So aside from a plethora of bridges, what else does Pittsburgh have going for it? Sports! This is a city which boasts a more-than-impressive level of local patriotism! I observed many people in jerseys of the local sports teams. I actually stayed in a hotel sandwiched between the stadium where the Pittsburgh Steelers (football) play and the stadium where the Pittsburgh Pirates (baseball) play.
So aside from bridges and sports, what else does Pittsburgh have going for it? Friendly people! It's known for its kind people, and my experience certainly supported that statement. The friendliness was to a much higher degree than what I usually experience in New York, which was very nice! Upon walking into a bar, locals almost immediately struck up a conversation with me. On a separate occasion, another person told me to "make sure you get his good side" when he saw me taking a picture of a statue of a historically famous Pittsburgh Steelers player named Franco Harris. I observed people walking away from their charging phones, and leaving luggage with strangers (something which is not advisable to do in New York). My impression of the events mentioned in the previous sentence is that there is a higher level of trust in this city than in many others which I have visited.
So aside from bridges, sports, and friendly people, what else does Pittsburgh have going for it? Livability! It’s a decent sized city but it’s not overcrowded. It’s clean, with a low crime rate and contains a fair amount of job opportunity. The cost of living isn’t high here either.
So aside from bridges, sports, friendly people, and livability what else does Pittsburgh have going for it? Food! Pittsburgh has recently come to light as a city known for serving up some of the finest meals in the nation. I had some good pizza at a local spot called Slice on Broadway. I also tried the well-known restaurant chain called Primanti Bros., where all sandwiches come on the same type of bread. The walls of this local food joint are plastered with cartoon versions of iconic Pittsburgh sports figures from various time periods.