Pittsburgh Gives Detroit Hope

And people sometimes say that I'm too positive about Pittsburgh. Check out Tracy Certo's take, for the benefit of a Detroit readership.
Today Pittsburgh is a great place to live. It’s a small big city with all the advantages of a larger city — culturally, may I just say we’re kicking butt? — and far fewer problems. Our commute is short. It’s easy to network here and get in the loop. We have world-class universities and hospitals. A music and art scene that’s exploding. Really friendly people (we can’t stress this enough). Neighborhood bars where you can drink the legendary shot and beer as well as first-rate museums and restaurants, scads of coffee houses and a long list of wide-ranging cultural events every week to choose from. And, oh yeah, a Super Bowl team.

And she forgot to mention . . . the hordes of highly-educated workers who throng to the city every month from states and countries far and wide . . . the city's bank account has never been fuller . . . the Pirates and Penguins are headed for the championships that we've come to expect year in and year out . . . and every morning a chorus of angels sings the sun high into the sky . . . .

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