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: Passyunk Fountain
Neighborhood: E. Passyunk
Address: Intersection of Passyunk Ave and Tasker Street
I am: Central PA transplant, travel guru, and comedienne. Sex & Relationships expert on The Pincushion Podcast
Years in Philly: 2 In the City, 5 in the ‘burbs.
Current Home: Newbold/Bella Vista
FDR park is an underused gem in the city. I mean, look at how beautiful this is. Who would know that it existed right across the street from the stadiums?
Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.
Rachel McDevitt, Temple, 2013
Favorite spot: Anywhere under the lights
Neighborhood: Passyunk Square
I am: a student, a writer, an observer, a biker, an imagined traveler, an Austen admirer, and a Fitzgerald fanatic
Years in Philly: 2 1/2
Current home: North Philly
Favorite Spot: Biking 18th Street
Neighborhood: primarily South Philly/Point Breeze
Address: Passyunk to the Parkway
I am: Over-analytic, coffee-shop-hopping homebody techie/journalist/organizer.
Years in Philly: 7
Current Home: Point Breeze/not Newbold
Favorite spot: 9th Street (Italian Market)
Neighborhood: Bella Visita
Address: The blocks of Ninth Street between South Street and Reed Street, in my book at least
I Am: Editor at Table Matters who hails from Mayfair but has put down roots for keeps in Passyunk Square
Favorite Spot: Broad Street at Bainbridge (during the Mummers Day Parade)
Neighborhood: Center City
I am: a native of the Philadelphia suburb of Lansdale, a home brewer, music lover, and friend to amazing people.
Years in Philadelphia and burbs: 31
Current Home: Queen Village