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Millvale, PA

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Millvale (pop. 4,000) is a very urban suburb of Pittsburgh. It is located on the north shore of the Allegheny River, just across the river from Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood... and less than a mile east of the city's Mt. Troy neighborhood on the North Side. Millvale is located in a narrow valley surrounded by steep hills. Millvale looks "well-worn"... but it has a healthy business district and a strong sense of community.

I was in Millvale to attend a concert at Mr. Smalls Funhouse. It is a church that has been converted into a renowned performance venue, recording studio and skate park.

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Attic Records is a vinyl-collector's paradise

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Ive spent much time in this area. With 28 being rebuilt I see little evidence that there was much consideration in improving river access from Millvale, Etna or Aspinwall. This is ashame. It would help these great communities so much. I see there are plans for extending the bike trail from Washington's Landing up to Millvale. This is great

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Nice pics. That french bakery has some delicious treats by the way, for anyone who hasn't tried it.

Isn't there a small riverfront park area close to Mr. Smalls? Or am I wrong?

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a small riverfront park is small compensation for a riverfront town, especially when it could mean their revitalization. These overpasses could be much friendlier and less of a fortress

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a small riverfront park is small compensation for a riverfront town, especially when it could mean their revitalization. These overpasses could be much friendlier and less of a fortress

Oh, I certainly agree. I was just wondering.

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When I hear things like this I truly wonder what consolidation could have done for this region 20-30 years ago or back in 1928. A strong regional city hall could have had the muscle to build inviting overpasses and long riverfront parks all the way from the point to the county lines similar to what Lawrence did or Caliguri with downtown in the 50s and 80s.

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The problem is compounded by the fact that they are spending millions to upgrade 28. It will only be wider for people to get in and out town. It has not addressed another single issue, such as aesthetic of the towns they pass through or improvements to their surroundings, as it hugs the river entirely along the Allegheny. Particularly at Millvale! This single minded speanding is infuriating

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