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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."

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

A New Face At The Daily

A New Face At The Daily

June 22, 2012  |  Buzz

Noted author, journalist, and editor Meredith Broussard joins the Daily starting today as contributing editor > more

Which Contexts Matter?

Which Contexts Matter?

June 20, 2012  |  Possible City

In the Museum of the American Revolution, Robert A.M. Stern set out to design something that "could never have been built anywhere else." The result is the exact opposite--and a lost opportunity for Philadelphia > more

Final Improvements Coming To Parkway

Final Improvements Coming To Parkway

June 15, 2012  |  Buzz

After a decade of continuous improvements, a last of phase of streetscaping of the blocks leading to Logan Square and plans in place for a $15-20 million rebuilding of Love Park > more