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.
If you're bringing an equipment donation, please go to the garage-like doors on the side of the building adjacent to our free parking lot. For other purposes, like shopping in our Computer Thrift Store, the entrance is on the front of the building and looks like this:
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 wall, there's a parking lot that charges money.
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.
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. 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.
From the 15th Street stop of the Market-Frankford El, find your bearings by noting that City Hall is east of you, so north is to your left. Walk north five long blocks along 15th Street or Broad Street (which would be called 14th if it weren't called Broad). 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.
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. If you're coming on the 2 bus from the south, you're riding on 16th Street. Hop off at Spring Garden St and keep walking in the same direction, one half-block north to Brandywine, at which you make a right and we're the first building on your right.
From northeast or west: If you're coming from the northeast (for example, Kensington, Northern Liberties) or west (for example, Parkside or Baring), 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 block and a half to Broad and Cherry Streets, with the Convention Center on your right and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on your left. Walk north (away from City Hall). You'll cross Vine St and 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 15 minutes, covering 0.7 miles.
The easiest way from the airport to a hotel is by limo. 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, take note of City Hall as being to your east, so that north is to left away from that. Walk north five long blocks along 15th Street or Broad Street (which would be called 14th if it weren't called Broad). 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.