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

Independence Hall

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 #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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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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(photo by Steve Weinik)

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