Tourism

(Shady Brook Farm.  Image provided)

Bucks County, Pa. To Open Summer Tourism Season With Ice Cream Giveaway

The event, at Shady Brook Farm, will run from 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, featuring free ice cream from Uncle Dave’s Homemade Ice Cream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Broad Street Run Had Lots of Medical Care Ready to Respond — Some Obvious, Some Not

It was no accident that help was nearby whenever runners suffered health problems at last Sunday’s Broad Street Run.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

The Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit:  KYW's Andrew Kramer)

Atlantic City Planning For Another Glorious Summer Season, Officials Say

There will be a couple of mega beach concerts this year (details to come in a couple of weeks), along with the usual offering of star-studded entertainment, family oriented events, nightlife, and outlet shopping.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

A parking kiosk in Center City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

Nutter Administration Hopes To Delay Pay-By-Smartphone Parking App

PPA officials want to move ahead with an app that allows you to pay for parking with your smartphone, but the mayor fears it will adversely affect school district funding.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/04/2015

(Nathan Carter, in his "Cow & The Curd" food truck.  Photo by Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: Food Truck Festival, May 9th

A Philadelphia truck, The Cow and the Curd, was among the winners at the festival’s first stop, Washington, DC.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/03/2015

(Chris Bartlett, exec. dir. of the William Way LGBT Center, testifies before City Council's Law and Government Committee on April 30, 2015.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. LGBT Leaders Urge Charter Change To Make City’s LGBT Office Permanent

The Office of LGBT Affairs was created by Mayor Nutter, but LGBT leaders fear that a future mayor might decide to kill it. So they’re backing a plan to change the city charter and make the office permanent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/03/2015

Festival goers enjoying the sun at the South Street Spring Festival. (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

Spring In Full Swing At The South Street Spring Festival

“It’s my first day wearing flop flops.” said Mia from West Deptford. “I’m so excited.”

05/02/2015

(KYW Newsradio's Pat Loeb, at her desk, with her race t-shirt and number for Sunday's Broad Street Run.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Broad Street Runners Get Their Numbers And Their Mojo For Sunday’s Event

One of the exciting preliminaries for Broad Street Run participants is picking up their race numbers beforehand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(A huge portrait mural of Frank Rizzo, the late Philadelphia mayor, keeps watch over the "Italian Market" section of South Ninth Street, in South Philadelphia.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Italian Market, a South Philly Icon, Gears Up for Celebration of Its 100th Year

The Italian Market is celebrating its 100th anniversary, with events being held every month until the end of the year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/01/2015

(A mural by artist Jesse Krimes, recreating one he painted on prison bedsheets, is installed in a cell at Eastern State Penitentiary.  Photo by John McDevitt)

New Artworks Accompany Seasonal Opening of Eastern State Penitentiary

The historic Eastern State Penitentiary, in Fairmount, launches its 2015 season with new art installations and a free open house on Friday evening.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(A bicycle rental station in Toronto, Ont.   Photo by Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Bicycling in Cities

With urban bicycling all the rage these days, you can bike big cities and avoid the traffic scrum.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/30/2015

(Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Power Restored To Revel Casino; Re-opening Date Uncertain

New owner Glenn Straub said electricity was restored to the Boardwalk resort at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

04/29/2015

Philadelphia International Airport, File photo. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Preparations For Papal Visit And 2016’s Democratic Convention In Full Swing At Philadelphia International Airport

At a budget hearing, airport director Mark Gale said they’re in full-scale Pope Prep mode.

04/29/2015

Pope Francis (File photo by Osservatore Romano/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Catholic Leaders Not Fazed By Pope’s Added Mass, in Washington, DC

Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadephia, says she’s not surprised by the announcement. But she doesn’t believe it will affect attendance here.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

(Mayor Nutter announces the countdown to the Broad Street Run.  Photo by Michael Nutter)

On Your Mark: Philadelphia Gearing Up For Sunday’s Broad Street Run

Mayor Michael Nutter was joined today outside City Hall by officials from the city’s Parks and Recreation Department and other dignitaries to kick off the countdown to Sunday’s “Broad Street Run.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015