Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, December 5, 2008

Pittsburgh Signs Project - Book Release!

We've got some swell signs all up and down Liberty Ave., from Armand's grand claim to having the "Best Fish Sandwich" to Donatelli's fancy cursive font, to the red, green, and white parking meter posts lining both sides of the street, and of course, the memories of the old "Welcome to Bloomfield" sign formerly on the side of the BBT.

The Pittsburgh Signs Project has been collecting photographs of all of the wonderful, colorful, and historic signs of the area for over five years. Whether they're for motels, mechanics, diners, or dry cleaners, if the sign had some sort of appeal or meaningfulness, whether aesthetic or historic, they'd find their way on the website. Naturally, some of our neighborhood's - including the Bloomfield Sandwich Shop's cheery red and white lettering - have been featured. Now, they're about to release a book collecting some of the best - Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania.

This Saturday, the book will be featured at the History Center Holiday Book Fair:
Meet local authors & shop for unique holiday gifts!
Saturday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Senator John Heinz History Center
212 Smallman Street, Strip District
Pgh, PA 15222
(412) 454-6411

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BBT benefit show tonight

As you may have heard, the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, a local favorite watering hole, music venue, and Polish restaurant, caught on fire earlier this month. Luckily, the fire was mostly contained to the second floor and nobody was hurt, but business has temporarily shut down in order to repair the damages. Until then, their employees are out of work.

Tonight, Howler's Coyote Cafe will host a benefit concert and costume party directly following the Halloween Parade, (around) 8:30 21+ $3-5
Performances by:

Read more here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pittsburgh Neighborhood Narratives

Part of the Pittsburgh 250 celebration - Neighborhood Narratives is a series of films about local neighborhoods.

Read more here.
the Bloomfield film will be screened Sunday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. - Brillobox

Little Italy Days this weekend

Sept 26-28 - Bloomfield Little Italy Days!

Come play some bocce, eat some canoli, and do the Peroni beer bar crawl this weekend!

shedule of events here.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Big Idea Big Sale

The Big Idea Info Shop (504 Millvale Avenue) has some exciting things happening. Taken directly from their newsletter:

Back to School Sale:
August 15th through 30th, any student ID will get you 50% off of all used books and 10% off all new books. Don't have a student ID? We'll give you the discount if you bring
us an apple! We'll make pie. It will be great. We make a damn fine apple pie.
(Disclaimer: a big bag of apples will not result in a bigger discount, but it
will make more pies.)

Finish a zine this summer in time for the party! Saturday, August 30, 2008.
Questions? Email Artnoose at for details and location.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

this is happening

I posted about the hayride a little earlier - but the two year anniversary of the Sunday Night Hayride is this Sunday: