Center City

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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Erich Cunningham
Philadelphia Police Department
Mark Abrams
January 31, 2019 - 12:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police say they have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of indecent assaults in Center City and North Philadelphia. Two officers on foot patrol encountered 58-year-old Erich Cunningham, who identifies as homeless, at the bottom of the escalator of...
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Fire at 13th and Hamilton streets in Philadelphia.
Eric Walter / KYW Newsradio
January 30, 2019 - 4:43 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A wind-fueled fire is now under control in the Spring Garden neighborhood. Fire crews took about an hour to extinguish the blaze, which started around 4 p.m. Flames could be seen from all sides of the building, leaping from the roof of a four-story brick building on...
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Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio
January 27, 2019 - 11:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Crews are still working to repair a large cave-in that happened last week at 20th and Chestnut Streets in Center City. That intersection and the surrounding streets have been closed since it happened, and officials say those closures are going to continue. There’s a...
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Visitors enjoy ice skating at Dilworth Park on Christmas Day.
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Lauren Lipton
January 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It may be winter but Dilworth Park is up and running, and you're invited to join the fun. "The Rothman Ice Rink, the Rothman Cabin and our Winter Garden are all having a number of different events through February," said Michelle Shannon, vice president of marketing...
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John McDevitt
January 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With the shutdown over, visitors at Independence Mall were happy to get a close look once again at two of the nation's most iconic symbols. Kristal Woutes, from Minnesota, says it was her first time seeing the Liberty Bell in person. John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's tax break on new construction has been controversial since it started 20 years ago. Now, a City Council member is calling for it to be phased out. Councilwoman Helen Gym conceded the 10-year tax abatement has been a powerful tool for spurring...
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