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

Love Note #294: A city made of murals

Susie Dent
Favorite Spot: Mural Arts Mile
Neighborhood:
Address:

I am: Philly native, now residing in London, England
Current Home: London

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Love Note #293: You’ve probably never heard of Wissinoming Park…

Shannon MacDonald
Favorite Spot: Wissinoming Park
Neighborhood: Northeast

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Love Note #292: A city laid bare

Alon Abramson
Favorite Spot: Belmont Plateau
Neighborhood: Fairmount Park West
Address: 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131

I Am: All about ways to create more livable and equitable cities. I’ve expressed this passion by starting a running club, getting involved in local non-profits and trying to promote a sustainable future in Philadelphia.
Years in Philly: 8
Current Home: Cedar Park

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Love Note #291: The perfect love note for the close of summer

Emily
Favorite Spot: Bodine Community Garden
Neighborhood: Queen Village
Address: 914 South Bodine Street

I Am: A recent grad school grad & urban nature enthusiast
Years in Philly: almost 5!
Current Home: Grad Hospital

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Love Note #290: Love is thinking that Philly smells like honeysuckles

Nathan Tuno
Favorite Spot: Headhouse Farmer’s Market
Neighborhood:

I Am: A landscape architect from Pennsport who loves turning his small courtyard garden into a hidden oasis
Years in Philly: Five
Current Home: Pennsport

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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 #288: Hey Henry Got Crops, we’ve got one for you

Alice Bateman
Favorite Spot: Urban Farms, especially Henry Got Crops
Neighborhood: Roxborough
Address: 7095 Henry Ave

I Am: A native Philadelphian and lover of maps!
Years in Philly: off and on for 35 years
Current Home: Roxborough

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Love Note #287: Another Texan dreaming of Philly

Barry Laskowski
Favorite Spot: Old City and Fishtown

I Am: A student from the NJ side
Years in Philly: lifer
Current Home: El Paso, TX

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Love Note #286: A park that tugs at the heart

Nicholas Malfitano
Favorite Spot: Rittenhouse Square
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: South 18th & Walnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19103

I Am: A Jersey Shore native, an adopted son of Philly, a legal journalist, photographer, eternal optimist, karaoke enthusiast and avid runner.
Years in Philly: Still working on Year 1 of my residence, as I first moved here last September. But to me, this beautiful city already feels like home.
Current Home: East Falls

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Love Note #285: GERMANTOWN

Yvonne Haskins
Favorite Spot: Germantown

I Am: A real estate lawyer, a planner, a community volunteer, a director of a civic association, a gardener working in my own and public park gardens.
Years in Philly: 60
Current Home: West Mt. Airy

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