Center City

Gran Caffe L'Aquila gelato
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
February 21, 2020 - 6:00 am
In preparation for the Philadelphia Flower Show, you can give your taste buds a hint of springtime with a new efflorescent gelato in Center City. Listen to more on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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Mummers Mardi Gras
Courtesy of Mummers Mardi Gras
Holli Stephens
February 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Mardi Gras with mummers? Open bar at Reading Terminal? Carnival with the Flyers? Sounds like a party-filled weekend. Get the details on The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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Philadelphia police say a man stabbed a woman in a SEPTA concourse at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City on Tuesday night.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
February 19, 2020 - 9:15 am
Police say they arrested a man who stabbed a woman in a SEPTA concourse at 15th Street and JFK Boulevard in Center City on Tuesday night. Read more here.
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Center City police barricade
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
February 18, 2020 - 1:34 pm
A heavy police presence still surrounds The Sterling Apartment Homes at 18th Street and JFK Boulevard, where they responded to reports of a man with a gun early Tuesday afternoon. Police say the situation is now over and no longer a threat to the public. Read the latest here.
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The assistant manager of a South Philadelphia dollar store has posted a note on the door saying kids need to be accompanied by a parent or someone over 18.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Kristen Johanson
February 17, 2020 - 4:55 pm
Philadelphia police have been beefing up patrols in and around Center City after a recent spike in retail thefts — much of which, they say, are being committed by teenagers. But one police commander came up with a new way to reduce crime while also giving the teens a safe space after school. Read...
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Man suspected of Allen Iverson backpack theft.
Philadelphia Police Department
Tim Jimenez
January 28, 2020 - 7:12 am
Police are looking for a suspect who they say stole Allen Iverson's backpack from a Center City hotel with half a million dollars worth of jewelry in it. Read more.
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Top Chef Quickfire
Kyle Huff
Hadas Kuznits
January 24, 2020 - 5:00 am
A new fast-casual restaurant is catering to fans of the Bravo reality food competition, based on the show’s “Quickfire” challenges. Top Chef Quickfire is now open in the Comcast Center Concourse. Listen to more on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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Brennon Jones gives a free haircut in Center City, on the median at Broad and Walnut Streets.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2020 - 5:46 pm
A local barber is helping the homeless, one haircut at a time, and a popular Philadelphia wedding photo spot is where he set up shop. Read more here.
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The opening of a new Wawa in Center City.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
January 10, 2020 - 4:10 pm
Will Wawa customers go for a takeout window? Or is the door-holding custom too strong of a pull to enter the actual store? A new outlet in Center City will answer that question. Read more here.
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A meal at Veda in Center City
Ian Shiver
Hadas Kuznits
January 10, 2020 - 5:45 am
Not sure where to start when Center City District’s Restaurant Week returns on Sunday? The pros have some advice for the best approach to eating your way through Center City. Listen to more on the KYW Newsradio original podcast What’s Cooking.
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