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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."

Joe Frazier's Gym Marks New Path For Preservation

Joe Frazier’s Gym Marks New Path For Preservation

December 11, 2012  |  Vantage

What's the future of Joe Frazier's Gym now that it's been named a "National Treasure?" We check in with Brent Leggs of the National Trust for a telling interview about the future of preservation > more

Gretz Brewery On Endangered Building List To Be Released Next Week

Gretz Brewery On Endangered Building List To Be Released Next Week

December 7, 2012  |  Buzz

Preservation Alliance to make the case for the Gretz, among other key sites > more

Find A Political Solution On Church Of The Assumption

Find A Political Solution On Church Of The Assumption

December 6, 2012  |  Possible City

Before we rob our future, says Nathaniel Popkin, political pressure can force the owner of the Church of the Assumption to allow the appeals process to continue before starting demolition. We'll never be able to replace the church's strange beauty > more

$20,061 And We Thank You

$20,061 And We Thank You

December 6, 2012  |  Buzz

Expect expanded coverage in the weeks and months ahead--all thanks to readers like you > more

New Life Looming For Manayunk Yarn Mill

New Life Looming For Manayunk Yarn Mill

December 3, 2012  |  News

What had been until recently the oldest carpet wool mill in the US will become a 45 unit apartment complex. Developers plan extensive restoration and a contemporary addition at the site near the foot of Main Street > more