Philly Free Streets

Betsy Ross House in Old City Philadelphia
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Holli Stephens
August 02, 2019 - 6:00 am
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Mayor Jim Kenney announces the fourth annual Free Streets, set for Aug. 3, On N. Broad Street, from Arch to Butler streets.
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Pat Loeb
April 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you're the kind of person who likes to amble around on major streets usually clogged with cars, Philly Free Streets is returning Aug. 3. This will be the fourth annual celebration of pedestrian power, inspired by the almost magical feeling of car-free streets when...
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A temporary beach on North Broad Street has a shark mascot.
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Hadas Kuznits
August 11, 2018 - 2:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A simulated pop-up beach made its debut Saturday at the corner of North Broad and Master streets during Philly Free Streets. Residents will have two full weekends to enjoy it. Chantale Belefanti with The North Broad Renaissance explains there's something really...
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The view southward down North Broad Street from Huntingdon Street.
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Mike Dougherty
August 10, 2018 - 1:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philly Free Streets returns for its third year on Saturday with a full day of activities. The location this year is along North Broad Street from City Hall all the way to Germantown Avenue. (An outpouring of community support recently extended the route a block...
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Larry Krasner
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July 29, 2018 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — This week on Flashpoint: Host and KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg asks the burning questions about the impact of the Trump administration policies on the Philadelphia region. This past week, Vice President Mike Pence visited the city on the offense. He...
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North Broad Street
Pat Loeb
May 04, 2018 - 2:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia officials announced today that they'll continue the tradition, inspired by the Pope's 2015 visit, of shutting down a major thoroughfare to cars for a day. Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis says the city will close four miles of North Broad Street,...
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