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Bradley Maule

Bradley Maule is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and the creator of Philly Skyline. He's a native of Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and he's hung his hat in Shippensburg, Germantown, G-Ho, Fishtown, Portland (Oregon), Brewerytown, and now Mt. Airy. He just can't get into Twitter, but he's way into Instagram @mauleofamerica.

Emma F-C's Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

Emma F-C’s Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

June 9, 2014  |  Buzz

Emma Fried-Cassorla's blog has provided an open platform for Philly Love Notes for two years now. To mark the occasion, she's meticulously cut a three-foot-by-three-foot map of the city out of paper by hand—and she's giving it away for free > more

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

The Unbuilt Vision For A Grand Cathedral Road

June 5, 2014  |  Vantage

Like so many cities, Philadelphia had such grand postwar visions for urban renewal that only a fraction of them were built—thankfully. Among the unbuilt visions was a grand boulevard that would have linked the Main Line and Chestnut Hill—across new bridges over the Schuylkill and the Wissahickon. Brad Maule explores what might have been on Cathedral Road > more

Rohm And Haas: The Plexiglas Palace At 50

Rohm And Haas: The Plexiglas Palace At 50

May 28, 2014  |  Vantage

At its annual achievement awards ceremony next week, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will recognize the Rohm & Haas Building for its 50th anniversary. Brad Maule explores how a collaboration designing the project—the first new building on Independence Mall—resulted in one of the largest multidisciplinary firms in the country > more

Lush Spring Greens In Verdant East Germantown

Lush Spring Greens In Verdant East Germantown

May 21, 2014  |  Last Light

Awbury Arboretum may not carry the cachet or turnstile receipts of Morris Arboretum just up the hill, but as a large, free public space, it serves perhaps an even more important role to its Northwest Philadelphia neighbors. Brad Maule brings us these photos from the historic 55-acre grounds in East Germantown > more

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

A New Life For Old Fairmount Park

May 16, 2014  |  Vantage

With the release of The New Fairmount Park this week, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the Fairmount Park Conservancy, and PennPraxis aim to patch disparate parts of the beloved but aging park. With connection at its core, the plan ranges from cheap and easy short-term goals to expensive and grandiose visions. Brad Maule argues the short-term items are enough to keep us busy for a while > more