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

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Love Note #235: How to turn a country girl into a city girl

Lindsay V.
Favorite Spot/Neighborhood/Address: Old City

I Am: a part time student, full time employee.
Years in Philly: 3
Current Home: Havertown, PA

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Love Note #177 Gillian Ladley discovers her new city by taking the the Mural Mile Tour

Gillian Ladley
Favorite Spot: The Mural Mile
Neighborhood: City Center
Address: Winding through Center City

I am: a misplaced Brit in the USA, part-time photographer, media rookie, blogger, and culture lover.
Years in Philadelphia: less than one – I’m a Philly newb!
Current Home: I say it’s Philadelphia, but it’s really Montgomery County (Shhh). Hoping to move my way into living (and working) closer to the city.

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(All photos from Gillian)

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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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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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