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 #264: The City of Love

Gayle Morrow
Favorite Spot: OMG, seriously? The whole place! Little Pete’s if I have to choose one.

I Am: A transplant who has lived in seven states, don’t remember how many cities, and 2 other countries. Now desparately in love in Philly.
Years in Philly: 9 years total
Current Home: Graduate Hospital

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Love Note #263: A home may change, but the Green Line Cafe remains

J.
Favorite Spot: Green Line Cafe
Neighborhood: West Philly
Address: 4239 Baltimore Ave.

I am: a friend, a sister, a daughter, a strong voice with a soft heart, a philanthropist, a pharmacist, a romantic, a hiker, a cross fitter, and a shopper.
Years in Philly: 10
Current Home: Graduate Hospital

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Love Note #262: A sense of wonder in a square

Samantha Brumbaugh
Favorite Spot: Rittenhouse Square
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 18th and Walnut

I Am: A frequent visitor from the suburbs of Southern New Jersey with a newfound love for city life

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Love Note #261: A cave from William Penn’s time

Julie Stapleton Carroll
Favorite Spot: Hermit’s Cave
Neighborhood: Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill

I Am: A mom and wife, passionate about my community, history and quality education, and run a small non-profit
Years in Philly: 19
Current Home: Germantown

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Love Note #260: 12:32AM … another shitty love note

Christian Monroe
Favorite Spot: Broad Street Diner
Neighborhood: South Philly
Address: 1135 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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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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Love Note #258: A trail to help you fall back in love with Philly

Patrick Wittwer
Favorite Spot: Schuylkill River Trail
Neighborhood: Art Museum

I Am: A museum maven, Muppet fanatic, and frequent meanderer
Years in Philly: 11 (plus another 16 in the burbs)
Current Home: Brewerytown

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Love Note #257: Can you write just one love note to Philadelphia?

Giuliano Andricola Alexander
Favorite Spot: Citizens Bank Park, Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Reading Terminal Market, Old City, Penns Landing, Rittenhouse Square

I Am: A WCU graduate currently managing a boutique salon in Chester Springs looking for a way to move into the city
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: Chester Springs

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Love Note #256: Sometimes a peek at the skyline changes everything

Emily
Favorite Spot: The corner of 9th and Fitzwater
Neighborhood: Bella Vista

I Am: A Carolina girl turned full-fledged urbanite
Years in Philly: 4.5
Current Home: Grad Hospital

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Love Note #255: The call of Philadelphia

Conley Easter
Favorite Philly Spot: Christ Church
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

I Am: A Southeastern transplant and tour guide at Christ Church
Years in Philly: 1 and a half
Current Home: Manayunk

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