STAY OUT Rude people, CRIME CITY USA
I spent a week in once in Pittsburgh
One good thing about Pittsburgh: Its clean and there arent any steel or coal places in Pittsburgh
THE NATIONS ARMPIT!!! Pittsburgh is just very filled with very rude people, I spent a week in Pittsburgh and the people are so nasty and almost verbally abusive. ask for directions and you get cussed out, visit a resturant and the service is terrible.
The people of Pittsburgh are the reason why they lose so people, the city lost 10% of its people between 1990-2000.
Oh, and I mugged at 11th and Liberty, the muggers are everywhere in downtown Pittsburgh
Duquesne offers a 40 acre campus complete with tree-lined walkways in a park-like, hilltop setting. This is a Catholic university whose mission is ¨to serve God by serving students, by committing to excellence in liberal and professional educations, upholding moral and spiritual values in the church and in its commitment to the community and the world´´.
The residence halls, academic buildings and recreation areas are all within easy walking distance. The McNulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, School of Nursing, School of Law, Mylan School of Pharmacy and Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law are only a few of the schools comprising the university.
Greeting someone in...
Greeting someone in Pittsburgh
The people of Pittsburgh are generally friendly and helpful. Meetings are conducted fairly informally with an emphasis on equality. Firm handshakes and sincerity are recommended for this 'no fuss' business community.
Most restaurants in Pittsburgh do not charge for service. Gratuities are recommended at a rate of 15 to 20 percent depending on the quality of the food and service. A standard tip of one US dollar is recommended for doormen and parking attendants.
Pittsburgh dress code
Business attire is the standard jacket and tie for men and a suit for women. Short-sleeved shirts are acceptable in warmer weather. Due to the corporate nature of the city, many restaurants in Pittsburgh require men to wear a jacket and tie.
Pittsburgh's annual Folk Festival is one of the state's most enduring events. For over forty years, visitors have been drawn to its traditional entertainments, international food stalls and multi-cultural pastimes including storytelling, dancing and craft demonstrations. The Amish community tolerate the curiosity they attract from visitors; it is important to respect their beliefs. While visiting Amish country, it is very important to be considerate of the Amish and their lifestyle, however. Just like you, they do not solicit or encourage people to take their picture or knock on their door. The Amish are private people who avoid as much contact with strangers and the 'outside world' as possible for important religious and cultural reasons. When visiting their community, please keep the following basic courtesy rules in mind:
Don't stare, gawk, or otherwise be disrespectful of the Amish.
When driving, keep an eye out for slow-moving Amish buggies (especially at night), and give them plenty of room when following or passing. Keep headlights on low-beam and stay away from the horn, except for a short toot when passing, to avoid spooking the horses.
Do not enter private property without permission.
No photos or videos, please. Most Amish consider posing for photographs to be an unacceptable act of pride and do not allow pictures of themselves. The Amish will usually allow you to photograph their homes, farms, and buggies if you ask respectfully, but even this can be intrusive and is better avoided. If you must take pictures, consider a telephoto lens, and avoid taking any photos which include recognizable faces. A picture of the rear of an Amish buggy as it travels down the road probably won't offend anyone.
Do not feed or pet horses that are tied to a hitching rail or harnessed to a buggy.
Out of respect for their privacy, it is best to avoid approaching the Amish unless they appear open to company. They are just like you and don't really appreciate strangers knocking at their door. When you do have a need to approach a group of Amish, it is polite to speak to a male, if possible. If you are sincerely interested in talking to the Amish to learn more about their culture, then your best bet is to patronize an Amish-owned business and talk with the shopkeepers. Most Amish people enjoy talking with outsiders, if they don’t feel like they are regarded as animals in the zoo.
In some Amish communities shops and attractions may not be open on Sundays, so be sure to call ahead and plan accordingly.
Originally known as the Civic Arena, Mellon Arena is the home of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 2 Stanley Cups in the 1991 & 1992. Built in 1961, it has been the home of the Penguins since they were established in 1967 and it holds about 18,000 people. The Arena has the world's largest retractable stainless steel dome which can open or close in just 2 minutes...it is made of 2,950 tons of Pittsburgh's own steel. Penguins fans have long known this facility by its nickname...the "Igloo".
At almost 46 years old, this is by far the oldest arena in the NHL and is long overdue for replacement. Why is the Civic Arena so old and outdated? As Guy Junker, local sports writer said, the politicians were too busy to think about an arena because they were wasting taxpayer money "building a second convention center because the first one was so poorly planned. Two convention centers in 22 years, one public auditorium suitable for professional hockey in 45 years. Now that's urban planning at it's best." -- Thanks, Guy.
Luckily in 2007 the city, county, state, Penguins and Pittsburgh's new casino owner agreed on a $290 million plan to build a new arena next to the old Igloo. It should be ready for the start of the 2010 season.
The building is the oldest authenticated structure west of the mountains. Built in 1764, it was a retreat from invading forces. It is the only building left from the original 18 acre site that was the start of Pittsburgh.
Most people pass by it without ever noticing it. It's at Point State Park near where Fort Pitt once stood.