As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them.
Somehow — and no one in Pittsburgh is quite sure how — this Saturn VUE entered a traffic circle like any normal car but then went airborne and ended up rubber-side up in the spout of a park fountain. The whole thing played out like what happens when the bad guy crashes during some big-budget action movie chase.
Shit happens when you party naked, as the old saying goes. You know it, I know it, and the owner of this Pittsburgh-area gas station certainly knows it now.
Many people lost a lot of things when Snor'eastercane Sandy hit the Mid-Atlantic states. But when public safety people lose equipment, destruction-related problems become compounded.
An estimated $100,000 fell out of a bank courier van in outer Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon when its doors accidentally opened up on the road. All but $400 is still missing. People of Pittsburgh, please give the money back, the bank misses it very much.
A single mother in Pittsburgh who was recently carjacked received a replacement car from an anonymous good samaritan. The man gave her a Honda Accord wagon once belonging to his late, 97-year-old mother. He figured she'd have been thrilled if her car went to someone in need. Suck it, hate.
Before leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers for a new job with the Arizona Cardinals, defensive back coach Ray Horton decided to surprise a cook in the Steelers' cafeteria with a present — Horton's own 1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500.
First, watch this video from yesterday out of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, as cars fly out of control down an icy hill, crashing into hapless parked cars below. Then be happy you don't live on this hill.
Drawbridges were, at one time, new technology. We're way past that now. What we need is mecha able to transform from city-defending robots into bridges, as envisioned by this sculpture — appropriately from Pittsburgh, a.k.a. the "City of Bridges."