Boathouse Row

Diner en Blanc 2019
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Andrew Kramer
August 23, 2019 - 6:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Normally you see people jogging or biking along Kelly Drive. But Thursday night, part of it was shut down for dinner — Diner en Blanc, that is — which started during the evening rush. Boathouse Row was this year's secret spot. "The location is beautiful," said Leah...
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Greg Ansolabehere, far left, is one of 11 elite rowers heading to the World Rowing Championships, Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, in Austria.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 08, 2019 - 1:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Eleven elite athletes from Philadelphia are heading to the World Rowing Championships this month to try qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. Nine additional local rowers are competing in the Pan American Games underway right now through Aug. 10 in Peru. It's the largest...
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Holli Stephens
July 26, 2019 - 11:08 am
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Schuylkill River
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Pat Loeb
May 01, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After years of warnings that the Schuylkill River was in danger of becoming impassable, city and local university officials announced Wednesday that together they have raised $4.5 million for a dredging project. The Schuylkill Navy, which oversees Boathouse Row,...
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The statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni has been knocked into the Schuylkill River.
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Kristen Johanson
October 03, 2018 - 3:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Viking statue dragged into the Schuylkill River Tuesday has been pulled from the water, and is now being repaired and restored by city art officials as Philadelphia detectives searching for the vandals responsible. Authorities are hoping one of the buildings along...
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The statue of Icelandic explorer Thorfinn Karlsefni was knocked into the Schuylkill River.
Mike Dougherty | KYW Newsradio
October 02, 2018 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The century-old, bronze Viking statue that was toppled into the Schuylkill River sometime overnight Monday has been plucked from the water. Police are still investigating who did it and why. A crane pulled the bronze Viking statue of Thorfinn Karlsefni out of the...
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A crew team rows on the Schuylkill River.
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Pat Loeb
July 03, 2018 - 7:13 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's rowing association and local elected officials have been working for several years to get the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Schuylkill River, but in a final decision, the Corps has issued a resounding "no" to funding for the project. The...
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Lit up surreys available to ride at night this summer at Wheel Fun Rentals
Andrew Kramer-KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
June 08, 2018 - 11:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - If you enjoy riding those surreys along the Kelly Drive outside Boathouse Row on a beautiful summer day, the fun doesn't stop anymore when the sun goes down. "We're offering late night surrey rides," said Wheel Fun Rentals co-manager Louis Guess. This is made possible...
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Steve Tawa | KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
May 18, 2018 - 8:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Last-minute weather and current problems on the Schuylkill River forced the organizers of the Stotesbury Cup Regatta to move the largest high school race in the world over to the Cooper River in Pennsauken. But the 6,000 participating rowers were pumped to be racing,...
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