Downtown Hit And Run + New Moonshot Museum + Brew And Books

Hello again everyone ! It’s me, Rachel Tasker, your Pittsburgh Daily host. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town, including…

  • Man taken to hospital after hit-and-run in downtown Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh’s new Moonshot Museum takes aim at lunar landings
  • City of Pittsburgh partners with app to make travel safer for cyclists

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Here are the top stories in Pittsburgh today:

1) A local man was taken to hospital following a hit-and-run in downtown Pittsburgh. Initial reports suspect the incident resulted in the man’s leg being broken. Pittsburgh Public Safety reported the man was struck around 2:10 a.m. in the 200 block of Seventh Street near the Benedum Center. The unknown driver of the vehicle left the scene immediately after the incident and the victim was taken to hospital. No arrests have been announced.

(WTAE Pittsburgh)

2) Pittsburgh’s newest museum, the Moonshot Museum, opens this Saturday. The museum operates in partnership via a shared building with space robotics company Astrobotic Technology. It is the first space museum in Pennsylvania and, according to him, the first to focus on preparing for a career in space. Visitors will admire other Pittsburgh locals specializing in engineering, HVAC technology and trades dressed in white lab coats, hairnets and blue slippers as they tinker with the 6-foot-tall lunar lander. high and 8 feet wide. The 3,000 square foot museum also features a 1/30 scale replica of the Vulcan Centaur rocket that is due to blast the Peregrine into space early next year. Interested in visiting? Learn more here:

(90.5 WESA)

3) The City of Pittsburgh has partnered with the app dash cam in hopes of making travel safer for cyclists in the city. Now cyclists can track their routes using app technology for their bike. It also allows cyclists to report any car in a bike lane directly to 311. The partnership comes at a good time, as traffic is not always bike-friendly, with multiple accidents reported each year in the city. In the first three months of using the app, over 400 cycling hazards were reported, almost all of which were cars on the bike lane.

(WPXI Pittsburgh)

4) The leader of a massive cocaine ring shipping drugs across the United States and locally to the New Castle area has been heading to federal prison for over a decade. Hector Forbes, 48, formerly of Sunrise, Florida, was sentenced to 138 months by a US District Judge. Forbes, a man with eight aliases who previously lived in Pomona, Calif., ran a coke smuggling ring from Mexico across the United States and into the Pittsburgh and New Castle areas. The case against him and his criminal associates was the result of an 18-month wiretap investigation by a DEA-led task force.

(Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

5) You can now find a good book AND a beer at the White Whale Bookstore on Liberty Avenue. Beer will be supplied to the store by locally owned and operated Mindful Brewing. The beer maker now has a bar inside White Whale Bookstore at 4754 Liberty Ave. Six faucets will flow daily from noon to 7 p.m., allowing bookworms to catch a buzz as they browse. Masks are always needed at the store, so once you’ve finished your pint, bring it back. Zack Woods, Marketing Director and Events Coordinator for Mindful, explains that the two companies are planning a collaborative beer to be released in early 2023. It will only be available at Bloomfield.

(Pittsburgh Magazine)

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Today in Pittsburgh:

  • Wacoal Fit for the Cure event on October 13 at Macy’s in South Hills Village (10:00 a.m.)
  • Teen Night: Thursday the 13th – Carnegie Museum of Natural History (4:00 p.m.)
  • Intermission – August Wilson African-American Cultural Center (6:00 p.m.)
  • Board game night for teens! (6th grade and above) (6:30 p.m.)
  • Mental health through a feminist lens: a roundtable (7:00 p.m.)
  • Women’s Club Meeting – Borough of Baldwin (7:00 p.m.)
  • Conversation Lounge – Castle Shannon Community Library (7:00 p.m.)
  • Conversation in German – Public Library of Mount Lebanon (7:00 p.m.)
  • Women’s Club Meeting – Borough of Baldwin – Main Schedule (7:00 p.m.)
  • Timekeepers of Eternity – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (20:00)
  • Timekeepers of Eternity – Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (20:00)
  • Somewhere Strange by Vida Chai – New Hazlett Theater (20:00)
  • The LGBTQIA+ community and mental health (9:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust: “The current series of Frozen – The Musical is the latest show in a long line of PNC Broadway productions in Pittsburgh that have all offered sign language interpretation. What does it take to perform a Broadway show?” (The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust via Facebook)
  • Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh: “They say good things come to those who wait. For Rue, a 5-year-old pit mix who came to Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh in February 2021, the old adage has finally come true! /3SMjrLX” (Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: “Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will be holding open interviews every Thursday in October for part-time Customer Service and Events Associates! Phipps is looking for people with friendly smiles and extraordinary customer service.” (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens via Facebook)
  • Pittsburgh Bike: “🚲💜 Break barriers at the Women and Non-Binary Bike Summit THIS SATURDAY October 15th. Pay what you want, workshops with PGH Critical Mass, The Wheel Mill, Free Ride, and more! ➡️ SIGN UP FOR FREE: www .” (Bike Pittsburgh via Facebook)
  • Friends of the Waterfront: “Anyone who walks, bikes or rides to Millvale Riverfront Park for the Clean Water Festival this Saturday, or who uses public transport, can enter a raffle to win freebies provided by Friends and Allegheny CleanWays!” (Friends of the Riverfront via Facebook)

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Rachel Tasker

About me: Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania and stopped at Erie and State College before moving to Pittsburgh in 2020. She has a background in a bit of everything…from newsroom work from media and public health to the 2016 presidential election in Washington, DC and the 2019 Super Bowl where (surprise!) Tom Brady won… AGAIN. She loves good coffee, bad reality TV, attending local events and trying new dishes in the 412. She resides in the South Hills.

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