Center City

Young adult prom at the DoubleTree Hotel in Center City
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
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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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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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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Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit Captain Jason Smith
Steve Tawa/KYW Newsradio
Steve Tawa
March 08, 2019 - 10:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — SEPTA police supervisors have handed off Thursday morning's deadly stabbing in Center City to Philadelphia police homicide investigators. Charles Green, 50, has been charged with murder. Police say he stabbed a 30-year-old man on the subway concourse near the Walnut-...
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Spruce Street entrance to the SEPTA Broad Street Line
Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio
March 07, 2019 - 8:02 am
UPDATED: 12:45 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police say they are still working to determine exactly what happened after a “violent confrontation” left a man stabbed to death in Center City. According to authorities, the incident took place at about 6:30 a.m. on a Broad Street...
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Dreamstime
Dan Wing
February 26, 2019 - 7:26 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities are investigating after a decomposed body was found near 24th and Market streets in Center City Tuesday morning. Police say a homeless person called them and led officers to the remains beneath an overpass just off the Schuykill River Trail around 2:30 a.m...
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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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Many roads in Center City are closed until 3 p.m. Sunday due to a heavy equipment helicopter lift operation, according to SEPTA.
Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
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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An explosion occurred on 20th Street near Ranstead Street.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
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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