Pittsburgh is cool again. A geographer by training and passion, I am glad to see that other non-Pittsburghers might begin to appreciate the city's unique and stunning landscape after reading the article:
It's just kind of quirky, funky and real, more organic, built by Europeans and other immigrants. The only other American cities that I find as geographically interesting are maybe San Francisco and Asheville, NC. --Ernie Sota, quoted in the Sunday New York TimesI couldn't move to Pittsburgh fast enough. Of course, I had the same pang when I read a similar Times article about Asheville a few months ago. I think the real estate journalist was a little late to the Asheville scene, but the budding community there seemed inspiring. Pittsburgh's upswing is also likely further along than many locals may suspect. The article will also inspire another wave of pioneers, this time in the Rust Belt.
Be careful what you wish for, Pittsburgh.