Old City

OutFest
Patrick Hagerty
Holli Stephens
October 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
If you’ve ever wanted to dress up as a kooky and mostly misunderstood character in Philadelphia’s history, you have multiple opportunities to do so this weekend. In this edition of The KYW To-Do List, you'll find a wide variety of things to do in Philly and the burbs.
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Artifacts from Christ Church in Old City were brought down to ground level for restoration.
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Mike DeNardo
September 26, 2019 - 12:46 pm
Crowds were given a rare opportunity to take a closer look at some of Philadelphia's most distinctive and visible artifacts, as items from the steeple atop Old City's Christ Church were taken down to ground level Thursday.
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Holli Stephens
August 22, 2019 - 11:28 am
Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Read more here for everything to do Aug. 23 to 25.
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Dito Sakhovia of 13 outstanding young people honored at the Young Hero Awards.
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Cherri Gregg
August 15, 2019 - 11:51 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The National Liberty Museum in Old City will celebrate a group of 13 outstanding young citizens Thursday at its annual Young Hero Awards ceremony. One honoree says he overcame major challenges to discover the true meaning of liberty. "Coming here and seeing all the...
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Hadas Kuznits
August 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new method of measuring foot traffic in Old City will help determine how special promotions — like the weekly Thursday evening foodie event known as Old City Eats — are impacting the neighborhood. Old City's weekly summer happy hour is now halfway over. Job...
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Video image of teenagers suspected of attacking 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz
Philadelphia Police Department
Dan Wing
June 13, 2019 - 8:29 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police are looking for a group of teenagers behind the vicious beating of a man in Old City early Monday morning. Police say 32-year-old Rizzo Mertz had just wrapped up what was otherwise a great Pride Weekend. He was walking on Chestnut Street between...
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Once Upon A Nation storytellers during their final rehearsals.
Courtesy of Historic Philadelphia
John McDevitt
May 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The true stories of those who help form the nation are being told at wooden benches located throughout historic Philadelphia as Once Upon A Nation kicks off its summer season Saturday. Once Upon A Nation storytellers make a return, talking about those who made history...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
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John McDevitt
April 18, 2019 - 4:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big name in Philadelphia sports is getting involved in a fundraising campaign for the restoration of an important Old City building. Scaffolding will soon be going up at Christ Church in Old City so restoration work can begin in June on the tower and steeple. For...
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One of the oldest original structures in the nation, Christ Church in Old City, is in need of serious preservation work to its steeple, and fundraising efforts are underway.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
John McDevitt
April 17, 2019 - 4:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In the wake of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire, Christ Church in Old City tested its steeple's external sprinkler system. It might have seemed like it was raining at Christ Church for passersby on Wednesday, but it was the deluge exterior fire prevention system being...
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Philadelphia police
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Pat Toddy
April 08, 2019 - 8:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A lesson in gun safety could be in order for a young man who accidentally shot himself in an old city parking garage. Philadelphia police say a 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the left hand and left leg shortly before 6:30 Monday night. The victim is in...
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