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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."

Talking LOVE, Philly Style

Talking LOVE, Philly Style

October 6, 2015  |  Vantage

One of Philadelphia's greatest contemporary writers, Beth Kephart changed the way we look at place and history in Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River. She's back with LOVE: A Philadelphia Affair, a memoir and meditation on this city. Nathaniel Popkin caught up with Kephart for a chance to talk about the ideas behind the book > more

With Council Introducing Gallery Redevelopment Bills, We Examine PREIT's Plan

With Council Introducing Gallery Redevelopment Bills, We Examine PREIT’s Plan

April 23, 2015  |  News

What's the economics behind the outlet mall concept? Will the Gallery remain a public place? Is PREIT offering transformative architecture? Nathaniel Popkin examines the project and files this report > more

Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

Circling Back To The Ross Loopholes

April 20, 2015  |  Possible City

Garage-front houses are going up across from the Betsy Ross House because the developers of the houses exploited a trifecta of loopholes in the regulatory system. Following up on an earlier report, Nathaniel Popkin peers through > more

Class Warfare On Arch Street

Class Warfare On Arch Street

March 31, 2015  |  Possible City

Nathaniel Popkin takes a look at three new Old City row houses under construction that disrespect the city, the site, and the famous woman mythologized across the street > more

At Philly U, Building Amber Long's Legacy

At Philly U, Building Amber Long’s Legacy

January 19, 2015  |  Buzz

One year since the savage murder of the young architect Amber Long, Philly U looks to carry on her work--and her impact. On this day of service, here's one way to give, says Nathaniel Popkin > more