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I am an East End Pittsburgher through and through. I grew up in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside and settled in Point Breeze- a charming self contained part of the city bordered by Squirrel Hill and Shadyside. We are an inclusive neighborhood, with room and tolerance for all.

Thank goodness for Five Points Bakery that kept us all carbed and caffeinated during the pandemic.

Point Brugge is a great neighborhood restaurant that transitioned to take out during the pandemic but is now open for business with options to dine outside.

 Point Breeze is home to several schools, public, private and parochial. Green spaces and safe places were a big selling point for us to choose this area to live. Our weekends are spent on foot with Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, Oakland, and East Liberty all within walking distance. 

Mellon and Frick parks are magnificent public places for a walk/run or just to have fun. My husband’s firm did the redesign of the walled garden at Mellon Park, and also the Master Plan for the city parks. We are fortunate to have Frick Park very close.  And Frick park is home to the only lawn bowling venue in the city.

WALLED GARDEN AT MELLON PARK

ENTRANCE TO FRICK PARK AND LAWN BOWLING

If it’s culture you want, there are galleries to explore, the Frick Art Museum and Clayton are a must see, and hopefully, summer outdoor concerts at the Frick and Mellon park will resume soon as well as the Fair In the Park in September.

FRICK MUSEUM OF FINE ART

CLAYTON AND THE GREENHOUSE

Point Breeze is a community with a lot of opportunities to engage, experience, and explore. #MyPrettyCity #BreezerforLife

 

Leslie Bonci

Leslie Bonci is a Pittsburgh-based registered dietitian, sports dietitian and owner of Active Eating Advice by Leslie Bonci. She works with professional athletes ) surreal people) and real people to help them strategize, optimize and realize their goals. Leslie is an author, blogger and media expert. She and her husband Fred reside in Point Breeze and are the parents of two sons and grandparents to 3 little ones. 

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