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Kimberly Haas

Kimberly Haas is a staff writer for Hidden City Daily. She is a long time radio journalist, both nationally and locally with WHYY and WXPN. In particular, she enjoys covering Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, culture and history, as well as urban sustainability and public policy, in both print and audio.

Eastern State Penitentiary Illuminates “Hidden Lives” Of The Incarcerated

Eastern State Penitentiary Illuminates “Hidden Lives” Of The Incarcerated

August 9, 2019  |  News

"Hidden Lives Illuminated," an animated film project created by inmates of SCI Chester, debuts at Eastern State Penitentiary on August 15. Kimberly Haas went inside the state prison to speak with the incarcerated artists > more

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

West Shipyard Archaeological Dig Hosts Public Tour This Friday

July 25, 2019  |  News

An archaeological exploration of Philadelphia's lost waterfront is now underway. On Friday, July 26 the site will be open to the public for a behind-the-scenes tour of the dig. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer's Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

ZBA Delays Decision On Developer’s Demolition Plan For Hoa Binh Plaza

July 24, 2019  |  News

The fate of an Asian supermarket and immigrant community hub on Washington Avenue hangs in the balance as a developer seeks approval to raze the complex for 44 townhouses and apartments. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

History May Lie Deeper Under A Church Rectory In South Philly

History May Lie Deeper Under A Church Rectory In South Philly

July 19, 2019  |  News

Plans for a new construction project reveal a possible African American burial site beneath the rectory of St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi at 7th and Montrose. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

After The Trocadero’s Closing, Preservationists Ponder Saving The Interior

After The Trocadero’s Closing, Preservationists Ponder Saving The Interior

July 12, 2019  |  News

Philly's famous Trocadero Theater closed in May after 149 years of continuous use. Protections are already in place for the facade of the building, but can the interior be saved too? Kimberly Haas takes a look > more