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TPN x Nazareth Prep | Carrie Furnace: National landmark, graffiti hotspot

Art installations, like the deer head featured here, are revitalizing the abandoned Carrie Furnace, along with walls of legal graffiti.

By Katie Donohue and Riyan Russell

February 22, 2019

Carrie Furnace was one of the world's top steel furnaces. Today, it is home to some of Pittsburgh's most thriving graffiti.

Duck Hollow: Pittsburgh’s smallest neighborhood

The 9-mile Run Trail in Duck Hollow is a popular destination for runners, hikers and others looking to enjoy the outdoors. (Photos by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

There’s only one way in and out of Pittsburgh’s smallest neighborhood — a one-lane bridge marred with potholes and streaked with graffiti. Duck Hollow was founded 140 years ago as housing for employees of the U.S. Steel Corporation and the Carrie Furnace. Situated south of Squirrel Hill on the north b...

Suspects arrested in connection with Meyran vandalism

Two females not affiliated with the University were arrested in connection with graffiti on Meyran Avenue Tuesday morning. John Hamilton | Contributing Editor

By John Hamilton / Assistant News Editor

April 20, 2017

Pitt police arrested two women Tuesday in connection with graffiti painted on sidewalks, vehicles and houses on Meyran Avenue. Pitt police noticed freshly painted graffiti at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday while on foot patrol, according to Pitt spokesperson Joe Miksch. They chased and eventually apprehended t...

Regardless of the law, consider graffiti as legitimate art

Graffiti in Kensington Market in downtown Toronto. Courtesy of Christian Lavallee

By Elise Lavallee | Columnist

April 7, 2017

In America, graffiti is often a staple of disadvantaged communities, associated with crime and poverty, and generally unwanted. But in some places, where the culture and atmosphere differs, graffiti is a welcome aspect of the community. In a small neighborhood of Toronto, known as Kensington Mar...

Gallery: Graffiti Vandal Arrested

Max's graffiti is prominently located in Oakand, Shadyside, East Liberty, and Bloomfield.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

February 1, 2016

Tag you’re it: City split over value of graffiti art

Carrie Furnace is a local hot spot for local graffiti.  Elaina Zachos | Staff Writer

By Elaina Zachos / Staff Writer

November 2, 2015

On the street, Alicia Carberry hunts for fresh paint. Sporting a bright green shirt stamped “volunteer,” the Bloomfield resident of four years sets out on her second graffiti paint-out with the Southside Community Council’s Graffiti Watch. Toting a wagon filled with paint gallons in six basic colors, rollers and brushes, Carberry and her volunte...

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