Philly Love Notes Gift Guide

Hello friends and Philly-lovers, Time for the first Philly Love Letters Gift Guide! With some help from you, I put together a completely non-comprehensive list of amazing things being done right here in the city (or right outside). This only scratches the surface of the cool stuff being made here. There are always tons of great markets and small businesses to support (like Amalgam Comics, Philadelphia Independents, Yowie, and Omoi Zakka). And of course, one of the best gifts of all -- donating money, time, Read more

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

Sam Katz

Love Note #74: Sam Katz loves the Baldwin locomotive at the Franklin Institute

Sam Katz
Favorite Spot: The Baldwin Locomotive Display at the Franklin Institute
Neighborhood: The Parkway/Logan Square
Address: 20th and Ben Franklin Parkway

I am: A Philly civic, political and business guy now producing the documentary film on the History of Philadelphia
Years you have spent in Philly: 62
Current home: W. Mt. Airy

My love note: The Baldwin Locomotive is a great symbol of the technological and manufacturing prowess and power of 19th and early 20th century Philadelphia. It is housed in a center of science that beams a bright light on the potential that Philadelphia can yet realize.

Posted on by Emma Fried-Cassorla in Center City Leave a comment