Transportation

Transportation

“If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises...

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New Orleans: See & Go

New Orleans:  See & Go

“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851   Amistad Research Center – Amistad is a library and archives founded to document race relations and America’s racial and ethnic heritage. It has a rotating exhibition space where it displays manuscript material and fine art from its collections on a quarterly...

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New Orleans Food & Drink

New Orleans Food & Drink

“We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t.” – Chris Rose, 1 Dead in Attic, 2006   Cafe du Monde – No trip to New Orleans is complete without beignets and cafe au lait from Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter. Wear something you don’t mind getting powdered sugar on!  AND it’s open 24 hours for...

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Getting Around Pittsburgh

Getting Around Pittsburgh

Adjacent to the hotel is the “T” or Pittsburgh Metro System (links all points of downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square). The metro is free in the downtown area and stops include: Steel Plaza at One Mellon Center (hotel station) Gateway Center Wood Street Station Square – located across the river (entertainment complex, restaurants and shopping) Getting to the Hollywood Theatre There will be shuttles for The Reel Thing and Archival...

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Pittsburgh Food & Drink

Pittsburgh Food & Drink

Inside the Omni William Penn Food and drink options inside the hotel include the Terrace Room, Tap Room, Speakeasy, and Starbucks. *Bakersfield (bakersfieldtacos.com) Mexican Street Fare. Tacos. Whiskey. Tequila. 940 Penn Avenue (412) 586-5024 *Host of the AMIA Student Mixer Bluebird Kitchen (http://www.bluebirdkitchen.com) Artisan sandwiches, salads and pastries to go, $$ 221 Forbes Ave. (412) 642-4414 .4 miles Bea Taco Town...

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Things to do in Pittsburgh

Things to do in Pittsburgh

The AMIA 2016 Local Committee has been busy!!  In addition to tours, they’ve been working on the best things to do, to see, to eat, and to drink in Pittsburgh.  With 30 days left until the conference, we’ll be adding something new here every day! In no particular order … Bicycle Heaven, established in 2011 by Craig Morrow, is the country’s largest bike museum. You can also get your bike fixed, tuned up, or maybe trade...

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