Hidden City Daily Wants You To Join The Conversation

June 2, 2015 |  by  |  Buzz  | 


Hidden City Daily contributors 2011-14 | Photo composite: Peter Woodall

Hidden City Daily contributors 2011-14 | Photo composite: Peter Woodall

Attention all writers, reporters, photographers, development geeks, planning wonks, urban environmentalists, and those that carry a torch for historic preservation: we want you to contribute to Hidden City Daily.

We live in exciting times. Philadelphia’s building boom is in full swing, and the city is bursting at the seams with activity. Join the conversation, and pitch us a story.

The Daily is more than just an online journal and news site. It is a hive of vibrant thinking that derives its energy from the knowledge and passion of people like you. If you have ever thought to yourself, “You know, I’ve got a story that would be great for Hidden City,” now is the time to write it.

We are specifically looking for in depth reporting on new development and adaptive reuse, unique human interest stories and lost histories of our diverse neighborhoods, quality photo essays, and observations and insights on the city’s dramatically shifting landscape.

Join Hidden City Daily as we continue to collectively explore Philadelphia’s past, present, and future. Gather your thoughts, then send your ideas to: mbixler[at]hiddencityphila.org.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Nathaniel, Peter, Michael, Bradley, co-editors

1 Comment

  1. I’d like to propose a round-up on the state of Philadelphia’s diners. When I first traveled to this city in 1990, the city had 32 vintage, true prefabricated diners, many of which were in original or near original condition. That number has dropped by at least seven since then, and several of the remaining have been renovated horribly.

    With the hyper-competitive nature of the restaurant industry making it increasingly difficult for single operators to run any small restaurant, this aspect of the city’s heritage is in danger of seeing many more of its diners wiped away by development.

    I am a long-time writer on all-things-diner-and-roadside. From 1990 to 2007, I published Roadside Magazine and I’ve authored Diners of New England (Stackpole) in 2005.

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