Category Archives: Point Breeze North

parting shot: point breeze north

This is one of the cooler old buildings in Point Breeze North; the letters really make it. I’ve always felt that Point Breeze North has gotten the shaft- Point Breeze (its counterpart across Penn Ave) sits next to Squirrel Hill, … Continue reading

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required sobering post to maintain balance

Point Breeze North isn’t all acai berries and birch-bark toilet paper. The neighborhood has it’s share of neglected or abandoned houses and you still see the occasional lot of industrial trash.

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selected point breeze north businesses

Find the theme: Free Ride is a bike collective that is dedicated to “recycling bicycles, offering mechanical education, and promoting bicycling by helping people of all ages and backgrounds obtain, maintain, and repair bicycles.” The East End Food Coop will … Continue reading

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steel city big pour

The Steel City Big Pour is among the very best things in the United States. Construction Junction (see directly below this post) puts on the event and some of the best microbreweries in the country, along with local eateries, artists … Continue reading

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construction junction

In one of the old warehouses on the east side of the neighborhood is one of the coolest and most worthwhile businesses in Pittsburgh. Construction Junction ‘promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials.’ Pretty self-explanatory but the pictures explain … Continue reading

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industrial side of town

The eastern side of Point Breeze North is an industrial area with some great old factories and warehouses.

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westinghouse park

I took a couple pictures of Westinghouse Park, a sizable patch of green that sits in Point Breeze North. They look like, well, any old park, really. Look at this instead: This is what Westinghouse Park used to look like. … Continue reading

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