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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."

The Viaduct At The Heart Of Her Life And Art

The Viaduct At The Heart Of Her Life And Art

October 29, 2013  |  Vantage

Perhaps no one is more responsible for the vision of transforming the Reading Viaduct into a civic space and park than the acclaimed painter Sarah McEneaney. Nathaniel Popkin talks with McEneaney at Locks Gallery, where the painter's Viaduct-centered work comes together in "Trestletown" > more

Cutler On State Transit Funding, Bike Share & The Future

Cutler On State Transit Funding, Bike Share & The Future

October 22, 2013  |  Vantage

In just five years, the Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities, under Rina Cutler, has assembled an impressive list of civic accomplishments. But with significant transportation funding in political limbo, SEPTA's fare system still working on "proof of concept," and Bike Share a year from launch, there are challenges ahead. Nathaniel Popkin speaks with Cutler and MOTU chief of staff Andrew Stober about the possibilities > more

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Official “Marriage” Of Reading Viaduct Advocates

October 18, 2013  |  Buzz

The decade-old Reading Viaduct Project will merge with Friends of the Rail Park to help manage the first phase of the park, set for construction next year, and to work toward the vision of a combined elevated-submerged three mile linear park > more

Inside A Stone Castle, They Wish To Throw Up More Bricks

Inside A Stone Castle, They Wish To Throw Up More Bricks

September 25, 2013  |  Possible City

Mother Bethel and Society Hill Civic Association protest a proposed new development for "not fitting in." Nathaniel Popkin wonders if this isn't a double standard > more

Neon, Or Not?

Neon, Or Not?

September 20, 2013  |  Vantage

Hidden City meets up with Len Davidson, who seeks a permanent home for his large and impressive collection of vintage neon signs, mostly made here for Philly businesses > more