Giving back this year

[UPDATE: We raised $4725 dollars!!] Now more than ever, I feel a need to give back to my community, so I'll be donating ALL of the profits from map sales from now (4:39PM on November 23) through 11:59PM, November 29. It's an opportunity to buy a holiday gift and give back to some great Philadelphia non-profits (see the Philly Love Notes Etsy shop for more details). Your purchase of a custom Philly map will be a donation to the following organizations: Sunday Breakfast Read more

With all my love

Emma Fried-Cassorla Favorite Spot: Anywhere along the Delaware River Waterfront (but I'm biased) I Am: A Philly lover and resident, Montana lover and former resident, twin, Philly Love Notes, Communications Manager for the Delaware River Waterfront, hiker, climber, traveler, papercutter, iPhone addict, handwritten note taker, Crohn’s patient, scientist, lover of the Race Street Pier and slippers and family Years in Philly: Off and on for 33 (I was 30 when I started!) Current home: A studio loft in Callowhill with my lovely boyfriend Read more

And so we conclude

Cynthia Schmitt A photo posted by Philly Love Notes (@phillylovenotes) on May 20, 2015 at 7:05pm PDT My Love Note Can anyone remember that first moment they fell in love? How does one encompass the complexities of living in a city that's caught between New York and Washington DC? Even Benjamin Franklin, a hero of this city, spent most of his time in Europe. He did choose to die here, so I always thought that must have meant something. Edgar Read more

Center City

Love Note #240: Home on Jeweler’s Row

Liz Idalena Higgins
Favorite Spot: Jeweler’s Row
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: Sansom Street between 7th and 8th

I Am: Philly Lover and Jewelry Maker, former citizen of South Africa, Beekeeper, Tailor, SCUBA, etc.
Years in Philly: 30-4=26!
Current Home: Fairmount

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Love Note #231: LOVE Park, finally

Thomas Dixon
Favorite Spot: LOVE Park
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: Curious while cautious, I’m eager to do all I reasonably should to understand the world around me, others, and myself.
Current Home: Fishtown
Years in Philly: Born and raised here in Philly, I’m now thirty-years-old.

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Love Note #229: Lou Perseghin on the unadultered joys of biking the 5th Street tunnel

Lou Perseghin
Favorite Spot: 5th Street bike tunnel
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 5th Street between Arch and Race

I Am: Into ads, dogs, cycling and my ladyfriend Gwen
Years in Philly: 9 (nonconsecutive- I moved back in ’10)
Current Home: Point Breeze

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Love Note #211: Dorrie Dillalogue’s 10 mile love note to Broad Street

Dorrie Dillalogue
Favorite Spot: Too many to mention but my favorite right now is Broad Street

I Am: A worker bee by day and an appreciator of all things Philly (food, beer, music and beyond) on nights and weekends
Years in Philly: 34 years in and around Philly
Current Home: The Burbs

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Love Note #209 Inspiration found on the Ben Franklin Parkway at Moore College

Amanda White
Favorite Spot: Moore College (more specifically the Youth Programs)
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1916 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: A yoga loving program coordinator who is inspired by all things art related.
Years in Philly: Two blissful years spent at Moore College
Current Home: I consider myself to be an honorary Philadelphian! I commute from Jersey to lovely Philly every day!

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Love Note #205: The Mutter Museum as Philly’s go-to destination

James Cutler
Favorite Spot: Mutter Museum
Neighborhood: Logan Square
Address: 19 S 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: A realtor doing my best to sell people on staying in Philly forever
Years in Philly: 23 (minus 4 years of college)
Current Home: Northern Liberties

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Love Note #200: The epic Philly Love Note by Bradley Maule

Brad Maule
Favorite Spot: PSFS Building / Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1200 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

I am: a country bumpkin from Tyrone, PA who moved to Philly in 2000, moved to Oregon in 2009, and moved back to Philly in 2013.
Current Home: West Mt Airy
Years in Philly: 10-15, give or take

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Love Note #197: 21 million items at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania offer the wonder of possibilities

Bethany Chisholm
Favorite Spot: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: Midtown Village
Address: 1300 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

I am: A Boston transplant, eager to fall in love with a new city.
Years in Philly: 10 months

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Love Note #196: 35-45 seconds. That’s all it takes for Jordan Klein.

Jordan Klein
Favorite Spot: 5th Street Tunnel
Address: Right north of 5th and Race
Neighborhood: Old City

I am: A shoulder-dancing, concert-going, olympic-weightlifting, museum/culture/design obsessed new Philadelphian. I am also half of The Philadelphia Public History Truck (check it out!)
Years in Philly: 2 + a bit
Current home: Bella Vista

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Loving SEPTA’s Underground Concourse

No love note today, just some photos of SEPTA’s amazing tunnel system spanning from 8th street to 18th.

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