What do Queen Elizabeth, Elvis Presley, and Paul Newman have in common? They were all huge pigeon fans. This misunderstood bird is much like Pittsburgh itself – if you only knew more about it, you might just find there is a lot to love!
Pigeons have saved human lives, started major businesses, and were even full-fledged, decorated war heroes – But somehow, it’s hard to get folks to be believers.
So here at PittsburghCityLiving, we’ve chosen the much misunderstood pigeon to guide you through some things you would never have expected about this NOT smoky, NOT dirty, NOT what-you-expected place we call home. Follow our city pigeon friend into the heart of Pittsburgh, and find out how “hell with the lid off” became “America’s Most Livable City.”
With gritty steel mills long gone, Pittsburgh has truly transformed itself into a leading technological, social and cultural region. World-class instituions are sprinkled throughout the landscape.
Separated by rivers and bridges, defined by hills and demarcated by ravines, Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are each small towns where families live for generations. Vintage to the core, from the working-class, blue-collar traditions, to the turn-of-the-century homes and buildings, Pittsburgh is built on character and soul. Friendliness comes from deep family roots as generations of families have lived within blocks of each other for years, all the while developing a kinship with neighbors and local community. Enjoy the insight and fun facts below and make Pittsburgh your home!
Andy Warhol Fred Rogers Jimmy Stewart Cristina Aguilera Dennis Miller Perry Como George W. Ferris Michael Keaton Donnie Iris George Westinghouse George Benson Kurt Angle Dan Marino Johnny Unitas Billy Eckstine Gene Kelly Jonas Salk Art Rooney Roy Eldridge Jeff Goldblum Demi Moore Trent Reznor
Movies Filmed Here
The Mothman Prophecies Wonder Boys Dogma Inspector Gadget Desperate Measures Diabolique Kingpin Boys on the Side Houseguest Sudden Death Milk Money Only You Groundhog Day Money for Nothing Striking Distance Hoffa Lorenzo’s Oil The Silence of the Lambs Robocop Gung Ho Flashdance The Deer Hunter Night of the Living Dead Angels in the Outfield
Big Mac Ferris Wheel US Baseball stadium (Forbes Field) World Series Banana Split “Nickelodeon” Motion picture theater Gas Station Zippo Lighter Polio Vaccine TV Station Pull Tab Can Robotics Institute Museum of Art
The pigeon represents the quintessential urban in all of us – they are adaptable, independent, adventurous, endearing and smart.
They have explored Pittsburgh with breathtaking aerial views and understand the subtleties that make this town truly unique.
Who needs an eagle? So go ahead and love a pigeon today!