Center City

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Hadas Kuznits
February 23, 2019 - 10:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Protesters shut down Market Street, in Center City, for a brief while Saturday afternoon for a rally against United States intervention in Venezuela. Eric Barr was one of dozens of protesters against U.S. intervention. "U.S. intervention is not the answer,” he said...
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New housing in Old City is filling in the gaps around the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
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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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Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA.
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Andrew Kramer
February 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA . As this helicopter moves equipment around Center City today there are street closures and @SEPTA detours. Stay with @KYWTraffic1060 for...
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John McDevitt
February 15, 2019 - 6:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The biggest tattoo convention in the world is taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend. The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention features 1,000 artist and vendor booths. Last year, Eagles Super Bowl tattoos were the big thing. Carl Blasphemy,...
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An explosion occurred on 20th Street near Ranstead Street.
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John McDevitt
February 12, 2019 - 11:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Crews from the Philadelphia Fire Department, PGW and PECO are on the scene of an underground explosion on 20th Street in Center City between Chestnut and Ranstead streets. There are no reported injuries, but investigators below street level are trying to determine...
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A Lyft driver places the Amp on his dashboard.
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Rachel Kurland
February 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Throughout the month of February, Lyft is offering one free ride, up to $10, to take you to Philadelphia's black history museums. The ride is also valid to African-American memorials, cultural sites and black-owned businesses in the region. The following museums...
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Adding to the reimagined Fashion District along Market Street East is "Round One," an arcade and entertainment company.
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Steve Tawa
February 07, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Adding to the reimagined Fashion District along Market Street East is Round One, an arcade and entertainment company. Developers are also squeezing a handful of mom and pop local shops into the former Gallery mall. Center City's new mall will offer traditional retail...
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Crews are on the scene after a sinkhole forms in Center City.
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Kim Glovas
February 05, 2019 - 6:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A street collapse in Center City a few weeks ago has been repaired, and traffic is once again moving through the area. The cave-in happened just before rush hour on Monday, Jan. 21. A huge hole, about three feet around, gaped open at the intersection of 20th and...
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Work crews continue to repair damage done by a water main break in July on Sansom Street near Juniper.
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Paul Kurtz
February 01, 2019 - 3:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Delays keep flooding in for PECO crews who are attempting to repair a water main that broke last July on Sansom Street near Juniper Street. The pipes were replaced in November, and PECO crews have since taken over. But Philadelphia Water Department spokesman John...
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