Trash to Thrash teaches skateboarding to underprivileged

October 24, 2018: “Jason McKoy will be the first to admit that he’s not very good at skateboarding. “When I got my first board I ate it hard,” he says with a laugh, remembering that inaugural faceplant at age 11. “But I didn’t stop because...

Discover Wilkinsburg’s Sacred Spaces on New Tour

October 8, 2018: “Jennifer Chenoweth isn’t the artist you’d expect to see in Wilkinsburg. An entrepreneur and principal of Fisterra Studio in Austin, Texas, Chenoweth creates contemporary abstract paintings and sculptures. After responding...

Wilkinsburg continues efforts to overcome blight, renew itself

August 10, 2018: “When Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches moved to Stoner Way in Wilkinsburg four years ago, co-owner Katie Heldstab said they didn’t know the lot behind their building was also part of the property that they rent. For two years...

Who Gets Left Out of the Urban Tech Boom?

July 20, 2018: “In the mid-1980s, when I was on my high school’s cross-country team, I used to run along Penn Avenue from my hometown, Wilkinsburg, into the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I never knew exactly during those days...