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

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Love Note #221: What’s your Philadelphia tradition?

Leigh Goldenberg and Aaron Bauman
Favorite Spot: Pre-Phillies ritual including Cosmi’s Deli, Termini Bros, and Citizens Bank Bark
Neighborhood: South Philly
Address: Cosmi’s Deli (1501 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147), Termini Bros (1523 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147), CBP (1523 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)

We are both: South Philly homeowners, Bike Commuters, Phillies season ticket holders. He is: Web Guy, Ultimate Frisbee Enthusiast, Homebrewer. She is: Bicycle Laundry Marketer, Arts Supporter, Food Co-op party planner
Years in Philly: 7 together (plus Leigh’s 18 in the burbs)
Current Home: We call it Franklin Heights, real estate agents and civic associations call our neighborhood Passyunk Sq. 

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Love Note #195: The one place Michael Haeflinger loves? Franklin Paine’s Skatepark

Michael Haeflinger
Favorite Spot: Paine’s Skatepark
Neighborhood: Art Museum

I Am: A Philadelphian living with my wife and skateboard.
Years in Philly: 1 (Plus 2 in Camden, NJ)
Current Home: Point Breeze

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Love Note #190: Kristen Gillette’s love note to Philadelphia Runner

Editor’s note: The interns of Campus Philly share their most loved Philly spots and experiences as students in the City of Brotherly Love.

Kristen Gillette
Favorite Spot: Philadelphia Runner
Neighborhood: Center City
Address: 1601 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19103

I am: A runner practically as slow as a turtle.
Years in Philly: Four
Current Home: Loft District

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Love Note #184: Janice Arellano sees Philly from a whole new perspective at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

Janice Arellano
Favorite Place: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (PSCA)
Neighborhood: Germantown
Address: 5900A Greene Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I am: Soon-to-be attorney (currently attend Temple Law), former West Philly elementary schoolteacher, and budding aerialist.
Years in Philly: 5
Current Home: Montgomery County/21st & Mt. Vernon was my first Philly home.

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Love Note #168: That guy kicking a wall near the left field gate at Citizens Bank Park, that’s Justin Klugh

Justin Klugh
Favorite Spot: Citizens Bank Park
Neighborhood: Sports Complex
Address: 1 Citizens Bank Way Philadelphia, PA 19148

I am: You’d think an umpire, looking at the play, in person, as it is happening a few feet away from them, would be able to make a call better than me, miles away and watching through a slightly delayed television feed. But they can’t. It’s uncanny. What I’m saying is my eyesight is terrific. My sense of speech; not as much, as they never seem to hear me through the TV.
Years in Philly: 2005-09; 2012-present
Current Home: Francisville (Broad & Poplar)

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Steve Grantz writes a love letter to a Philly-based past time, the Pimple Ball

Editors Note: This love note strays a bit from the norm. It is not an ode to a place or an event, but rather to a Philly-specific  . The pimple ball was popular in two cities — Philadelphia and Boston. The writer grew up in S. Philly, went to Central High School and UPENN, and has since moved on to Baltimore. Rather than choosing a particular place, he wrote this love letter to his childhood game.    

Steve Grantz (Ex-pat files)
I Am: A Philly native living in Baltimore, which has similarities, but plenty of differences.
Current Home: Baltimore (Roland Park)
Years in Philly: Ages 0-21

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Love Note #144: Jonathan Tannenwald’s decade-long romance with UPENN’s Palestra

Jonathan Tannenwald
Favorite Spot: The Palestra
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 215 S. 33rd Street

I Am: Writer, producer and editor for Philly.com Sports
Years in Philly: 10, including four years at Penn. Originally from Washington DC
Current Home: University City

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Love Note #136: Timothy McKenna, Class of 1923 Arena, and a life-long love affair with hockey

Timothy McKenna

Neighborhood: University City
Address: 3130 Walnut St.
 
I am: A native Philadelphian, I work in software and I play an unhealthy amount of hockey.
Years in Philly: 21 out of 35.  After 15 years, I’ve moved back to the city for work.
Current Home: Graduate Hospital
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Love Note #129: Much love goes out to the Flyers from Brian Lipstein

Brian Lipstein
Favorite Spot: Wells Fargo Center (Flyer’s Games)
Neighborhood: Sports Complex, South Philly
Address: 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

I am: Brian Lipstein, CEO and Founder of Henry A. Davidsen: Master Tailors & Image Consultants
Years in Philly: Born and Raised
Current Home: Manayunk

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Love Note #116: Brian Lim’s love affair with UPENN’s Class of 1923 arena

Brian Lim
Favorite Spot: Class of 1923 Arena at the University of Pennsylvania
Neighborhood: University City
Address: 3130 Walnut St.

I am: 26 year old bridge engineer & burger blogger who grew up with NYC as the home city and has been falling for Philly quickly.
Years in Philly: 3 years (2 in the area, 1 in city limits)
Current Home: Fishtown

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