Directions


Nonprofit Technology Resources is located a short distance north of Center City Philadelphia on Brandywine Street. Brandywine is the first small street north of Spring Garden Street. Both Brandywine and Spring Garden are east/west streets. For vehicles, Brandywine runs one-way to the west. NTR is on the 1500 block, at 1524, between 15th Street and 16th Streets. You can enter Brandywine by car from Broad Street (which takes the place of 14th Street in Philadelphia) or from 15th Street.


Auto

If you are arriving by car, NTR has its own free parking lot adjacent to the building. The entrance to the parking lot is between our red brick building and the yellow wall near the end of our block. If you pass the yellow wall, there's a parking lot that charges money. Once parked, walk around to the front of the building to enter.

From I-76: If you are driving into town via I-76, use I-676 (signs will also mention Center City or Vine Street). Take the Broad Street exit. There is a traffic light at the top of the ramp, and the street running across in front of you is 15th. You are now facing east on Vine Street. Proceed to the next traffic light and make a left turn onto Broad Street. Proceed north on Broad Street past Spring Garden Street (the next very wide street.) Brandywine is the next little street, and it runs below a huge mural that adorns the side of Ben Franklin High School. Make a left turn from Broad Street onto Brandywine Street with caution, because you will be using the turn lane for the oncoming traffic.

From I-95 or the Ben Franklin Bridge: If you are taking I-95 or the Ben Franklin Bridge, follow the signs for Center City via I-676. Exit I-676 at Broad Street. You will find yourself on 15th Street at Vine, heading south. Make a left turn onto the local traffic lanes of Vine Street. Proceed to the next traffic light and make a left turn onto Broad Street. Proceed north on Broad Street past Spring Garden Street (the next very wide street.) Brandywine is the next little street, and it runs next to a huge mural that adorns the side of Ben Franklin High School. Make a left turn from Broad Street onto Brandywine Street with caution, because you will be using the turn lane for the oncoming traffic.

Greyhound or Trailways Bus

The Greyhound bus terminal at 10th and Filbert Streets is within walking distance (about a mile) from our site. A taxicab ride will cost about $5.00.

Amtrak Train

You may want to take a taxi from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. But you’ll save money by using the Market-Frankford El subway. The taxi ride may cost $5.00 or so. The subway is $2.00. Board the subway across 30th Street from the train station. Ask someone to point out the entrance. You want to catch the eastbound train and keep a sharp eye out, it's only a few minutes to the 15th Street stop. See the next paragraph for further directions.

Market-Frankford Elevated

From the 15th Street stop of the Market-Frankford El, find your bearings by noting that City Hall is east of you. From the subway stop you want walk to the north side of City Hall and walk north five long blocks along Broad Street or along 15th Street. Instead of walking, you can take the Broad Street Subway line to Spring Garden Street. Or you can take the 4 bus along Broad Street.

SEPTA Bus

From Broad Street: If you're closer to Broad St, grab a 4 bus. When you get to Spring Garden St, hop off and walk one block west to 15th. Turn right, walk a half-block to Brandywine. Turn left. We're in the middle of the block on your left.

From 17th Street: If you're closer to 17th St, and you're coming from north of us, get the 2 bus on 17th St. You'll be heading south. When you pass Girard St, keep your eyes peeled. After you pass Wallace St, then Mt Vernon St, hop off at Green St. Walk one block further to Brandywine St. Turn left. After you cross 16th St, look for us on the right.

From northeast or west: If you're coming from the northeast (eg Kensington) or west (eg Parkside), grab the 43 bus to 15th & Spring Garden St. On 15th, walk a half-block north to Brandywine St. Turn left. We're in the middle of the block on your left.

NJ Transit Bus

Get any of the buses that crosses the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia. After coming off the bridge and making a long jughandle turn, your bus will head south to Independence Mall then make a right onto Market Street. It will keep going west on Market until it makes a right at City Hall, goes a quarter of the way around City Hall, then turns right onto (North) Broad Street. Ride a few blocks to Broad and Vine Streets, which is as far north as the bus goes before turning right on Vine Street to head back to New Jersey. From Broad & Vine, walk north (away from City Hall). You'll pass Roman Catholic HS on the right. You'll cross Callowhill St and the Inquirer buildings. Before you get to Spring Garden, you'll pass the School District of Philadelphia on your left. When you get to Spring Garden St, a big intersection, turn left and walk one block to 15th. Turn right, walk a half-block to Brandywine. Turn left. We're in the middle of the block on your left. The total walk time is about 10 minutes.

Philadelphia Airport

The easiest way from the airport to a hotel is by limo. Cabs cost a flat $20. There are buses, but they’re not a good option for coming into town. There is an Airport train that you can take to Suburban Station. Suburban Station is located at 16th and JFK Boulevard. After you climb up to street level, look eastward for City Hall. From the subway stop you want walk to the north side of City Hall and walk north five long blocks along Broad Street or along 15th Street. Instead of walking, you can take the Broad Street Subway line to Spring Garden Street. Or you can take the 4 bus along Broad Street.

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