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

Northeast

Love Note #298: Port Royal Road, Chamonix Drive, Kitchen’s Lane, River Road, George’s Hill Drive, and more

Bella Hondros
Favorite Spot: Andorra’s Port Royal Road
Neighborhood: Andorra

I Am: A student who likes back roads
Years in Philly: 14
Current Home: Andorra

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Love Note #293: You’ve probably never heard of Wissinoming Park…

Shannon MacDonald
Favorite Spot: Wissinoming Park
Neighborhood: Northeast

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Love Note #218: Bell’s Market in the Northeast is the heaven of pastries

Sarah Ricks
Favorite Spot: Bell’s Market
Neighborhood: Northeast
Address: 8330 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152

I am: A law professor and lifelong travel junkie, with a special love for exploring cities.
Years in Philly: 24
Current Home: West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia.

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Love Note #206: Where it all started

Liz Spikol
Favorite Spot: Graffiti Pier
Neighborhood: Port Richmond

I am: A writer and editor
Years in Philly: Born and raised
Current Home: Cedar Park

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Love Note #188 George Reutter loves the Ryerss Museum overlooking the city and beyond

George Reutter
Favorite Place: Ryerss Museum and Library
Neighborhood: Fox Chase
Address: 7370 Central Ave Philadelphia, PA 19111

I am: A Poet in Fox Chase
Years in Philly: 23 years in Wissinoming, Tacony and currently in Fox Chase.
Current Home: Fox Chase

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Love Note #186: Lauren Quitmeyer’s love note to what once was the R7 line

Lauren Quitmeyer
Favorite Place: Lots of them – Linden Avenue Hatcheries, The Love Letter Project, Independence Mall, Ben Franklin Bridge, Open House, Central High School, ArtStar Craft Bazaar, Please Touch Museum, but I’ll be writing about the Trenton Regional Rail
Neighborhood: Northeast

I am: A legal assistant in Center City
Years in Philly: My whole life (30.5 years). My husband and I swore we’d only have a 191 zip code.
Current Home: Walton Park, by way of Olney and Frankford

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A Gastronomic Love Notes Tour of the Riverwards and the Great Northeast

The Great Northeast and the Riverwards are a huge section of the city full of distinct neighborhoods, great food, and expanses of parks.

1. Pre-breakfast in the Port Richmond Polish District (submitted by Jonathan Levin)

Start your day off right with donuts, specifically, plum jelly-filled Paczki from Krakus Market, a Polish market in Port Richmond which also contains within its walls the delicious Staropolska restaurant.

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Love Note #119: Working in Frankford has helped Michelle Feldman love her city

Michelle Feldman
Favorite Spot: Frankford, it’s institutions and its commercial corridor
Neighborhood: Frankford

I Am: Commercial Corridor Manager, Frankford CDC
Years In Philly: Almost My Whole Life
Current Home: Fairmount

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Love Note #69: Esther Fox’s constant in Philly? Steve Stein’s Famous Deli in the Northeast

Esther Fox
Favorite Spot: Steve Stein’s Famous Deli
Neighborhood: Grant Ave and Krewstown Rd, Northeast Philly 

Address: 9359 Krewstown Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19115

I am: a Jersey-born, Philly-phlavored web-dev student at Montgomery County Community College, lover of food, Philadelphia sports and yarn. Oh, and I blog.
Years in Philly: this is debatable. I grew up in NJ but spent a lot of time with family here in Philly. I wish I could say I’ve been here my whole life, but in actual time, I’ve been here almost 2 years collectively. I wasn’t far over the bridge though.
Current Home: Tacony/Wissinoming, though I am a stone’s throw from Mayfair

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Love Note #52: Nick Goldberg proudly wears his “Nick’s #1” t-shirt (as in Nick’s Roast Beef)

Nick Goldberg (ex-pat files)
Favorite spot: Nick’s Roast Beef
Neighborhood: Northeast
Address: 2212 Cottman Ave.

I am: getting a Ph.D. in and teaching philosophy
Years in Philly: 18
Current Home: Baltimore, Maryland

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