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

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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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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 #185: Yes, a love note to the Philadelphia airport, by Jennifer Shemtob

Jennifer Shemtob
Favorite Place: Philadelphia Airport (ARRIVALS!)
Neighborhood: Deep South Philadelphia (?)
Address: 8800 Essington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19153

I am: A philadelphia charter school teacher with an appreciation for all things PHILLY
Years in Philly: All my life (if the suburbs count too!) 27 and counting…
Current Home: 12th & Walnut

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Love Note #173: Do you ever stop and think about the history of Philadelphia?

Michelle Ottey
Favorite Spot: Independence Hall
Address: 5th and Chestnut
Neighborhood: Old City/Historic District

I am: A lifelong Philly girl
Years in Philly: 27
Current Home: Washington Square

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From the Archives: Albert Fried-Cassorla loves the Water Works at sunset

Albert Fried-Cassorla
Favorite spot: Outside deck of the Water Works Restaurant
Neighborhood: Art Museum District
Address: 640 Waterworks Dr

I am: An English teacher, playwright, husband and father.
Years in Philly: 37
Current Home:  Melrose Park, PA

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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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The best last line of any love note, from Tyahmiya of the Urban Blazers

Tyahmiya Age:11
Favorite Spot: The green lady’s house
Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion
Location: Fairmount Park, Boxers’ Trail

I am: A girl and a book lover; student at St. James School in North Philly and an Urban Blazer

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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 #141: Steve Weinik looks back on Independence Hall stoop sitting

Steve Weinik
Favorite Spot: On the stoop at Independence Hall
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 6th and Chestnut

I am: A photographer and writer from Northwest Philadelphia. I am currently the Staff Photographer for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
Years in Philly: Whole life
Current Home: East Mt. Airy

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Love Note #135: Colleen Davis discovers a log cabin in Northern Liberties

Colleen Davis
Favorite Spot: North Lawrence Street in Northern Liberties
Neighborhood: Northern Liberties
Address:
 1100 North Lawrence to 876 N. Lawrence

I am: I’m a freelance writer splitting life between the stoops of Northern Liberties and the Pocono woods, author of Between the Pond and the Woods, a website for caregivers
Years in Philly: 30 years
Current Home:
 Northern Liberties

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