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

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

Love Notes

Love Note #260: 12:32AM … another shitty love note

Christian Monroe
Favorite Spot: Broad Street Diner
Neighborhood: South Philly
Address: 1135 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Love Note #259: How to find your inner nerd

Tom Stanley
Favorite Spot: Penn Museum
Address:
Neighborhood:

I am: A social media manager, runner, photographer, homebrewer, high-harmony vocalist, and shameless nerd.
Years in Philly: 3 1/2 in the city, plus about 26 in the ‘burbs
Current home: East Passyunk Crossing

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Love Note #258: A trail to help you fall back in love with Philly

Patrick Wittwer
Favorite Spot: Schuylkill River Trail
Neighborhood: Art Museum

I Am: A museum maven, Muppet fanatic, and frequent meanderer
Years in Philly: 11 (plus another 16 in the burbs)
Current Home: Brewerytown

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Love Note #257: Can you write just one love note to Philadelphia?

Giuliano Andricola Alexander
Favorite Spot: Citizens Bank Park, Wells Fargo Center, Lincoln Financial Field, Reading Terminal Market, Old City, Penns Landing, Rittenhouse Square

I Am: A WCU graduate currently managing a boutique salon in Chester Springs looking for a way to move into the city
Years in Philly: 6
Current Home: Chester Springs

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Love Note #256: Sometimes a peek at the skyline changes everything

Emily
Favorite Spot: The corner of 9th and Fitzwater
Neighborhood: Bella Vista

I Am: A Carolina girl turned full-fledged urbanite
Years in Philly: 4.5
Current Home: Grad Hospital

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Love Note #255: The call of Philadelphia

Conley Easter
Favorite Philly Spot: Christ Church
Neighborhood: Old City
Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

I Am: A Southeastern transplant and tour guide at Christ Church
Years in Philly: 1 and a half
Current Home: Manayunk

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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 #253: If my home couldn’t be near Sarcone’s Deli at least it could be my homescreen

Ashley Hahn
Favorite Spot: Sarcone’s Deli
Neighborhood: Bella Vista
Address: 734 S 9th Street

I am: a planner, preservationist, writer, maker, grower, and beagle enthusiast.
Years in Philly: On and off since 2005. Happily on again since 2011.
Current home: Bella Vista

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Love Note #252: What’s so beautiful about the rear end of Center City?

Rick Piper
Favorite Philly Spot: The little “back streets”, alleys and occasional streets…
Neighborhood: Center City

I Am: a 67 year-old business guy, former owner of 12th Street GHym, out/gay Cenetr City native.
Years in Philly: 45
Current Home: Center City

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Love Note #251: The East Falls Bridge is gorgeous in its grittiness

Christine Holbert
Favorite Spot: East Falls Bridge
Neighborhood: East Falls

I Am: a runner, expert cupcake-eater, and non-profit worker
Years in Philly: 3
Current Home: East Falls

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