Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey
Favorite Spot: Dickinson Square Park
Address: 4th and Tasker
I am: A strategic consultant handling media and analyst relations. I have acted and directed professionally. I grew up on the Mexican border and order tacos frequently to keep my Spanish in check. I have an MFA in creative writing and need to do more with it. I am a compulsive animal rescuer. I love live performance of just about every type but often leave angry at myself for quitting dance or piano lessons. I love being outside but sunburn too easily. I spend too much time staring at my iPhone. I love eating—my own cooking or someone else’s—and I’m guilty of copy-editing menus. I dance in my kitchen, alone or with my husband, who puts up with me for reasons I still don’t understand. I am an extrovert except for when I’m not; I love sleeping but I’m an insomniac. I hate writing bios.
Years in Philly: Eleven as of next month
Current Home: Pennsport
Favorite Place: Philadelphia Airport (ARRIVALS!)
Neighborhood: Deep South Philadelphia (?)
Address: 8800 Essington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19153
I am: A philadelphia charter school teacher with an appreciation for all things PHILLY
Years in Philly: All my life (if the suburbs count too!) 27 and counting…
Current Home: 12th & Walnut
Colleen T. Reese
Favorite Spot: 11th Street
I am: A publishing and bourbon junkie, Geekadelphian and a lover of books.
Years in Philly: 4
Current Home: East Passyunk
Favorite Spot: Citizens Bank Park
Neighborhood: Sports Complex
Address: 1 Citizens Bank Way Philadelphia, PA 19148
I am: You’d think an umpire, looking at the play, in person, as it is happening a few feet away from them, would be able to make a call better than me, miles away and watching through a slightly delayed television feed. But they can’t. It’s uncanny. What I’m saying is my eyesight is terrific. My sense of speech; not as much, as they never seem to hear me through the TV.
Years in Philly: 2005-09; 2012-present
Current Home: Francisville (Broad & Poplar)
Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.
Cindy Stansbury, Temple University
Favorite Spot: Federal Donuts
Address: 1219 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147
I am: A full time student at Temple University, intern at Campus Philly, and a consumer of all things delicious.
Years in Philly: Going on two in August
Current Home: North Philadelphia and South Jersey
Neighborhood: Italian Market, Old City
Favorite Spot: The walk from the Italian Market to Old City, via Pine Street
I am: A writer from many places who somehow keeps coming back to Philly
Years in Philly: Born here; went to college here; moved back two years ago
Current Home: Old City
Favorite Spot: Jim’s Steaks, South St.
Neighborhood: Center City/South Philly
Address: 400 South St.
I am: A writer/artist/geek who is a regular contributor to the blogs Geekadelphia and The Quarter Bin, as well as my own blog. I spend way to much time reading comic books and… well, that’s about it.
Years in Philly: My whole life
Current Home: The suburbs (don’t judge me)
(All photos by Krystal Barber from Mote Studios)
Favorite Spot: The King of Jeans sign
Neighborhood: East Passyunk Crossing
Address: 1843 E. Passyunk Avenue (at 13th Street)
I am: a Michigan boy blown eastward for love and opportunity, a web producer at WHYY’s NewsWorks.org, a delinquent writer.
Years in Philadelphia: 4
Current Home: East Passyunk Crossing
Favorite Spot: Circle Thrift
Neighborhood: South Philly
Address: 1125 South Broad Street (Broad, between Washington Avenue and Ellsworth Street)
I am: a preservation advocate, a non-profit employee, a Hidden City contributor, and a vintage eyeglass collector
Years in Philly: all 26
Current home: Hawthorne
Favorite spot: Ugly American
Address: 1100 South Front Street, 19147
I am: A Health Policy Research Analyst by day, and an avid reader, drinker, runner and crossfitter by night.
Years in Philly: 1.5
Current Home: Queen Village