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About StarLoftsPittsburgh

Contact us at 412-943-7660 Janet@StarloftsPGH.com Janet & Charlie Pellegrini have redeveloped their restaurants banquet rooms next to the Benedum Theater in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. They wanted to provide a very upscale, and elegant accommodation right in the action of the theater district in Downtown Pittsburgh for some very special residents. The convenience & star power of the area makes it a special place for anyone excited about being right in the action, and also able to get away from it all with a few steps to their own space. Luxury, sophisticated, convenient, newest. Contact us at 412-943-7660 and we would be happy to show you your new home in Pittsburgh’s Theater District. Janet & Charlie Pellegrini are fans and supporters of the Cultural Trust and the arts. They have contributed to many organizations, and schools to help promote their programs. The largest contribution ever was to PBS in a production for Chris Fenimore of QED called Steel City Chefs.

Gallery Crawl at your home.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, 28 January | Event in Pittsburgh | AllEvents.in

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Fri Jan 28 2022 at 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm
(Eastern Standard Time)

It’s the first Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District of 2022 — packed with more than a dozen Crawl Stops including new gallery exhibitions, two live music showcases, and one-of-a-kind events in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

Since 2004, the Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, has been a free, one-night-only, multi-venue showcase of Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and entertainment scene. Tens of thousands of visitors have explored this quarterly “open house,” featuring local and international artists in exhibitions, performances, and screenings inside of galleries, storefronts, and restaurants throughout your doorstep below at the http://www.starloftspgh.com.

Joke of the day!

Three drunks hailed a taxi. The taxi driver seeing that they were so wasted when they got in, he just switched on the engine and switched it off, and said we are here. The 1st guy gave him money, 2nd guy said thanks, but the 3rd guy slapped him. The taxi driver was stunned because he was hoping that none of them would have realized the car didn’t move an inch. So what was that for, he asked. Control your speed next time, you almost killed us.

Walk to the Gallery Crawl from your front door.

The first Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District of 2022 is a literally at your doorstep when you live at the http://www.starloftspgh.com —packed with more than a dozen Crawl Stops including new gallery exhibitions, two live music showcases, and one-of-a-kind events in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Check out the full lineup at TrustArts.org/Crawl.

How best to clean every kitchen surface.

Backsplash

A great place to start cleaning is with your kitchen backsplash. You’ll need cleaning spray and a slightly abrasive brush or sponge. You can pick up a bottle of stainless steel cleaner or glass cleaner for a metal or glass backsplash. Otherwise, you can make a simple solution of one part water and one part vinegar to deal with most of your backsplash stains.

Stovetops

If you have an electric stovetop, you should only need a rag or sponge and some warm soapy water for cleaning. If there’s gunk built up over time or stains that don’t want to come out, try mixing half a cup of baking soda with a few tablespoons of water to form a paste, and then scrub the dirty areas with a rag and your baking soda paste.

Gas stovetops can be easier to clean than electric stoves because you don’t have to worry so much about scratching the stovetop. Remove the grates and drip pans and soak them in warm water, then wash them with a brush and dish soap. Take a rag and warm soapy water or baking soda paste and scrub out any gunk that might be remaining on the stovetop.

Counters

You might be wiping down your counters every day, but gunk can still accumulate over time, especially in the corners. Wipe down your counters with a wet rag as you usually would, but make sure you really get down in the corners with your fingernail and scrub hard at any spots that feel crusty under the rag. This is also a good time to sanitize your counters with a food-safe sanitizing spray.

Inside the fridge

An essential part of cleaning your kitchen is cleaning the inside of your fridge, as spoiled food can go to waste or cause food poisoning. Start by removing all the food from your fridge and discarding anything that is rotten or expired. Then, remove any shelves you can, and clean them in your sink with dish soap and a sponge.

Anything you can’t remove from the fridge can be wiped down with a hot sponge or rag. Finally, replace the shelves and all your food, putting the oldest food in the front of the fridge and newer items further from expiration in the back.

Kitchen sink

Your kitchen sink will get dirty from washing your rag while cleaning all your other surfaces, so take the spray nozzle and spray all around the side of the sink. Use a sponge to clean off any dried food that might be stuck to the side.

Floor

The last element of your kitchen you want to clean is the floor. It’s best to save the floor for last because it will accumulate some of the grime you wipe off other surfaces during your kitchen cleaning. Sweep what you can, and then mop or spot-mop your floor with a rag. A solution of vinegar and water can be great for this too, and you can try mixing in some fragrance oil for a pleasant smell afterward.

The Penthouse apartment will be available May of 2022.

Call 412.943.7660 for a tour.

Live Downtown Pittsburgh

If you’re relocating for work, opt for downtown living in an elegant apartment. Downtown is a great, central location with tons of entertainment, walkability, and access to the trolly. Enjoy the cultural, and sports events on the weekends, a bustling development with 100+ restaurants and bars! Downtown is a great place to be for those who enjoy high-energy environments and don’t mind a little noise and traffic.

Call Janet for a tour of the Penthouse @ the http://www.starloftspgh.com

Pure Barre Pittsburgh Downtown Grand Opening Event

Join Pure Barre for a free workout on Friday, Jan 7th – Sunday, Jan 9th 2022.

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh, Out your front door from the http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com

150 8th Street, Pgh. Pa. 15222

Call 412-930-4840 for more info, or visit website https://www.purebarre.com/location/pittsburgh-downtown-pa

Pure Barre is a total-body barre workout that transforms you physically and mentally. Our musically-driven group classes focus on low-impact, high-intensity movements that strengthen and tone your body in 50mins or less.

Time for Apartment Search

The apartment rental market can move fast — sometimes too fast! Many folks on the brink of moving often wonder, “how long does it take to get an apartment?” It depends on where you live and what kind of apartment you’re searching for! The following guidelines can help your search for a new apartment go smoothly — and on your timeline.

What to do when you’re six months away from moving:

Months ahead of moving, you’ll need to budget for new rent and moving-related expenses. Will you upgrade your space? If so, you’ll want to budget for additional rent. Begin a dedicated savings effort six months before your planned move. And, if possible, it’s a good idea to have that many months of rent saved up before your big transition. It’s an achievable goal if you:

  • Factor in a portion of your current savings (leaving some aside for emergencies)
  • Reduce expenses and apply the savings to your upcoming move
  • Devote the recommended 30% of your current income to rent, an amount that may help you set aside some of your remaining monthly income

Considering that the average length of unemployment in the U.S. is about three months, these six months of rent and related expenses may help you bridge even the most difficult of times.

…three months away:

What do you need to apply for an apartment? A game plan! Unless you have a crystal ball, there’s nothing better than a solid game plan to make the most of the three months before your move.

And your game plan starting at this point should include a reliable way to determine how many apartments will be available. It’s possible to get a good idea of the searching lead time you’ll need by:

  • Looking at apartment listings three months before your anticipated move
  • Noting the “move-in” dates posted for those apartments most appealing to you
  • Calculating the average by tallying the move-in times and dividing that total by the number of apartments

As you begin this process, review your current lease to see how much notice you must provide before moving. The http://www.SkyloftPgh.com is available in May 2022!

… two months away:

When you’re a couple of months out from needing to move, begin your dedicated apartment search. Apartment communities should have inventory available that coincides with your desired move-in date. The http://www.SkyloftPgh.com is available in May 2022! Think back to your preliminary searches: which apartment complexes stood out to you during that effort? Which ones didn’t offer the amenities you need? Giving yourself a two-month buffer allows you to schedule apartment tours on your lunch breaks or other times convenient for your schedule.

Two months out also allows you enough time to learn about your new area! Explore a Downtown Pittsburgh, see video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPjjmcZ3zsI, to help you get familiar with things to do, places to eat, and sights to see in your new neighborhood.

… one month away:

Ideally, by now, you’ve located an apartment that looks like a great fit! With a month to go before your move date, it’s time to fill out an application for the apartment of your choice. Call Janet at 412.943.7660

So, how long does it take to process an apartment application? It can vary from management company to management company, but you can typically expect a 48 – 72 hour turnaround. Applications usually ask for:

  • Proof of employment
  • Photo ID
  • Credit check
  • Current address and phone number
  • Monthly income

Leaving information off your application wastes valuable time as the management company must stop processing it and contact you to fill in the blanks.

Tip: if you need to speed up the apartment application process, show up at the leasing office with a cashier’s check in hand!

What should you do if you need to move immediately?

Sometimes, circumstances require you to jump into a search immediately. Moving out before your lease is up CAN incur unforeseen fees, so weigh the pros and cons before packing up. If cutting your lease short is ultimately the best decision, it’s a good idea to remember that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line — and your straightest line to apartments for rent available now is http://www.StarLoftsPgh.com. Find available apartments online quickly with our apartment locator. With up-to-date results, you’re sure to find the starloftpgh that works for you!

Call Janet today at 412.943.7660 to set up an appointment for a tour of the http://www.SkyLoftPgh.com that will be available June 2022. Have a great day!

Make a Puppet

First Night, Cultural District Pittsburgh

Looking for some hands-on, creative fun? Head to the Family Tent, 5:30 – 7 pm, to help the creative team behind the signature New Year’s Eve Parade presented by Giant Eagle before it steps off at 8 pm. Teaching artist Alison Babusci and others will show you how to create parade ribbon wands. Afterwards, you can join the parade and march along Penn Avenue through the Cultural District!

Come out of your home at http://www.starloftspgh.com and join the excitement!