Moshulu Renovation Aims For A More Authentic Design

Moshulu Renovation Aims For A More Authentic Design

November 26, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Barque owner getting design-inspiration from Ralph Lauren, Orinoka Mills a go, holiday display tells of South Philly’s days as a celebrity hotspot, and new work rules really are improving Convention Center’s future prospects > more

Philly Still On The 2016 DNC Short List

Philly Still On The 2016 DNC Short List

November 25, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Philly included in the three prospective DNC cities, planning money for Fox Chase trail, apartment complex changes hands amid redevelopment, and East Falls residents debate where to put a dog park > more

On Improving Urban-Suburban Relations

On Improving Urban-Suburban Relations

November 24, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Giving thanks for living in a great Greater Philadelphia, developer promises a catalyst for renewal of one South Philly neighborhood, Waverly Court units to double, and a warehouse-to-residential > more

Developer Plans For Living & Making In Bok

Developer Plans For Living & Making In Bok

November 21, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Preliminary visions for a reused Bok Technical High revealed, wayfinding system in store for the Northwest, and anticipating the demise of the PGW sale > more

Our Elected Officials & The Cheapening Of Public Space

Our Elected Officials & The Cheapening Of Public Space

November 20, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Selling our visual landscape short with urban experiential displays, local government attitudes on display at the "City Hall Parking Lot", a nocturnal urban arts tour, and envisioning a high-speed line through Philly > more

Blatstein Discusses Plans For Southern “Gateway To Center City”

Blatstein Discusses Plans For Southern “Gateway To Center City”

November 19, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Broad & Washington lot discussed at community meeting, development angst in Upper Roxborough, the pragmatism of the Live! Hotel & Casino selection, and The Bourse to cater to N3rd Street > more

Reconsidering The Modern Urban Library

Reconsidering The Modern Urban Library

November 18, 2014  |  Morning Blend

The FLP “builds inspiration,” a rocky revitalization for West Girard, how much stimulus Pope Francis will bring to town, and regarding the legions of sweepers from yesteryear > more

On Spot Zoning

On Spot Zoning

November 17, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Why selective re-zoning is here to stay, Wells Fargo finishes removal of PNB letters, and vandals cause five figures in damages to newly unveiled Manayunk public space > more

Evaluating Brain Drain

Evaluating Brain Drain

November 14, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Retaining graduates through community creation, "Summit Swamp" no more, 8 condos coming to Fishtown, and listing Philly's urban farms > more

Flying In South Kensington

Flying In South Kensington

November 13, 2014  |  Morning Blend

An open air trapeze school amazes in North Philadelphia, a wandering blight protest for East Falls, new redevelopment brings boost (and bad name) to Brewerytown, and readying for ice skating beneath City Hall > more

Axalta Eyeing The Navy Yard For New Facility

Axalta Eyeing The Navy Yard For New Facility

November 12, 2014  |  Morning Blend

New IPO also interested in expanding its presence in Philly, St. Laurentius parishioners worry about moved relics, a Veterans Center opens in the Southwest, and the reuse of vacant Spring Garden financial building > more

Feibush:

Feibush: “I’m Pro-vision, Pro-development”

November 11, 2014  |  Morning Blend

What makes Feibush tick, South Philly broker organizes anti-casino protest, when horses cleared the way for Philly’s cars, Temple to build commuter lounge, and a roundup of major development projects > more

Art Commission Not Impressed With Developer Plans

Art Commission Not Impressed With Developer Plans

November 10, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Art Commission puts the kibosh on developer proposal, brokering the right type of development for Point Breeze, applications sought for 2015 bevy of performance art works, and a week away from a second casino license > more

The Glackens Foundation

The Glackens Foundation

November 7, 2014  |  Morning Blend

Albert Barnes’ childhood friend at the Foundation, Sunoco to build yet another pipeline across the state, contemporary architecture for Packer Park, and Scannapieco gets conditional approval > more

Composer Debuts Ode To Philadelphia's Waterways With

Composer Debuts Ode To Philadelphia’s Waterways With “Rivers”

November 6, 2014  |  Buzz

Composer Josh Stamper debuts the first installment of his ethereal love letter to Philadelphia with "Rivers". The multimedia composition will be performed this Saturday at the Trinity Center for Urban Life > more

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

The Gilded Mall Of Market Street: Gimbels Had It

November 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Where the great Gimbels department store once stood a parking lot sits today. With the recent rejection of a casino license for the site, it looks like it may stay that way for now. Shadowbat has the story behind this long gone, cherished Philadelphia institution and the development black hole that is left in its place at 8th and Market > more

We Haven't Forgotten: Gimbels Thanksgiving Parade Was The First

We Haven’t Forgotten: Gimbels Thanksgiving Parade Was The First

November 24, 2014  |  Vantage

Another first Philadelphia can claim is inventing the Thanksgiving Day parade. Gimbels department store started it all in 1920. Kyrie Greenberg gives us the backstory on this iconic public celebration > more

Donate Today  And  Help Us Stay The Course

Donate Today And Help Us Stay The Course

November 21, 2014  |  News

What would Philadelphia be without Hidden City Daily? That question looms as we end the 9th day of our annual campaign. Co-editor Michael Bixler has this special message to our readers > more

12th Street Gym Is Great But It Used To Be The <em>Shvitz</em>

12th Street Gym Is Great But It Used To Be The Shvitz

November 19, 2014  |  Vantage

Nothing says healthy living like a corned beef sandwich, a lit cigar, and the sauna. Ron Avery gives us an old-world tour of Camac Baths, the former Jewish bathhouse at 12th Street Gym > more

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

November 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Why are some buildings on the National Register of Historic Places preserved while others are casually destroyed? The Shadow gives an example of this phenomena through the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the John F. Kennedy Vocational Center > more

The Colorful Canopy: Fall In The Wissahickon

The Colorful Canopy: Fall In The Wissahickon

November 14, 2014  |  Last Light

All across the Northeast, a relatively mild summer has produced some of the most vibrant fall foliage in years. That's all the excuse Brad Maule needed to immerse himself with camera in the Wissahickon woods for the past month > more

Year Four Of The <em>Hidden City Daily</em>? We Need Your Help

Year Four Of The Hidden City Daily? We Need Your Help

November 13, 2014  |  News

Our annual campaign begins today. Watch our new video, consider the perks, think about what Hidden City means to you. Then make your donation today! > more

I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

I’d Rather Be In Philadelphia

November 11, 2014  |  Last Light

Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler has this exclusive preview of the 5th annual Philly Photo Day exhibition opening this Thursday at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center > more

Blue Horizon Fights For Its Life At Historic Designation Meeting This Wednesday

Blue Horizon Fights For Its Life At Historic Designation Meeting This Wednesday

November 10, 2014  |  Developing Challenges, News

Legendary boxing venue Blue Horizon gets ready for another round as its nomination for historic designation goes before the Philadelphia Historical Commission on Wednesday at City Hall > more

Single Most Transformative Investment? The Commuter Rail Tunnel, Now Turning 30

Single Most Transformative Investment? The Commuter Rail Tunnel, Now Turning 30

November 7, 2014  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

30 years ago Monday the first trains rolled through Philadelphia's $300+ million commuter rail tunnel. It was a visionary, risky, and necessary project, says Harry K. He brings us the full story of its construction, still paying off dividends today > more

The <em>Cobertizos</em> Of Kensington

The Cobertizos Of Kensington

November 5, 2014  |  Vantage

Steeped in culture, community, and a sense of ownership, Kensington's porch cages are anything but a neighborhood quirk. Michael Buozis brings us this latin-infused story of tradition and architectural modification > more

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

Art Deco And Academic Reuse In University City

November 3, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Quite a bit more than just an Ann Taylor store, the building at 36th and Walnut's history is heavy with banking, Black Nationalist action, and university-community partnerships. The Shadow peers behind the window dressings of this subtle Art Deco in University City that's about to be reinvented again > more

Haunting Holmesburg Prison

Haunting Holmesburg Prison

October 31, 2014  |  Last Light

It's Halloween and we've rounded up the work of seven photographers for a super-sized photo essay on creepy Holmesburg Prison. Enjoy! > more

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

Bid Process Reveals Uncertain Future For Delaware Power Station

October 30, 2014  |  Developing Challenges, News

Bids for purchase and redevelopment of the Delaware Power Station are due Monday at 5PM. What will they tell us about the monumental building's future? Ryan Briggs talks to some experts and considers the future of this part of the Delaware waterfront > more

Saying Goodbye To Stokes House

Saying Goodbye To Stokes House

October 29, 2014  |  News

The end is near for the Stokes house of Holme Circle. Despite efforts by a local civic association to save the 19th century stone farmhouse at 2976 Welsh Road, it will be razed any day now for new residential development. Hidden City co-editor Michael Bixler took a trip out to Holmesburg to bid the building a fond farewell > more