Level entry, flat rear yard. Close to everything.
Contact:  Marianne DiPlacido  412-613-8100

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

June Community Festivals

Neighborhood festivals are a Pittsburgh tradition.  Throughout the summer and early fall, community celebrations offer food, entertainment and activities highlighting the ethnic and cultural heritage of the city.  Come out to discover the history and neighborhoods that make Pittsburgh unique.

Festivals coming up this month:

June 8-11
Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Family Festival
Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-9, 6-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 6-11 p.m.
Immaculate Conception parking lot and social hall

June 12
Park Place
Park Place Picnic
Sunday, June 12, 1 – 5 p.m.
Abbott Street

June 24
Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights Fun Day
Friday, June 24, 12-4 p.m.
Arlington Heights community parking lot

June 25
Mount Washington
Community Day in Grandview Park
Saturday, June 25, 12 – 4 p.m.
Grandview Park

June 25
Schenley Heights
Schenley Heights Community Festival
Saturday, June 25, 12 – 5 p.m.
Robert E.Williams Memorial Park

For more information, call 412-422-6426 or visit the Community Festival Website.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Shadyside Charm

Location, location is the realtor’s mantra, but rarely is it so true as this.  For access to the best of Pittsburgh urban living, 5120 Fifth Avenue in the heart of Shadyside is the place to be.

At the corner of Fifth and Wilkins, this great condo building is right at the center of several of Pittsburgh’s most desirable East End neighborhoods.  It’s a short walk to Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, UMPC hospitals and the cultural center of Oakland.  Head off in another direction and a few minute’s trek ends at the unique shops and restaurants of Walnut Street in Shadyside.  A short drive down Wilkins leads to Murray Avenue and the Squirrel Hill shopping district.  Fifth Avenue leads to Penn Avenue and East Liberty, home of Trader Joes, Whole Foods and a soon to be opened Target.  Step just outside the front door for public transportation, minutes away from downtown and connections to the rest of the city.  As a base for living, working and exploring Pittsburgh, Shadyside is a location that can’t be beat and Shadyside real estate continues to be in high demand.

Number 102 is a charming and quiet two bedroom, two bath with spacious rooms, hardwood floors, lots of windows and loads of natural light.  Updates include a new gourmet kitchen and new baths.  The master bedroom includes a full bath and plenty of closet space.  There is a washer/dryer in the unit and additional laundry facilities and storage space for residents in the building.

The secure building offers a gracious front lobby, an elevator and an intercom system to admit guests.  Off-street parking is available in the back, with a new heated driveway and 2 common parking spaces each unit in the building.  All this in a well-maintained building with low condominium fees and a very attentive condo association.

For more information contact Pittsburgh Realtor Liz Caplan:  412-302-2645

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lawrenceville Backyard & Garden Tour

Ever want to peek into your neighbor’s backyard?  Here’s your chance!  The Lawrenceville Hospitality Association is sponsoring a Backyard & Garden Tour.  The backyards in Lawrenceville tend to be modest, but the creativity is limitless.  Take this opportunity to be a “nebby neighbor” and see some of Lawrenceville’s very unique backyards, gardens and unusual outdoor areas.

The tour is FREE and self-guided.  Pick up maps at the Lawrenceville Organic Garden in Allegheny Cemetery on Butler Street between 47th and 48th Streets.  Map

The tour will be open Saturday June 11th, from 11:00am - 4:00pm.  For more information, email:

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