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."

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

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