The protests on Wall Street have inspired protests in other cities. Although I empathize with anyone who protests against the bankers, CEOs and politicians who got us into this economic mess in the first place, I couldn't resist making fun of Pittsburgh's attempt to imitate New York.
There has been a lot of talk about how the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters are just a bunch of unfocused underemployed young hippies. Well, I think there may be a few of those in the bunch but there are also people with serious gripes about the inequity in the system and not afraid to say so.
Saks Fifth Avenue is closing after being in downtown Pittsburgh for over 60 years. To me, Saks always seemed a little too pricey and pretentious for a blue-collar town like the 'Burgh. Hopefully, it will be filled by another business that will keep the downtown vital.