Tourism

(Zainab Jah poses alongside a billboard promoting her starring role in the Wilma Theater's production of "Hamlet."  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Who’s That Playing Hamlet at The Wilma?

A new production of “Hamlet” has opened at the Wilma Theater, in center city, and director Blanka Zizka’s casting of the title role may be a historical first.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/29/2015

Shofuso House open for Spring. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

‘Shofusu Japanese House & Garden’ Opens With Cherry Blossom Season Approaching

Folks eager for nicer weather will be happy to hear that Philadelphia’s Shofusu Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park has officially opened for the season.

03/28/2015

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Six Flags Great Adventure Announces Plans To Build 90-Acre Solar Farm

The world’s largest theme park with North America’s fastest, tallest roller coaster is working on a new achievement – becoming the industries’ greenest park.

03/27/2015

(A similar rainbow crosswalk honoring the LGBT community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Photo provided by Philly Pride)

Two Center City Intersections Getting Rainbow-Striped Crosswalks For LGBT Pride

The Philadelphia Streets Department will do the painting, and Philly Pride will be responsible for the upkeep.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(The Pier Shops at Caesars.  Photo provided)

Blatstein Reboots Makeover of Pier Shops at Caesars, in Atlantic City

Developer Bart Blatstein’s plans to redevelop the shopping mall at Caesars Casino, in Atlantic City, are back on track.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Jack Frost/ Big Boulder)

Pocono Ski Resorts Headed For Their Last Gasps of the Winter Season

There are seven ski resorts in the Poconos, and six of them are still open, at least through this weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Rina Cutler speaks with reporters after Mayor Nutter, right, announced she is leaving his administration to take a high-level job at Amtrak.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Rina Cutler Leaving Nutter Administration Next Month, Taking Job at Amtrak

As deputy mayor for transportation and public utilities, Cutler has overseen major aspects of Philadelphia government: potholes, trash collection, recycling, bicycle lanes, the Philadelphia Gas Works, bridges, the airport, and the water department, among others.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(The Mongolian students and some of their Philadelphia hosts, at the Academy of Natural Sciences.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Global Warming Is Study Topic as Mongolian Schoolgirls Meet With Philadelphia Counterparts

Two groups of students, from Philadelphia and Mongolia, have been working online together to study the effects of global warming. And now, five teens from Mongolia are visiting Philadelphia until the end of this month.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Visiting German students getting a briefing at Camden City Hall during their tour of government offices.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

German Students Visiting Camden County Taking Plane Crash News In Stride, Says Teacher

The students, who are being hosted by Collingswood High School and were in Camden today, will be flying back home on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/27/2015

(Despite the showery weather, the Franklin Square carousel was ready to go.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Franklin Square Opens Its Visitor Amenities for 2015 Season

One of the busiest play parks in Philadelphia is back for its ninth season since a major renovation.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

Artist rendering of proposed globe at 12th and Arch. (photo provided)

Two Large, 3D Electronic Billboards Approved For Tourist Sections of Center City Phila.

City Council overwhelming approved the installation of two electronic advertising structures, dubbed “Urban Experiential Displays,” ranging in height from 30 to 50 feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Allen Cheng, owner of Nine Ting.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Nine Ting, Joe’s, and an Eagles Food Event

This week on “What’s Cooking,” Hadas Kuznits reports on a new Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown, a new cheesesteak shop in Fishtown, and a food truck festival coming to Lincoln Financial Field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Days Off Being Scheduled At Area Schools For September Papal Visit

Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is expected to draw millions of people to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in September.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Credit: South Street Headhouse District)

Hear Philly: South Street Easter Promenade

On Sunday, April 5, hop on down to South Street for one of Philadelphia’s oldest traditions, the South Street Easter Promenade.

03/25/2015