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Nicolas Esposito

Nic Esposito is an urban farmer, novelist and founder of The Head and the Hand Press. He lives on his urban homestead in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Nic's new book Kensington Homestead was released by The Head & The Hand Press in November 2014.

Ghosts Of German Olney

Ghosts Of German Olney

March 14, 2013  |  Behind the Facade

Nic Esposito walks Olney with native son Mike Toklish and discovers a neighborhood that lives on in memory and matter. With pencil drawings by Ben Leech > more

A Row House And A Life Transformed

A Row House And A Life Transformed

February 14, 2013  |  Behind the Facade

In this second installment of "Behind the Facade," Nicolas Esposito finds himself at the kitchen table of Pedro Ospina, a Kensington sculptor who barters and builds his way to contentment > more

A Neighborhood Son Takes On The

A Neighborhood Son Takes On The “White Elephant”

January 15, 2013  |  Behind the Facade

Bromley mill owner Jesse Munoz weighs the community's reaction to his initial plans for the long empty building--a conversation that's intensified since the loss of the adjacent Buck Hosiery mill. In this initial "Behind the Facade," writer Nic Esposito finds Munoz at work inside the building. Illustrations by Ben Leech > more