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Housing options for Pitt students don’t end in Oakland

Zach Lewis, a junior physics and astronomy major, said living outside Oakland lets him see more of the City.

By Colm Slevin, For The Pitt News

October 14, 2020

Even though North, South and Central Oakland are close to campus and have an abundance of housing, not every Pitt student who chooses to live off campus finds themselves living in these neighborhoods. Some students choose to live in other neighborhoods around Pittsburgh such as Squirrel Hill and Shadyside because of finances, comfort with the area and the availability of housing.

Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen Serves Up Authentic Northeastern Chinese Cuisine

April 3, 2019

Instead of the classic General Tso’s chicken and lo mein, Squirrel Hill’s Northeastern Kitchen stays true to the cuisine from the region where it gets its name. The menu is anything but typical. For those who aren’t familiar with traditional Chinese cuisine, the menu at Northeastern Kitchen can feel overwhelming. Chicken gizzards, cutlassfish and sliced kidney are sure to raise some eyebrows. In conjunction with Pitt’s Year of Global, two reporters from The Pitt News — Ben Spock and Levko Karmazyn — visited the restaurant and got a taste of dongbeicai (东北菜).

Sitkiatnin offers fitness, inclusion through Muay Thai

Sitkiatnin Muay Thai head instructor David Reese (right) assists with the blessing of the gym's ring by Thai Buddhist monks on Sunday morning. Sitkiatnin Muay Thai is a Thai boxing gym in the basement of 1918 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

Although Sitkiatnin Muay Thai just held its opening on Sunday, the gym has been operational since February, with a steadily growing clientele since the space was first usable.

Northeastern Kitchen brings traditional Chinese food to Pittsburgh

Squirrel Hill’s Northeast Kitchen serves Stir Fried Eggplant, Potato, and Green Pepper (right), and Dried Tofu with Chili Pepper.

By Ben Spock, For The Pitt News

April 3, 2019

Northeastern Kitchen is easy to miss. The Chinese restaurant sits in a basement on Forbes Avenue in Squirrel Hill with its narrow storefront nestled between a bank and a consignment store. Inside, it’s a cozy and humble space, sparsely decorated aside from the red tapestries that adorn the walls and the wa...

Staff picks: finding the city’s coolest coffee shops

(Photos by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

By TPN Staff

May 29, 2017

Although Oakland’s coffee shop scene is dominated by Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, local and independently-owned coffee shops are only a short walk or bus ride away. Pittsburgh has more than merely chains — the city thrives off of independent and local businesses, including coffeehouses. Editors and wr...

Summer Nights: Murray Avenue’s Squirrel Hill Night Market

Jasmine Cho owns Yummyholic, a bakery she runs from her Squirrel Hill home.  Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

June 21, 2016

There was a time when most people knew Squirrel Hill simply as Pittsburgh’s Jewish neighborhood. While the occasional yamaka and kosher deli still remind visitors of that legacy, Saturday’s Squirrel Hill Night Market showed off the neighborhood’s new variety. Held on Murray Avenue from Forbes...

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