Thousands of post-it notes are why Al Lee loves Rosa's Fresh Pizza

Albert Lee Favorite Spot: Rosa's Fresh Pizza Neighborhood: Center City Address: 25 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 I Am: A native son of the 215, a proud Philly evangelist and a instagrammer. Current Home: Chinatown Years in Philly: 35 My Love Note Philos Adelphos - brotherly love. It’s not something you normally associate with a slice of pizza but at Rosa’s FreshPizza, they are serving it up every day. If you haven’t heard about this pizzeria, it’s tucked away on 11th between Market and Chestnut Sts in downtown Philly.  An A-frame Read more

Best of Philly 2015 Collaboration

  Each year I look forward to Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" issue. The waterfront has even won a few over the last couple of years (shout out to Spruce Street Harbor Park and the Race Street Pier)! I didn't realize it, but the magazine has actually been doing this issue for over 40 years -- oh how fun it would be to look back in the archives from the 70s. This year Philly Love Notes and Philadelphia Magazine are doing a Read more

Philadelphia and Mexican food

Julie Hancher Favorite Philly Place: The Taquerias - El Jarocho, Jose's Tacos, Que Chula Es Puebla & Mas. I Am: A writer, social media professional, advocate for sustainability & lover of Philly Years in Philly: 7 years, grew up in the Philly 'burbs almost my whole life Current Home: Bella Vista My Love Note Dear Philadelphia, It started with an appreciation of Mexican food. Then as my friends and I began to debate the best taquerias in town, we realized that we all had a mutual Read more

Devil’s Pool

Love Note #68: Vincent Alleva Jr. — Some beers, his dog, and Devil’s Pool in Wissahickon Park

Vincent Alleva Jr.
Favorite Spot: The Wissahickon Creek and Devil’s Pool
Neighborhood: Northwest – Valley Green which is situated between Roxborough, Chestnut Hill, West Mt. Airy and Germantown

I am: A third generation Philadelphian. I live, work, and play in Philly. I have lived in many neighborhoods in the city including Kingsessing, Parkside, Fairmont, Lower Moyamensing, and Pennsport. I blog about the South Philadelphia community on a facebook group page called South Silly. I’ve worked for the Painters and allied trades union of Philadelphia for 8 years. I currently work at the Barbary in Fishtown. On my spare time I enjoy spinning music, riding my bike throughout the city and walking my dog to the plethora of parks in and around my neighborhood.
Years in Philly: On and of for 14 years.
Current Home: Pennsport

My love note: In ’93 my family moved out of Southwest Philly to South Jersey where I grew up, in the suburbs. That gave me the opportunity to become a boy scout and spend plenty of time camping and playing in the woods. As I grew older, the allure of moving back to the city became a daily commute. 

Upon moving my adult self back to the city, I longed for the hot summer days spent in the woods by creeks and rivers. To me, there is nothing like getting the dog ready, filling a backpack with some beers, and heading to the woods with some buddies to go cliff jumping and swimming in the Wissahickon. Relaxing, fun, and adventurous. 

Meeting other people out there and watching dare devils doing back flips some 15-20 feet above the water with perfect execution and thundering splash is most definitely entertaining. Catch it during the week when its not so busy with a few close friends and you’ll have yourself a wonderful time. The surroundings can almost bring you back in time. This is why I love the Wissahickon Creek and Devils Pool.
(Top and third photo by Vincent)
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