Author Archive

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."

Souvenirs From A Confident City

Souvenirs From A Confident City

July 19, 2012  |  Possible City

What Popkin brings back from Barcelona: a taste of a city that's self-aware, assertive, and proud--it wasn't always on top, he reminds us > more

FDR: Skatepark That Defines An Attitude

FDR: Skatepark That Defines An Attitude

July 17, 2012  |  Vantage

We preview FDR Skatepark: A Visual History, to be released Thursday night and talk to Phil Jackson, the book's photo editor, about the park's evolution, users, and authenticity. The book includes work by 25 different photographers > more

Church Of The Assumption Sold--Update

Church Of The Assumption Sold–Update

July 11, 2012  |  Buzz

The 1849 church remains threatened pending a legal case to block demolition > more

Upping The Ante At Hawthorne Park

Upping The Ante At Hawthorne Park

July 10, 2012  |  Possible City

Lager Raabe Skafte Landscape Architects' brilliant design for the new Hawthorne Park sets a new standard for neighborhood public space--and proves we can build smart and beautiful > more

Blatstein Owns Burned Factory

Blatstein Owns Burned Factory

July 10, 2012  |  News

The former L.H. Parke Coffee and Tea Importer under the El was owned by Tower Investments--and left unsecured. The fire closed the El > more