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Best of Pittsburgh People and Places

Best Activist

Phat Man Dee

2nd: Jasiri X
3rd: Ciora Thomas

Best Attorney

Phil DiLucente, Phil DiLucente and Associates, LLC

2nd: David J. Shrager
3rd: Rocco E. Cozza

Best Bike Lane

Montour Trail
Runs from Clairton to Coraopolis

2nd: Penn Avenue
Runs from Strip District to Downtown
3rd: North Park
Runs around North Park Lake

Best Building

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive, Oakland

2nd: Cathedral of Learning
3rd: August Wilson African American Cultural Center

Best Dancer

Weird Paul Petroskey

2nd: slowdanger
3rd: Mario Quinn

Best Day Trip


2nd: Fallingwater

3rd: Strip District

Best Facial Hair

Brett Keisel

2nd: Mayor Peduto
3rd: Jason Renner

Best Hair

Weird Paul Petroskey

2nd: Phil Kessel
3rd: Cole Tucker

Best Local Blog

Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents

2nd: Burgh Brides

Best Local Instagram Account

Dave DiCello

2nd: Chancelor Humphrey
3rd: Pittsburgh Punk Rock

Best Local Legend

Mac Miller
2nd: Rick Sebak
3rd: Pittsburgh Dad

Best Local Mascot

Pittsburgh Penguins

2nd: The Pirates Pierogies
Pittsburgh Pirates
3rd: Pirate Parrot
Pittsburgh Pirates

Best Local Podcast

Thrifty Podcast

2nd: Girls Running Shit
3rd: Unprofessional Engineering

Best Local Radio Personality

(tie) Mikey and Big Bob
Larry Richert

2nd: Randy Baumann
3rd: Bubba

Best Local Sports Personality

Ju Ju Smith-Schuster
2nd: Sidney Crosby
3rd: Mike Lange

Best Local TV Personality

Jeff Verszyla

2nd: Rick Sebak
3rd: Sally Wiggin

Best Local Twitter Account

Dave DiCello

2nd: Bill Peduto
3rd: John ‘Fu’ Jacob

Best Local YouTube Account

Pittsburgh Dad

2nd: Lily Whispers
3rd: Courtney Raine

Best Nonprofit

Animal Friends
562 Camp Horne Road, Ohio Township

2nd: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
3rd: SisTers PgH

Best Pittsburgh Expat

Jeff Goldblum

2nd: Joe Manganiello
3rd: Billy Gardell

Best Pittsburgh Fashion Icon

Billy Porter

2nd: Gisele Barreto Fetterman
3rd: Sharon Needles

Best Pittsburgh Power Couple

Gisele and John Fetterman
2nd: Nicole Battle & Jarrett Tebbets
3rd: Jasiri X and Celeste Smith

Best Place to Volunteer

Humane Animal Rescue
6926 Hamilton Ave., Homewood and 1101 Western Ave., North Side

2nd: 412 Food Rescue
3rd: Animal Friends

Best Political Sidekick

Lt. Governor John Fetterman

2nd: Tippy the Dog (Corey O’Connor’s dog)
3rd: Dan Gilman

Best Public Art

1501 Arch St., North Side

2nd: Jeremy Raymer
3rd: Baron Batch

Best Public Bathrooms

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive, North Side

2nd: Sheetz
3rd: William Penn Hotel

Best Public Fountain

The Point
Point State Park, Downtown

2nd: Water Steps
3rd: PPG Place

Best Public Park

North Park
303 Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park

2nd: Frick Park
3rd: Blue Slide Park

Best Real Estate Agent

Christian Wilhelm

2nd: Corey Kelly
3rd: Brian Carothers

Best Rising Superstar

Gabby Barrett

2nd: Benji.
3rd: Vanessa St. Clair

Best Tourist Attraction

Mount Washington

2nd: Incline
3rd: Kennywood