Take a look at Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood through the lens of David Aschkenas in this never-​before published photo collection from our archives.
The tranquil beauty of the Allegheny River at its idyllic venue in Kittanning conceals restless ghosts and a violent history. Safe to say, the 18th-​century Native Americans who lived there never imagined it couldn’t be defended from a few hundred white invaders, or that the fate of two great Old World empires across…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Uncovering ghosts “at the Great River“
“Jews are just like everybody else, only more so,” Wyoming Benjamin Paris* liked to say. He was an authority on the subject of chutzpah, and the star of his Hill District basketball team — a team with no uniforms or name.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring/​Summer
  • Issue Year 2006
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh’s most famous ethnic neighborhood
We talk about living in the Tri-​State Area, figuratively. The “we” in Weirton live in it literally. My waitress at Mario’s Italian Restaurant on Main Street is a fine example: She’s wearing a black-​and-​gold, No. 7 Roethlisberger jersey as she serves up the boss’s home-​and-​handmade spaghetti, while a poster behind her proudly announces…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Tri-​state living
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