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Hometown: Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, the steel city, is located in western Pennsylvania and is the second biggest city in the state. It is full of life, culture, and diversity. Many know it for its famous sports teams, large rivers, art, or great food. Some know it as home. I got the chance to interview Amanda Makarevich, Director of Marketing and Outreach, and Jason Harvey, Customer Relations Team Supervisor, about their home in Pittsburgh, PA.

Where do you live, and how long have you lived there?

Jason: Pittsburgh, 8 years this July.

Amanda: Pittsburgh. I lived here for 5 years, left for 5, and have been back for the past 10.

What is your favorite thing to show visitors to your town?

J: Point State Park, The Incline, Carson Street, and Lawrenceville.

A: Randyland, The Mattress Factory, Phipps Conservatory, and Point State Park Fountain.

What is a fun fact about your hometown?

J: There are more bridges here than any other city in the world.

A: Pittsburgh has more rain than Seattle.

What is your town famous for or known for?

J: Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, Heinz Ketchup, and Yinzers.

A: Sports, french fries on everything, and the yinzer accent.

Where is your favorite place in town?

J: Thunderbird Café, Lawrenceville.

A: North Park swimming pool.

Is anyone famous from your hometown?

J: Mostly sports guys, but Brett Michaels(Poison), Christina Aguilera, Donnie Iris and Trent Reznor(Nine Inch Nails) all grew up within 75 miles of Pittsburgh.

A: Andy Warhol, Gene Kelly, Joe Manganiello, Jeff Goldblum, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Ted Cassidy (Lurch from the Adams Family).

Are there any annual events or festivals held in your town?

J: More than I could ever name or attend! Hahaha

A: There is always something going on, but The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a pretty big one. The Mexican war streets also has a pretty killer neighborhood yard sale in the summer.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

J: Primanti Brothers…The REAL ONE in the Strip.

A: Noodlehead in Shadyside.

What is your favorite town attraction?

J: KeyBank Pavilion.

A: Randyland and Trundle Manor.

What do you think is the most interesting thing about your town?

J: The diversity.

A: The people.

If you had to move, what would you miss most about your town?

J: My friends and family since I was born and raised 50 miles away!

A: My family and friends.

Kristen Pierce

Kristen Pierce