Center City District

Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
April 23, 2019 - 1:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's economy is growing, but not quickly enough, says a new report. Center City has averaged a 2.1% job growth rate over the last three years. But it should be even higher, says Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District. "The recent rebound is...
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Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
April 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- An arts blogger who launched a one-man crusade against Center City District's plan to build a Starbucks kiosk in Dilworth Plaza has settled his differences with the non-profit. Conrad Benner had collected more than 8,000 signatures on a petition opposing the kiosk...
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Another Starbucks controversy is brewing, but this time it's because of a kiosk being built in Dilworth Park, outside of City Hall.
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Antionette Lee
March 11, 2019 - 9:44 pm
Updated: 3/13/19 1:30 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Another Starbucks controversy is brewing and this time, it's because of a kiosk being built in Dilworth Park outside of Philadelphia City Hall. The Starbucks kiosk is being built in the southwest corner of Dilworth Park just outside of City...
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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
Peter Tobia/Center City District
Steve Tawa
February 19, 2019 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you've noticed a lot of cranes and construction crews around Center City, it's because more new housing went up in 2018 than any other year, since the Center City District began tracking the market nearly 20 years ago. The residential downtown boom is driven by...
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Mark Abrams
February 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Center City District Foundation is behind a drive to plant more trees in the Center City business district. Center City District President Paul Levy says the organization is looking to put some 200 trees in an area that runs from 6th Street to 21st Street and...
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Restaurant Week at Oyster House
Steve Legato/Center City District
Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 11:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's that time of year again for hungry foodies: Center City District Restaurant Week . It happens twice a year — once in the winter and once in the fall — and lasts more than a week, unlike the name suggests. This season, Restaurant Week takes place from Jan. 13 to...
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Photos and messages of formerly homeless people will appear in ads posted on 70 transit shelters throughout Center City, as part of Project HOME and Center City District's new homeless outreach campaign.
Center City District
Paul Kurtz
December 18, 2018 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — LaToya Singleton is one of five formerly homeless people who are about to become Philly famous. Their photos and messages of hope will appear in ads posted on 70 transit shelters 70 transit shelters throughout Center City, as part of Project HOME and Center City...
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Starting Monday and running until Thanksgiving, extra police and Philadelphia Parking Authority officers will be strictly enforcing the rules on Market Street from Seventh to 13th streets, and on Chestnut Street between 10th and 22nd streets.
Mike DeNardo/KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
September 20, 2018 - 6:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Cars blocking bus lanes. Delivery trucks double-parked. Blocking the box. Mayor Jim Kenney knows Center City congestion is getting worse. "Too often, 50 people sitting on a bus can't get to work because the lane is blocked by one person who's illegally parked," he...
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Philadelphia's rail park project
Paul Kurtz-KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
April 25, 2018 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The first phase of Philadelphia's Rail Park project is almost complete. The three-mile greenway intends to utilize old rail lines and transform them into a useable public space. Phase One covers a quarter of a mile on the east side of North Broad Street along Noble...
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Center City Philadelphia
Pat Loeb
April 24, 2018 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For the eighth year in a row, the Center City business district reported growth in jobs and development, making this the longest period of economic expansion in the city for the last 50 years. The district's annual report says more than a billion dollars of...
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