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15- Mis.Steps - Laura Zurowski’s quest to climb all of Pittsburgh’s Steps The Slaw: Staying On Top of Pittsburgh

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After discovering the book "Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City's Public Stairways" at Wildcard in Lawrenceville, artist Laura Zurowski is climbing and documenting all of the steps in the City of Pittsburgh. 
 
:: FOLLOW Mis.Steps ::
 
Instagram @Mis.Steps
Mis.Steps Website 
Mis.Steps Shop - purchase zines or trading cards of the steps of Pittsburgh
Mis.Steps on Flickr - all of Laura’s photos are on Flickr for others to use and enjoy



:: BOOK "Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City's Public Stairways" by Bob Regan ::
Bob Regan is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh who would ride his bike around town and see the staircases leading up different hillsides. Regan documented all of the steps in Pittsburgh, as even the city didn’t have a listing of all of these public staircases. 
 
Regan’s first book was published in black and white in 2004 and sells for more than $100 on Amazon. The book was updated in 2015 and is available at local book stores and Amazon. 
 
:: INSPIRATION Steps and Craigslist Missed Connections ::
Her project is named Mis.Steps because it initially had a component where she posted the photographs on the Missed Connections section of Craigslist. Laura started documenting the steps and posting to Missed Connections in July 2017. In March 2018, Craigslist changed the Missed Connections format and photos were no longer allowed. You can read more about Craigslist’s changes and Mis.Steps here. 
 
Learn more about Laura’s photography and printing process Laura uses a Polaroid Spectra camera from the 1980s; you can read more about Laura’s Polaroid here.  The Mis.Steps prints and trading cards are printed on a Risograph; you can learn more about this retro printing process here.  
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:: COLLABORATION Walk the Burgh & Wigle Whiskey ::
Whiskey Walk: Walk the Burgh Tours and Wigle Whiskey team up to share some whiskey history. Take a walking tour of Downtown Pittsburgh, learn about the Whiskey Rebellion and sample some Wigle Whiskey. $25/person
 
Interested in some other Prohibition stories…
Learn more about the Fussfungle cocktail Listen to Episode 14 of our podcast and find out if the word “speakeasy” is from McKeesport.   
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:: EVENTS Northside Mardi Gras // Feb. 15-25 ::
The Northside Leadership Conference has organized a 10-day, neighborhood-wide celebration for Mardi Gras. You can see the entire schedule of events here. Follow the Northside Mardi Gras Facebook page for updates. 
 
The celebration ends with a Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339. Tickets are $10, available here. 
 
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We’re always looking for new Pittsburgh stories to share. If you leave a message we just might feature your pick in our newsletter or on our podcast.
 
Give us a call and leave a message. We want to hear from you!
 
412-368-6595 
 
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After discovering the book "Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City's Public Stairways" at Wildcard in Lawrenceville, artist Laura Zurowski is climbing and documenting all of the steps in the City of Pittsburgh. 
 
:: FOLLOW Mis.Steps ::
 
Instagram @Mis.Steps
Mis.Steps Website 
Mis.Steps Shop - purchase zines or trading cards of the steps of Pittsburgh
Mis.Steps on Flickr - all of Laura’s photos are on Flickr for others to use and enjoy



:: BOOK "Pittsburgh Steps: The Story of the City's Public Stairways" by Bob Regan ::
Bob Regan is a lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh who would ride his bike around town and see the staircases leading up different hillsides. Regan documented all of the steps in Pittsburgh, as even the city didn’t have a listing of all of these public staircases. 
 
Regan’s first book was published in black and white in 2004 and sells for more than $100 on Amazon. The book was updated in 2015 and is available at local book stores and Amazon. 
 
:: INSPIRATION Steps and Craigslist Missed Connections ::
Her project is named Mis.Steps because it initially had a component where she posted the photographs on the Missed Connections section of Craigslist. Laura started documenting the steps and posting to Missed Connections in July 2017. In March 2018, Craigslist changed the Missed Connections format and photos were no longer allowed. You can read more about Craigslist’s changes and Mis.Steps here. 
 
Learn more about Laura’s photography and printing process Laura uses a Polaroid Spectra camera from the 1980s; you can read more about Laura’s Polaroid here.  The Mis.Steps prints and trading cards are printed on a Risograph; you can learn more about this retro printing process here.  
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:: COLLABORATION Walk the Burgh & Wigle Whiskey ::
Whiskey Walk: Walk the Burgh Tours and Wigle Whiskey team up to share some whiskey history. Take a walking tour of Downtown Pittsburgh, learn about the Whiskey Rebellion and sample some Wigle Whiskey. $25/person
 
Interested in some other Prohibition stories…
Learn more about the Fussfungle cocktail Listen to Episode 14 of our podcast and find out if the word “speakeasy” is from McKeesport.   
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:: EVENTS Northside Mardi Gras // Feb. 15-25 ::
The Northside Leadership Conference has organized a 10-day, neighborhood-wide celebration for Mardi Gras. You can see the entire schedule of events here. Follow the Northside Mardi Gras Facebook page for updates. 
 
The celebration ends with a Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party at the Allegheny Elks Lodge #339. Tickets are $10, available here. 
 
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Give Us a Call Have an event we should know about? Know of a partnership we should highlight on the podcast? How about a collaboration? We’d love to hear from you!
 
We’re always looking for new Pittsburgh stories to share. If you leave a message we just might feature your pick in our newsletter or on our podcast.
 
Give us a call and leave a message. We want to hear from you!
 
412-368-6595 
 
-------------------------------------------------------
Subscribe to The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh podcast  
The Slaw Podcast is available on:
iTunes Spotify  
Follow Very Local for more Pittsburgh updates: Very Local Pittsburgh Website Twitter @VeryLocalPGH Facebook Instagram  YouTube

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