Looking back on 2019, we curated a list of our most popular online stories, new and notable Northside businesses, people to know in the neighborhood and stories that showcase the Northside community.

Compiled by Ashlee Green

Photo: Northside neighbors trim the tree at the 2019 Troy Hill Tree Lighting by Ashlee Green

Top 10 Most Popular Online Stories:

1. Pittsburgh Banjo Club loses founder, Frank Rossi

2. Young Brothers Bar a catalyst for revitalizing Marshall-Shadeland

3. The Government Center record shop now open on East Ohio Street

4. Northside bar showcasing nearly 200 local beers this month

5. Eat your way through the Northside at this year’s Mardi Gras celebration

6. Children learn to make mosaics with Northside artist Linda Wallen

7. Imbibe Northside began as a meet and greet for local brewers, now it’s a growing tradition

8. Northsiders can borrow tools for free at neighboring library

9. Annual Northside house tour kicks off this June in Observatory Hill

10. Jayne Miller the poster child for better Pittsburgh parks

New & Notable Northside Businesses:

Allegheny City Central: Cooper’s Cutz

Allegheny West: Lynn & Barrett, Mana Boardgame Tavern

Historic Deutschtown: The Government Center, Minuteman Press

Observatory Hill: Observatory Hill Deli

14 People to Know in the Northside:

Etta Cox, former Northside Mardi Gras Queen
Timmy Willis, “The Timmy Willis Show” on PCTV21, Allegheny General Hospital
Natasha Neira, Artists Image Resource (AIR)
Peter Jenkins, Providence Family Connections
Tanya Chasse, Chasse Permanent Makeup
Jamie Younger, Young Brothers Bar, BJ’s Event Center
Alfredo Russell, formerly of Bistro to Go
Jake Bier, War Streets Brewery, Imbibe Northside
Gloria Sheffield,  LIFE Pittsburgh
Roger Humphries, Roger Humphries and The RH Factor Band
Devon Taliaferro, Pittsburgh School Board, District 2
Madison Custer, former missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
O’Ryan Arrowroot, O’Ryan the O’Mazing
Ashley Lynn Priore,  The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute

17 Stories Showcasing Northside Community:

Bollywood-themed Food Pantry Brunch Challenge in Northside raises awareness of food insecurity
Bike friendly business program coming to Northside
Summer Hill: A brief history of Pittsburgh’s northernmost neighborhood
Riverview Park rangers introduce hikers to local owl species
YouthPlaces offers Northside youth a platform for creative, communal pursuits
Northside Toastmasters Club strength is in members
Honky-Tonk Jukebox celebrates classic country, roots music
Northsiders gather to celebrate reopening of historic fountain
The return of Sampsonia Way Magazine
Ballfield Farm gives the Northside a small-town “vibe”
Friends of the Riverfront volunteers cut invasive vines on NS trail
Bidding farewell to Schorr bakery
Art exhibit centers on human experience through lens of Blackness
Northside German club crowns new Radish King
Northside Free Store tells local residents to “take what you need”
Manchester Little League team wins two championships
Coffee and community converge at Kaffeehaus

2019 Northside Real Estate Transfers

Northside Chronicle Donation