Archive for December, 2011

Happy Holidays From Hidden City

Happy Holidays From Hidden City

December 23, 2011  |  Last Light

Warm holiday wishes from all of us at Hidden City Philadelphia and the Hidden City Daily--we're thrilled to be part of the vital conversation about Philadelphia past-present-future and we hope you'll join us as a member. Each membership donation is matched by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Philadelphia Arts Challenge > more

A Church, A Riot, A Steeple, And The National Shrine of Santo Nino

A Church, A Riot, A Steeple, And The National Shrine of Santo Nino

December 23, 2011  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

19 years ago, massive winds blew William Strickland's 1829 steeple off of St. Augustine's in Old City. We uncover the long, adventurous story of what's become the national shrine of the Filipino saint > more

Subdued Christmas in Center City

Subdued Christmas in Center City

December 23, 2011  |  Vantage

Our correspondent takes us on a photo tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly in Center City this holiday season. Shouldn't downtown have the best displays? And why doesn't it? > more

This Is Philly

This Is Philly

December 23, 2011  |  Buzz

The annual Maskar Philly Calendar and Almanac arrived yesterday--the whole city infographed > more

A New Year, A New Zoning Code

A New Year, A New Zoning Code

December 23, 2011  |  Morning Blend

The Mayor signs the new zoning reform law, a look back at Philadelphia public space in 2011, an attempt to further Philly cooperatives on a national scale, and previewing the Winter Classic > more