Center City

Broad and Walnuts streets
Urban Engineers
Pat Loeb
July 25, 2018 - 4:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The next time you stroll along South Broad Street, you'll notice some changes. The city is revamping four big intersections in an effort to reduce traffic deaths and make the street friendlier for bikers and pedestrians. Broad and Chestnut streets is one of the...
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Photo Credit: Mike DeNardo
July 13, 2018 - 9:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA riders who use trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34 or 35 will want to find an alternative for the next nine days. Those routes will be diverted to the 40th and Market Street station on the Market-Frankford Line so that a massive work project can be done on the tunnel...
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Center City Water Main Break
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Businesses near Tuesday's massive Center City water main break are re-opening, while utility crews continue the long job of repairing the huge hole in the street. Near Juniper and Sansom streets, electricity, water and gas services are mostly restored, as crews assess...
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water main break damage
Tim Jimenez | KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 04, 2018 - 9:17 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several businesses are still without water as the work continues on this Fourth of July holiday at the site of Tuesday's water main break in Center City. The massive hole at Sansom and Juniper streets seems to have doubled in size in a day. The cause of the water main...
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A muddy mess left behind at the site of a water mean break in Center City Philadelphia.
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
Tim Jimenez
July 03, 2018 - 6:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big cleanup is underway in Center City Philadelphia after a water main burst early Tuesday morning and turned Walnut Street east of Broad Street into a river. The breakage caused the streets to flood. And after crews contained the problem and waters receded, a muddy...
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Stop lights specifically for bicyclists are being implemented throughout the city.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 18, 2018 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In Center City, you may notice some streets now have bike lanes right next to sidewalks, with parked cars acting as a buffer. "That provides a physical separation between the bicyclist who's using that roadway and motor vehicle users," explained Sarah Clark Stuart,...
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor Aalayah Eastmond is shown with her mother.
Kim Glovas/KYW Newsradio
Kim Glovas
June 18, 2018 - 9:03 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — One of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting is addressing gun violence at Freire Charter School in Center City Philadelphia. Aalayah Eastmond is a rising senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — and a survivor of that mass shooting on Feb. 14...
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Streching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine and vibrant music attracts thousands of people to the Odunde Festival.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
June 10, 2018 - 2:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The largest African-American street festival in the country returned to Center City Sunday, embracing a time to celebrate and learn about African culture. Stretching from the Schuylkill River to 23rd and South streets every year, the unique cuisine, art, clothing and...
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Billie Jean King tennis clinic in center City Philadelphia
Justin Udo-KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) The Beneficial Plaza played host to Billie Jean King and the Philadelphia Freedoms ' pop-up tennis clinic on Thursday afternoon. During the clinic, anybody walking down the street could come and take a swing and get a good volley going. "I was just on my break, hit a...
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