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

Clark Park

Love Note #254: An emotional visit to Philadelphia

Hetal (ex-pat files)
Favorite Spot: Clark Park Amish Farmers Market
Neighborhood: West Philly
Address: 4398 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

I Am: A foodie who fell in love with Philly during college
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: San Francisco

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Love Note #176: From Emma Sicalowski, to Philadelphia for love.

Emma Sicalowski
Favorite Spot: Clark Park
Neighborhood: West Philly
Address: 43rd and Baltimore

I am: a teacher of young children, an artist, a dog mom, a hopeful romantic.
Years in Philly: < 1
Current Home: West Philly

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Love Notes Top Five

This week Philly Love Notes is teaming up with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation in honor of Love Your Park Day, being held this Saturday, November 17th. We’ll be posting some of our favorite Fairmount Park Love Notes all week in celebration, and remember, if you’ve got some kind words to say about your favorite park, please send them along to phillylovenotes@gmail.com

Top Five Fairmount Park Spots (in no particular order):


1. Sedgley Woods and Disc Golf Course (Love Note #44 from Chip Chantry)

2. Pennypack Park in Fox Chase (Love Note #67 from Jill Sybesma)

3. FDR Skate Park (Love Note #70 from Hilary Malson)

4. Penn Treaty Park (Love Note #19 from Alex Bomstein)


5. Clark Park (Love Note #37 from Andrew Levitt)



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Love Note #37 — Andrew Levitt loves Clark Park in W. Philly because it is a "social butterfly, a gracious host, a kind friend"

Andrew Levitt
Favorite Spot: Clark Park  
Neighborhood: West Philly  
Address: 43rd and Baltimore 
I am: Cheerful, a family man, bookish if not well-read, enthusiastic about seeing more people get around on bicycles. 32, 257, 5’8″, 165#. Unabashedly Italian-Irish-American Quaker Buddhist Secular-Jew
Years in Philly: 18 + 3 
Current Home: Bella Vista

My Love Note:

Dear Clark Park,

I love that a sunny day attracts so many young people to your tall trees and green grass for idle lollygagging, breezy sports, and chatty hang time. You have proper quiet dappled sunlight, proper wind-through-the-leaves. I love your fresh chairs and fresh grass, the susurrus of all your friends. I don’t see you as often as I’d like, but please don’t take that to mean that I think you are anything less than the best kind of social butterfly, a gracious host, a kind friend. Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t be closer to you so we can spend more time together.    


Love,
Andrew

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