Our city is one of layers. Centuries of objects encased in glass tombs. Centuries of lives stacked and quietly moldering in dark corners. Centuries of buildings lost and others biding time. At Hidden City, we chip away at the city’s sedimentary history to examine where we have been, where we are going and where we are now. We look for meaning in these layers, for context, and for identity. We are driven not only by an innate desire to understand all these things, but to share our discoveries with people like you. This is what makes my job truly meaningful (and it’s also unbelievably fun).
The Hidden City Daily runs on the passion of our contributors & staff and the support of our readers. Here we are at day nine of our crowdfunding campaign. We’re only a quarter of our way to the goal. We’ll make it, I hope, but only if you give today. Local online journalism can’t support itself. There is no tested formula yet. That’s why we turn to our readers, who get to otherwise enjoy our content for free. At Hidden City we solely navigate by our adoration for the dense history Philadelphia has passed on to us and these dynamic times we live in. We bring you back wild tales of a city that once was. We bring you news about development and our ever-shifting urban landscape. We bring you stories of people and their culture from our neighborhoods doing sincerely great things. We’re your eyes and ears out there, and we go where others fail to look. Help us steer ourselves through our fourth year.
Please watch our video then click HERE to donate to Hidden City’s fall campaign.