Center City

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Kevin Wright
May 10, 2019 - 7:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A sinkhole leaves a busy Center City block shutdown and a SEPTA bus going nowhere fast. At around 5 p.m. Friday the Chestnut Street roadway opened up beneath the rear wheel of SETPA’s route 42 bus. Thankfully, SEPTA says, no one was reported injured in the incident...
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Andrew Kramer
April 27, 2019 - 11:21 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Game one of the Philadelphia 76ers’ second round playoff series in Toronto was a rough one to watch, the Sixers lost . However, 76ers fans in Center City still seemed to have a good time Saturday night during a special watch party at LOVE Park of all places. "It's...
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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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Young adult prom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City
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Andrew Kramer
April 12, 2019 - 11:22 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Dozens of young adults Thursday got to enjoy the prom night they never thought they'd get to experience. For these people, who left high school before graduation, it was a celebration of them trying to better their lives. Like the 100 or so guests at this young adult...
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Independence Hall
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Pat Loeb
April 09, 2019 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia tourism had another banner year in 2018. Figures released Tuesday show the city set a record for hotel occupancy. The Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report shows a hotel occupancy rate of almost 80 percent — the highest ever reported. "Philadelphia...
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Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- What’s red, white and filled with brotherly love – that’s right Philly Wine Week is back! Founding Philly Wine Week Board Member Jill Weber says the fun with begin with their annual opening corks kickoff Sunday night. Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio "So everybody fills...
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Schuylkill River Trail
Dan Wing
March 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A grant has been obtained to help complete a portion of the Schuylkill River Trail that's seen as one of the hardest areas to tackle due to the terrain and industrial activity. State Rep. Jordan Harris announced the nearly $1.5 million state grant, which will be used...
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Pat Loeb
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia city officials, last week, unveiled the partial restoration of the LOVE Park visitors center, affectionately known as the Flying Saucer. "1..2..3, oh look at that, it's beautiful," said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell...
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Andrew Kramer
March 16, 2019 - 10:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Not far from the iconic sculpture at LOVE Park, in Center City, over 100 people of all faiths and religions formed at tight circle. One little girl, who was right up front, held up a sign Saturday night that read "I am a proud Muslim-American." At one point during...
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Computer Coding
Mike Dougherty
March 09, 2019 - 10:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Men have most of the jobs in the tech industry. But a women's group is working to change that by giving girls a chance to learn how to write computer code during a summer camp in Philadelphia. For seven weeks from June to August, high school sophomores and juniors...
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