Thanks to all who made the inaugural NEXT 3 Days this past weekend a fun celebration of all things Troy Hill. For many, it was a way to get acquainted with an under-the-radar Pittsburgh neighborhood well worth knowing. And that’s the point.

Pittsburgh has 90 city neighborhoods and yet most of us tend to frequent the same ones. Think of NEXT 3 Days as a helpful way to break out of your comfort zone. N3D supplied the inside track on a hidden gem called Troy Hill, from the kickoff party at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse on Friday night, to the afternoon street fest on a blustery but-that’s-not-going-to-stop-us Saturday, to an Open House on Sunday to discover the affordable living (not to mention also catching the quite touching and rather amusing Blessing of the Dogs in the church courtyard).

We want to thank Troy Hill for the privilege of working in their tiny but mighty neighborhood. It was our pleasure to get to know so many warm and wonderful people and discover the many charms, some obvious, others hidden. And we’d like to extend a special thank you to Troy Hill Citizens (we’re lookin’ at you, Patrick!) and those who attended our planning meetings. This was an event that was in all ways hosted by Troy Hill.

We’ll be back. (Note to Scratch, opening October 19th, and Pear and the Pickle Café and Market opening soon—please hurry!)

NEXT 3 Days is a partnership of the URA, the office of the Mayor of Pittsburgh and NEXTpittsburgh. The event would not have been possible without Revive Marketing Group led by Eileen French Jordan and Jack Bellas who kept us organized, not to mention laughing.

Look for more NEXT 3 Days events in 2016 in Pittsburgh neighborhoods you might want to know better.

Read more about Troy Hill here.

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