Old City Philadelphia

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(George Mickel, co-owner of Hunger Burger.  Photo provided)

What’s Cooking on 1060: Philanthropic Burgers, Flower Show Beer Garden, and Super Bowl Food Tips

Hadas reports this week on a new burger stand in Reading Terminal Market with a charitable mission, a pop-up beer garden coming to center city Philadelphia in conjunction with the Flower Show, and tips for what to serve at your Super Bowl party.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

(File photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/ Getty Images)

TRAFFIC ALERT: Pres. Obama, VP Biden Coming to Philadelphia This Week

The nation’s Democratic legislative leaders are in town this week, working on their policy agenda for the 114th Congress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Colin Dunlap and his sister, Tess, share birthday cupcakes with "Betsy Ross" at her home in Old City.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Birthday Party in Old City Fêtes America’s Premier Flagmaker

Betsy Ross would have been 263 years old on New Year’s Day.

12/31/2014

(Michael Quinn, president of the future Museum of the American Revolution, gestures toward a "liberty tree" dedicated to philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, standing at left.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Tree at Future American Revolution Museum Dedicated to Visionary Founder

The tree was dedicated to the founding father of the museum, philanthropist Gerry Lenfest (at left in photo).

10/09/2014

(An actor portraying George Washington mingles with invited guests in the National Liberty Museum's new "welcome gallery."  Photo by Pat Loeb)

National Liberty Museum, in Old City, Goes More Multimedia

The quirky little museum near Independence Mall hopes to attract more visitors with a free, interactive “Welcome Gallery” that opens to the public today.

09/19/2014

(Melissa Alam, in the doorway of her all-female co-working space, "The Hive."  Photo provided)

Co-Working Space, For Women Only, Prepares to Open in Old City

Melissa Alam, the owner, is naming it The Hive.

09/18/2014

(The Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums band marches down Second Street, from the Firemen's Hall museum, past Elfreth's Alley, to the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Philadelphia Officials Take Part in 13th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

The City of Philadelphia held a patriotic ceremony today in Old City today to remember the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks thirteen years ago.

09/11/2014

(Credit: John McDevitt)

Old City’s Ben Franklin Firehouse, Damaged Last Year By Fire, Reopens After Rebuild

The renovations and upgrades cost approximately $475,000. The building was heavily damaged by fire last September.

08/29/2014

(The check presentation ceremony took place across the street from the future site of the Museum of the American Revolution, at 3rd and Chestnut Streets, while demolition proceeded in the background.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

American Revolution Museum, in Old City, Gets Big Check From Bank

As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.

06/19/2014

(File photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images)

Another Long Sentence For Brutal Attacks in Old City Tourism Area

The judge, noting that one victim suffered some permanent injuries, said the defendant, Santos Centeno, is lucky he isn’t facing a murder conviction.

05/05/2014

(Jason Cichonski in his "Gaslight" restaurant, in Old City.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

What’s Cooking On 1060: Waffles, Wings, and… Tattoos!

Jason Cichonski was quickly eliminated in this season’s “Top Chef” TV competition. Not dwelling on that, he is opening his second Philadelphia restaurant.

02/13/2014

(The Benjamin Franklin firehouse, at 4th and Arch Streets, has been boarded up since a fire in September.   Photo by Ed Fischer)

Damaged Old City Firehouse May Not Reopen For Another Year

The fire last September, which started in the engine of an ambulance parked in one of the bays, left the Ben Franklin firehouse heavily charred.

01/02/2014

Artist rendering of Old City redevelopment at 3rd & Market Streets. (credit: Alterra Property Group, LLC)

Development And Redevelopment Projects Underway In Historic Old City

New meets old. Development and redevelopment projects are in the works near 3rd and Market Streets in Old City. And something that is not so common in the historic district….chain stores.

10/30/2013

(credit: Justin Udo)

Local Volunteers Help National Parks Recover From Government Shutdown

Volunteers were helping beautify Independence National Park on Saturday after the partial government shutdown left the area covered in leaves and debris.

10/19/2013

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