Old City

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Kim Glovas
February 15, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The four-alarm fire that ripped through an Old City condo last year has been officially ruled arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released a statement saying the conclusion was reached after an extensive investigation. That included...
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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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Dan Wing
January 29, 2019 - 8:34 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tractor trailer crashed in Old City overnight Monday, spilling fuel all over the streets. Authorities say the 18-wheeler crashed into a concrete barrier in front of the U.S. Mint on Race Street between 4th and 5th streets. A fuel line was severed in the crash,...
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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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The partial government shutdown is having an impact on Old City businesses.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 23, 2019 - 7:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partial government shutdown is now impacting secondary businesses, particularly those in neighborhoods like Old City that depend on business not only from government workers, but also from tourists who visit government funded historic sites. The partial government...
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Standing in front of photographs of mold and wild mushrooms, singers outside the apartments being built at 401 Race Street crooned, 'Baby, There's Mold Inside!"
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Mike DeNardo
December 27, 2018 - 4:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders of the Philadelphia Building Trades say that shortcuts are causing mold issues at an Old City apartment building under construction. Standing in front of photographs of mold and wild mushrooms, singers outside the apartments being built at 401 Race Street...
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Mary and Joseph knock on doors in the neighborhood while mock ICE agents confront them.
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Andrew Kramer
December 24, 2018 - 8:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After Stormy the cow got away twice last year, Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in Old City switched up its live animal creche in 2018, making a refugee nativity instead. And before Christmas Eve services, those in the scene took a unique trek around the...
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Andrew Kramer
December 22, 2018 - 2:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Today is the last Saturday before Christmas, also known as "Super Saturday." Some also call it "Panic Saturday,” but in Old City, panic wasn't the case for many. Despite our best efforts we couldn't find anyone just starting their Christmas shopping this weekend. "We...
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John McDevitt
December 15, 2018 - 5:34 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- It's a popular thing to do this holiday season, gingerbread house workshops! In Old City, at Barry's Buns, the hard part is already done for you, since the gingerbread house is already built. For $75 you'll get all the elements for the decorating, and you get expert...
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December 09, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After three years in the works a handcrafted chocolate whiskey is ready to be enjoyed, it’s a joint effort between a Philadelphia candy store and a distillery. Shane Confectionery, in Old City, is America's oldest candy store. For the first time it’s using its high...
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