Hetal (ex-pat files)
Favorite Spot: Clark Park Amish Farmers Market
Neighborhood: West Philly
Address: 4398 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
I Am: A foodie who fell in love with Philly during college
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: San Francisco
Favorite Spot: Sarcone’s Deli
Neighborhood: Bella Vista
Address: 734 S 9th Street
I am: a planner, preservationist, writer, maker, grower, and beagle enthusiast.
Years in Philly: On and off since 2005. Happily on again since 2011.
Current home: Bella Vista
Editor’s Note: This post features photos by the amazing @kylehuff, who’s skyline and abandoned building photos are some of my favorite in the city.
Favorite Spot: The top level of any parking garage at night!
I am: A Philly based food event and urban exploration photographer who is trying to make the transition to independent documentary filmmaking.
Years in Philly: Five
Current Home: Conshohocken
Favorite Spot: The Manayunk Wall
Address: Begins at Main Street and Levering Street, proceeds on worn cobblestone Cresson Street under the railway, then back on to Levering Street (or so says Wikipedia)
I am: a Philly transplant and proud Temple graduate, I spend my time running, biking, swimming in the Schuylkill, drinking beer, arguing with my dog, and starting new writing projects that I never finish.
Years in Philly: 8
Current Home: Fitler Square
Editor’s Note: The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance are having a big party tonight to celebrate their well-deserved victory — one of too few wins in Philly that preserve some of our architecturally renowned buildings. If you’re interested in preservation in Philly (or just want to party), check out their In With The Old event tonight.
Favorite Spot: Fairmount Park Welcome Center
Address: 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Neighborhood: Center City
I Am: a full-time architectural conservator, part-time bowler
Years in Philly: 7
Current Home: South of South
Favorite Spot: Anywhere along the way
I Am: Politically incorrect, morally corrupt, and cynically optimistic, but always stopping to appreciate the moment
Years in Philly: 10