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Nathaniel Popkin

Nathaniel Popkin is co-editor of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including the forthcoming Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (Temple Press) and a novel, Lion and Leopard (The Head and the Hand Press). He is the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."

With New Penn's Landing Plan, A Central Park

With New Penn’s Landing Plan, A Central Park

June 12, 2017  |  News

Lost in the intense news cycle: major news about the at-long-last redevelopment of Penn's Landing. Nathaniel Popkin has a look > more

Gehry, PMA Break Ground On Major Renovation

Gehry, PMA Break Ground On Major Renovation

March 30, 2017  |  Buzz

The $196 million "Core Project" to renovate key areas of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and create nearly 100,000 square feet of new space began this morning with an official ceremony > more

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here's How

In Age Of Trump, Philly Has Legal & Political Power To Resist: Here’s How

November 15, 2016  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's future under President-Elect Trump "depends on the exercise of political power in Washington," says Richard Schragger, the author of City Power: Urban Governance in a Global Age, in an interview with Nathaniel Popkin > more

Kenney Signals A Potential Breakthrough On Jewelers Row (Updated 10:45AM)

Kenney Signals A Potential Breakthrough On Jewelers Row (Updated 10:45AM)

October 12, 2016  |  Buzz

Mayor Kenney admits "there is no question" City needs to increase resources for historic preservation in Philadelphia, seeks compromise on Jewelers Row > more

FDR Left Out Of DNC Day One, But Here He Is, Franklin Field, 1936

FDR Left Out Of DNC Day One, But Here He Is, Franklin Field, 1936

July 26, 2016  |  Vantage

Left out of DNC Day One, FDR--and his liberal coalition--was the crucible of the present day Democratic Party and a sea change in Philadelphia politics. He accepted the 1936 Democratic Party nomination at Franklin Field; here is his speech in full > more