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

Collaborations

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 #190: Kristen Gillette’s love note to Philadelphia Runner

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Kristen Gillette
Favorite Spot: Philadelphia Runner
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1601 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: A runner practically as slow as a turtle.
Years in Philly: Four
Current Home: Loft District

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Campus Philly Love Notes: The Ice Cream of Dreams

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Cindy Stansbury, Temple University
Favorite Spot: Scoop DeVille
Address: 1734 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103 (Editors Note: Scoop DeVille has left this location and will be moving to a new one)
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse

I am: A full time ice cream connoisseur
Years in Philly: Going on two in August
Current Home: North Philadelphia and South Jersey

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Love Note #172: Campus Philly intern Robin Sawla loves the sculptures on the Ben Franklin Parkway

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Robin Sawla, Drexel University
Favorite Spot: Sculptures on the Parkway
Neighborhood: Art Museum Area

I am: A full time marketing student in Philadelphia, an avid lover of travel, food, art, and film.
Years in Philly: 5
Current Home: University City

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More love letters from the kids of the Urban Blazers

Naimah, 12 years old
Favorite Spot: Delaware River
I am: A participant in the Urban Blazers Girls Active In Nature Program at Hank Gathers Recreation Center

My Love Note: I love the Delaware River because in the summer Urban Blazers, a youth program, took the girl’s at Hank Gathers out boating with the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory. It was something new I tried and I loved it.

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Campus Philly Love Notes: “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up”

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Cindy Stansbury, Temple University
Favorite Spot: Federal Donuts
Address: 1219 S 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19147
Neighborhood: Pennsport

I am: A full time student at Temple University, intern at Campus Philly, and a consumer of all things delicious.
Years in Philly: Going on two in August
Current Home: North Philadelphia and South Jersey

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Campus Philly Love Notes: Heaven in a Thrift Shop

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Cindy Stansbury, Temple University
Favorite Spot: Philly AIDS Thrift
Neighborhood: Queen Village
Address: 710 S.5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

I am: A full time student at Temple University and a city explorer extraordinaire.
Years In Philly: One and a half years
Current Home: North Philadelphia and South Jersey

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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: Rittenhouse Square Park

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Yara Jishi, Bryn Mawr College
Favorite Spot: Rittenhouse Square Park
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
Address: 18th & Walnut

I am: A college student pursuing an English and Creative Writing degree at Bryn Mawr College
Years in Philly: 3
Current Home: Haddonfield, New Jersey

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Love Letters from the Science Leadership Academy (Part 2)

Below are more of the many love letters written by Meenoo Rami’s students at the Science Leadership Academy. To read more and to see what Philadelphia students have to say about their city, check out their website.

Michael Sanders
Favorite spot: Mt Airy Playground
Neighborhood: Mt. Airy
Address: Sprague Street

I am: A student at Science Leadership Academy and an Editor for MightyPost. I love watching and playing sports in general, but I also enjoy videogames, bike riding and watching Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Current Home: Mt Airy

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Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC

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