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Lifesize jukebox pops up in Market Square

By Jon Andreassi, Point Park News Service: It looks like a silver bullet popped up in Market Square but it’s actually the spindle to a larger-than-life record player. It’s called Mix-n-Match, and it’s the latest installation by Market Square Public Art, an initiative produce by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. Strands of light wrap around Market Square to form a giant... Read More

Q&A: Beyond the music with saxophonist Darryl Leeper

By Alicia Green, Point Park News Service: Walk through Market Square on any given day and you might see Darryl Leeper, 60, a North Side native, playing various tunes on his saxophone with passion. Occasionally, he stops between songs to take breaks, but he’s always right back at it. Leeper recently agreed to share a little about himself and his... Read More

“Summer in the Square” runs through October

By Mia Rupani, Point Park News Service: Many Point Park University students like Lacey Baroch, 20, a junior dance major, look forward to the different events that are held in Market Square throughout the year. Market Square, sometimes referred to as the heart of downtown, is currently hosting a series of weekly activities as part of its “Summer in the... Read More

On the street: What’s the most unique spot in Pittsburgh?

By Point Park News Service: As new students to Pittsburgh, Point Park University first-year students went out into the streets of Downtown to receive some advice from Pittsburghers about the best places to go in the city: Tony Atkins, 25, who is originally from Wisconsin but now lives in the North Hills, said a unique place to visit is Falling Water.... Read More

Pittsburgh: City of champions, and now of cookie dunking

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: With the launch of Giant Eagle’s 17 flavors of cookies, Caiti Monaco, a corporate communications consultant, and other employees of the grocery retailer decided to see what it would take to break the Guinness World Record of most cookies simultaneously dunked in milk. And, with that, Pittsburgh added another win to the history... Read More

Pirate fans prepare for Wild Card game with rally

By Haley Wisniewski, Point Park News Service: No matter where she is or where she goes, Vivian Carnprobst always makes sure to have a radio nearby so she can tune in to the Pirates game. When Chris Miller and Jeff Walters walk the streets of Pittsburgh in head-to-toe pirate costumes, “outcasts” would be the last word to describe them. These... Read More

Mouthwatering Market Square meals, quality eats for under $10

By Justin Druga, Point Park News Service: At NOLA on the Square, you can get a wood-fired flatbread with mozzarella, red onions and basil pesto at lunch for $9. The Sienna burger at Sienna Sulla Piazza in Market Square is loaded with house-dried herbs, tomato-basil jam and ProvoNello provolone cheese on Italian bread for $10. Two beef, chicken or steak tacos... Read More

DiBella’s subs recreates old world feel

By Lisa Tomblin Point Park News Service There is a new sandwich shop on Market Square that harkens back to the days of old school Italian markets in New York City. The sounds of Frank Sinatra, Billy Holiday, Duke Ellington and other stars from the 1940’s fill the air while diners order hefty hoagies filled with Italian meats and cheeses... Read More