Giving Back 2017

Oh this year. Time to buckle down and do what I can to give back. Like last year, I'll be donating all of the profits from the map sales to local nonprofits from Thanksgiving through Giving Tuesday. That means that your purchase of a map will help to support all of the following organizations: Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, Marian Anderson Historical Society, SEAMAAC, Red Paw Relief and Students Run Philly Style (more about the nonprofits below). Last year we raised Read more

#whyilovephillyarts Launches

It's official, the first #whyilovephillyarts, featuring Sean Martorana, is now live! Check out the prints below and purchase one of the 30 limited edition prints online. This is the first collaboration that aims to build a body of Philly-specific art across a variety of mediums for people to purchase with 100% of the profits going to the artist (along with a full commissions and licensing Read more

Sean Martorana x Philly Love Notes

The best part about running Philly Love Notes and making maps is the opportunity to connect with, spotlight, and help build the Philly community (see Giving Back This Year -- news about 2017 soon, #whyilovephilly Twitter campaign, #whyilovephilly parties, Philly Love Letters). So... I'm very excited to announce the new project, #whyilovephillyarts, a series of collaborations aimed at showcasing the amazingly talented artists and makers we have here in the city.  The Concept - Commission a piece of art from a variety of painters, illustrators, graphic designers, Read more

Graduate Hospital

Love Note #289: More skyline porn

Jonah Martinson
Favorite Philly Place: South Street Bridge from Graduate Hospital to University City.
Neighborhood: Spanning Graduate Hospital and University City

I Am: A social media Community Manager for a local advertising agency who loves displaying the City of Brotherly Love on social.
Years in Philly: 3
Current Home: Society Hill

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Love Note #267: Skyline porn at its finest

Michael Kissinger
Favorite Spot: Philly skyline views

Years in Philly: I lived in the city for 5 years, Drexel Grad. Worked there for an additional 4 years.
Current Home: Wayne, PA. So now I miss the sunsets!

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Love Note #259: How to find your inner nerd

Tom Stanley
Favorite Spot: Penn Museum
Address:
Neighborhood:

I am: A social media manager, runner, photographer, homebrewer, high-harmony vocalist, and shameless nerd.
Years in Philly: 3 1/2 in the city, plus about 26 in the ‘burbs
Current home: East Passyunk Crossing

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So much love for 30th Street Station

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Jeffrey Urbano
Favorite Spot: 30th Street Station
Address: 30th Street and Market Street
Neighborhood: University City

I am: a Drexel University senior
Years in Philly: 5
Current Home: University City

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Love Note #159: Andrew Nusca’s love note to 30th Street Station’s warm, gilded embrace

Andrew Nusca
Favorite spot: 30th Street Station
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 2951 Market Street

I am: A writer and editor who was raised in Montgomery County, works in New York and lives — for now — in Philadelphia.
Years in Philly: 20, if you count the ‘burbs
Current neighborhood: Cedar Park, West Philadelphia

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Campus Philly Love Notes: To the Quiet Dignity of 30th Street Station

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Rebecca Hannaford, Arcadia University
Favorite Spot: 30th Street Station.
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 30th and Market Sts.

I am: A full time student at Arcadia University, and full time dog lover.
Years In Philly: 2 and a half.
Current Home: Split between Glenside, PA and Newark, DE.

(photo by Rebecca Hannaford)

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Love Note #144: Jonathan Tannenwald’s decade-long romance with UPENN’s Palestra

Jonathan Tannenwald
Favorite Spot: The Palestra
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 215 S. 33rd Street

I Am: Writer, producer and editor for Philly.com Sports
Years in Philly: 10, including four years at Penn. Originally from Washington DC
Current Home: University City

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Love Note #143: Damon Landry’s love note to our revered 30th St. Station

Damon Landry
Favorite Spot: 30th Street Station
Neighborhood: University City/Center City
Address: 2955 Market Street

I am: Photographer, vintage bicyclist, drinker and lover of life…
Years in Philly: I have been here since 2004
Current Home: I reside in between Fishtown and Northern Liberties in a swell little rowhouse purchased in 2006

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Love Note #136: Timothy McKenna, Class of 1923 Arena, and a life-long love affair with hockey

Timothy McKenna

Neighborhood: University City
Address: 3130 Walnut St.
 
I am: A native Philadelphian, I work in software and I play an unhealthy amount of hockey.
Years in Philly: 21 out of 35.  After 15 years, I’ve moved back to the city for work.
Current Home: Graduate Hospital
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Love Note #116: Brian Lim’s love affair with UPENN’s Class of 1923 arena

Brian Lim
Favorite Spot: Class of 1923 Arena at the University of Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 3130 Walnut St.

I am: 26 year old bridge engineer & burger blogger who grew up with NYC as the home city and has been falling for Philly quickly.
Years in Philly: 3 years (2 in the area, 1 in city limits)
Current Home: Fishtown

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