Center City

John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
September 14, 2018 - 6:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pop culture is being celebrated all weekend long at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City. It’s called cosplay, it’s a thing at comic cons, where attendees dress like their favorite characters from comics, television and film. Dana Jordan came as Spider-...
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Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Paul Kurtz
September 12, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Organizers of the 64th annual Hero Thrill Show held a pep rally in Center City Wednesday to whip up some exciting for the upcoming event. Like carnival barkers, dual emcees urged the lunchtime crowd to step right up and take a look at all those shiny motorcycles and...
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A woman and her baby were struck be a pickup truck while crossing Vine Street at 15th Street.
Paul Kurtz | KYW Newsradio
Mark Abrams
August 30, 2018 - 11:54 am
UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police now say a 1-year-old infant has died and his 36-year-old mother is hospitalized in stable condition after they were struck by a pick-up truck shortly after 11 a.m. at 15th and Vine streets in Center City. Police say a 3-year-old...
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Dreamstime
Pat Loeb
August 26, 2018 - 11:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Last November, 300 people waited in line to get souvenir blocks of Love Park granite, etched with the image of the Love Sculpture, only to find the sale was cancelled because of a copyright claim. Now, Philadelphia's Parks and Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott...
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Antionette Lee | KYW Newsradio
Antionette Lee
August 19, 2018 - 6:16 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia Union support group hosted a fundraising event for refugee animals at a popular Center City sports bar with a special guest bartender. Union defender Keegan Rosenberry joined the Sons of Ben at the Field House Sunday to help animals in need. "Ya know I...
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Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
August 18, 2018 - 9:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- "I do" echoed all throughout Philadelphia Saturday. That's because there were tons of weddings held, not just in the city, but throughout the country. In fact, one study suggests there are more weddings on 8-18-18 than any other day of the year. READ: 8-18-18: The...
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
John McDevitt | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
August 14, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hotels in Center City are more popular than ever, and record numbers are leading to increased rates. From January through June, hotels in Center City booked more than 1.7 million rooms. "It's a really big indication that Philadelphia is the place to be," said Lauren...
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Dreamstime
Ian Bush
August 08, 2018 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The two largest local banks are becoming one: Wilmington's WSFS Bank is buying Center City-based Beneficial Bank in a $1.5 billion deal. The new WSFS will have assets around $13 billion — big enough, company officials say, to "compete with larger regional and national...
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Crews work to re-establish electrical power at and around City Hall.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
August 08, 2018 - 10:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia officials report that City Hall is open on Wednesday, Aug. 8, for normal business hours. All city offices and courts are open. The building is operating on temporary generators supplied by PECO following an unexpected power outage on Tuesday. The district...
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Iron Hill Brewery is getting ready to open its first Philadelphia location in Center City
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
August 04, 2018 - 11:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Iron Hill Brewery is getting ready to open its first Philadelphia location in Center City in September. The new restaurant will be Iron Hill's 15th location, on Market Street between 11th and 12th streets. The beer tanks are in. The kitchen is being assembled. John...
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