Grapple Episode 09: A Pittsburgh Neighborhood On The Cusp Of Change

Nov 2, 2016

When Alexander Jozsa Bodnar first moved to Pittsburgh he thought it was a “provincial town.”
Credit Jessica Kourkounis / Keystone Crossroads

Episode 09 of Grapple takes you to Hazelwood. It’s a neighborhood in Southeast Pittsburgh that’s only four miles from downtown but hard to get to by public transportation. Besides feeling physically isolated from the rest of the city, residents in Hazelwood have watched other neighborhoods redevelop and cash in on Pittsburgh’s renaissance. But a big change is finally underway in Hazelwood, where a former coke and steel mill site is being turned into a huge site for tech research, commercial use and housing.

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