Tag: Point Park
By Marina Weis The Pioneer Surrounded by a combination of river and pavement Downtown, the only “green” most students at Point Park University see are the planted trees in its urban park and sidewalks and the distant slopes of Mount Washington. But although it may not be green in physicality, the downtown university earned itself official national recognition for [...]
By Allie Wynands Point Park News Service In 1972, Alban and Virginia Curtze travelled the famed Silk Road, photographing their experience along the way. When they died in the 1980′s, the images taken during their trip were thought to be lost. Forty years later, the images were rediscovered. Point Park University will host “Silk Road: [...]
People lined up in Market Square Tuesday, April 2, hoping to get one of 10,000 free cakes made by the Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro. Valastro is known for his part in TLC’s hit television show Cake Boss. Students for the Point Park News Service took to the street to document the event.
By Rebecca Lessner Point Park News Service Pittsburgh fiber artists were seeking a way to mark an triennial exhibition of knitting and crocheting when their lead artist spun up the idea to “yarn bomb” the Andy Warhol Bridge. Nine months later, the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh has developed plans to cover the bridge named for [...]
By Alexandra Perry For The Pioneer When Christopher George Weck started his Lawrenceville chocolate shop Sinful Sweets in August of 2011, his goal was to give the community deliciously creative homemade treats. While his business quickly flourished in the up and coming neighborhood, a lease issue caused him to move after only a year after [...]
Content by Rebecca Warner During the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity of a lifetime: an internship with an organization called the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. When I told people about my internship, I often found myself having to tell people what the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden was. People often asked me “Is it like Phipps?”, [...]
Content by Lindsay Dill This series documents the physical and social characteristics that make certain Pittsburgh Spaces into community Places. A “third” place, that between home “first” and work “second,” offers a socially level environment where friendship and community change can take place. The photos shed light on valuable role each place has within its [...]