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South Side, Pittsburgh

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The South Side Flats is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's South Side area. It is located just south of the Monongahela River. The neighborhood has one of the City of Pittsburgh’s largest concentrations of 19th-century homes, which has prompted outsiders to call the neighborhood the City’s Georgetown. It includes many bars and restaurants as well as residences. The main throughway in the South Side Flats is East Carson Street. This street is home to a significant portion of Pittsburgh's nightlife.HistoryThe South Side was once composed of a number of smaller communities. These included Birmingham and East Birmingham, both named for the English Midlands industrial center, Birmingham; Ormsby, originally a part of East Birmingham, incorporated as a borough in 1866; South Pittsburgh, the area immediately adjacent to the Smithfield Street Bridge, and Monongahela, named for the adjacent Monongahela River. These boroughs were collectively annexed to the city in 1872.The South Side and much of the hillsides to its south had been granted to Major John Ormsby in 1763, in recognition his assistance in the building of Fort Pitt. By the 1770s, Ormsby had built an estate on these lands and established a ferry for connecting his home with the community in Pittsburgh.
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  • Lots of places to eat, drink, but now at dark starting to see more drama. There has been a rise in crime. Enjoy yourself during the lunch time, afternoon time, but nothing good will happen later at ni...  more »
  • You can spend an entire day in the South Side and be both entertained and fed!!! There are so many things to do; shopping for clothes, shoes, books, groceries, jewelry, artworks, gifts;eating at a lar...  more »
  • In my opinion, in order to appreciate the South Side, one also has to enjoy the type of atmosphere that it offers: cheesy themed restaurants, bars, & nightlife. And since I am not one of those people,...  more »
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