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Michael Bixler

Michael Bixler is a writer, photographer, and managing editor of Hidden City Daily. He is a former arts and entertainment reporter with Mountain Xpress weekly in Asheville, North Carolina and a native of South Carolina. Bixler has a keen interest in adaptive reuse, underappreciated architecture, contemporary literature and art, and forward-thinking dialogue about people and place. mmbixler.tumblr.com

Committee Recommends St. Laurentius For Historic Designation

Committee Recommends St. Laurentius For Historic Designation

June 9, 2015  |  News

The fight to save St. Laurentius Roman Catholic Church took a positive turn today. The Historical Commission's Committee on Historic Designation recommended that the landmark sanctuary be considered for placement on the Philadelphia Register. The nomination goes before the full Historical Commission on July 10 > more

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

New Pedestrian Entrance At Laurel Hill Cemetery To Grant Access From Schuylkill River Trail

June 1, 2015  |  News

A new entrance to Laurel Hill Cemetery is in the works that will transform how pedestrians and cyclists access the historic burial garden from the Schuylkill River Trail. The gateway adds another green attraction to the city's growing web of interconnected public spaces > more

Beyond The Blue Bin: On The Floor Of Citywide Curbside Recycling

Beyond The Blue Bin: On The Floor Of Citywide Curbside Recycling

May 20, 2015  |  Vantage

Ever wonder what happens to those plastic bottles and cardboard boxes after they leave your blue bin? Hidden City's Michael Bixler ventures deep into Philadelphia's curbside recycling machine in Grays Ferry > more

Wagner Celebrates 150 Years With

Wagner Celebrates 150 Years With “Philadelphia 1865: A City On The Edge” Lecture And Cake Competition

May 19, 2015  |  Buzz

The Wagner Free Institute of Science observes its 150 year anniversary this month with a lecture and birthday cake competition to commemorate the building's enduring legacy > more

Photography Exhibition Captures The Spirit Of Kensington's Sacred Places

Photography Exhibition Captures The Spirit Of Kensington’s Sacred Places

April 23, 2015  |  Buzz

Nineteenth century neighborhood churches share the spotlight this Friday in Joseph B. Elliott's photography exhibition, "Preserving the Story: An Event to Celebrate Kensington’s Sacred Places" > more