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Best Pittsburgh smell

Primanti Brothers

2nd: Strip District on a Saturday morning 3rd: Pierogies

Best Pittsburgh sound

Steeler fans cheering at Heinz Field

2nd: Trains
3rd: Fireworks

Best mural/public artwork

The Sprout Fund Public Art Projects

2nd: Graffiti

Best mass transit route

54C Bus Route

2nd: The T
3rd: East Busway

Best Pittsburgh protest

Anti-war protests

2nd: Abortion

Best vestige of Pittsburgh's past

The Monongahela and Duquesne inclines

2nd: Smokestacks at the Waterfront
3rd: Kennywood Park

Best Pittsburgh ambassador

Jerome Bettis

2nd: Mario Lemieux

Best spot for people-watching

South Side

2nd: Oakland
3rd: Market Square

Best spot for eavesdropping

On the bus

2nd: At a coffee shop
3rd: At the Cathedral of Learning

Best spot for having a non-English conversation

Carnegie Mellon University

2nd: Oakland
3rd: Squirrel Hill

Best example of "redding up" Pittsburgh

SouthSide Works

South Side
2nd: The All-Star Game
3rd: Tie: Downtown / The Waterfront

Best example of something that still needs redd up


2nd: Downtown
3rd: North Side

Best Pittsburgh blog

Overheard in Pittsburgh


Best Pittsburgh writer

Chris Potter

2nd: Gene Collier
3rd: Tony Norman

Best local green space

Schenley Park

2nd: Frick Park
3rd: Point State Park

Best bike path

Jail Trail

2nd: Montour Trail
3rd: Eliza Furnace Trail

Best place for wintertime sports

Seven Springs

2nd: Schenley Park
3rd: Heinz Field

Best Pittsburgh building

PPG Place

2nd: Cathedral of Learning
3rd: Gulf Tower

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