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Guide to Philadelphia Living


GUIDE TO PHILADELPHIA LIVING

2007-2008 Student Handbook

Audio and Electronics

Radio Shack

212 S. 40th Street

215.662.5949

 

309 S. 48th. Street

215.747.4021

Spruce Street Records and Tapes

4004 Spruce Street

215.382.4554

 

Banking

7-11 Food Store (ATM)

4201 Walnut Street

215.349.6503

Citizen’s Bank (ATM)

134 S. 34th Street

215.387.1900

Commerce Bank

3735 Walnut Street

215.387.1000

CVS (ATM)

4314 Locust Street

215.386.2092

PNC Bank (ATM)

34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard

215.823.2330

Sovereign Bank (ATM)

3131 Market Street

215.382.8005

Wawa Food Market

3733 Spruce Streets

215.387.0029

Wachovia (ATM)

40th and Chestnut Streets

(No Number; Corner ATM)

 

Bikes and Biking Equipment

Bike Line

1028 Arch Street (near Center City)

215.923.1310

 

Bookstores

Borders

1 S. Broad Street

215.568.7400

Last Word Bookstore

220 S. 40th Street

215.386.7750

Penn Bookstore

3601 Walnut Street

215.898.7595

 

Dry Cleaners

Cleaners 48

4801 Pine Street

215.748.4645

All Season Cleaners

101 S. 40th Street
(on 40th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets)

215.386.9886

Quality Cleaners

4401 Walnut Street

215.386.6864

Saias Cleaners

251 S. 41st Street

215.222.2646

 

Entertainment

 

Games

 

Penn Arcade

40th and Spruce Streets

 

Strikes Bowling Lounge

4040 Locust Street

215.387.2695

 

Historic Philadelphia

 

Most of Philadelphia’s historic sites are open every day, 9:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m., with free admission. To reach most historic sites, take the trolley east to 30th Street Station. (See Transportation section below) Transfer (free) to the Market-Frankford Subway Elevated (El) east and get off at 5th Street.

Army/Navy Museum

 320 Chestnut Street
Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets

 

Betsy Ross House

239 Arch Street

Carpenters’ Hall

320 Chestnut Street

Congressional Hall

6th and Chestnut Streets

Edgar Allan Poe National

532 N. 7th Street Historical Site

Headhouse Square

2nd and Pine Streets

Independence Hall

5th and Chestnut Streets

Liberty Bell Pavilion

Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Old City Hall

5th and Chestnut Streets

The National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street

 

Movie Theaters

The Bridge: Cinema de Lux

220 S. 40th Street

215.386.3300

Ritz Five

214 Walnut Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)

215.925.7900

Riverview Stadium 17 United Artist

1400 S. Columbus Boulevard (Riverview Plaza)

215.755.2219

United Artist 69th Street

53 S. 69th Street, Upper Darby

610.734.0202

 

 

Museums

Academy of Natural Sciences

 

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

   

1815 Cherry Street – discount

parking with validated parking ticket

 

Hours:

Monday through Friday:

10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

 

 

Holidays, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Admission:

Adults: $10.00

Students: $8.00 with student ID

 

Telephone:

215.299.1020

 

 

 

 

Directions:

Take trolley east to 19th Street and walk to Parkway

 

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum

   

701 Arch Street

 

Parking:

Paid lot on 7th Street 

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Admission:

Adults: $8.00 Students: $6.00 with student ID

 

Telephone:

215.574.0380

 

 

 

 

Directions: 

From 30th Street Station take the Elevated Train (El) to 8th and Market Streets and walk to Arch Street

Ben Franklin Court and Museum

   

316-322 Market Streets (between 3rd and 4th Streets)

 

Hours:

 

Sunday through Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

Admission:

Free

 

Telephone:

 

215.597.2761

(The Court)

 

 

 

 

Directions:

From 30th Street Station take the El and get off at 5th Street

 

The Franklin Institute

 

222 N. 20th Street

   

(20th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway)

 

Hours:

Daily: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

      (call for details) 

 

Admission:

$13.75

 

Telephone:

215.448.1200

 

 

Directions:

Take trolley east to 19th Street and walk north to Parkway

 

 

 

National Museum of American Jewish History

   

55 N. 5th Street and Independence Mall East

 

Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

 

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

 

Admission:

Free

 

Telephone:

215.923.3811

 

Directions:

From 30th Street Station take the El to 5th and Market Streets and walk north to the building

 

 

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art

   

26th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

 

Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.

 

 

Monday: Closed

 

Admission:

Adults: $14.00

Students: $10.00 with student ID

 

 

Sunday: Pay what you wish all day

 

Telephone:

215.763.8100

 

Directions:

From 30th Street Station take the El and get off at 5th Street

 

 

 

University of Pennsylvania Museum
(Anthropology and Archeology)

   

3260 South Street (33rd and Spruce Street)

 

Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. 

 

 

Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Monday: Closed

 

Admission:

General Public: $8.00  

Students: $5.00 with student ID

 

 

Sunday: Free

 

Telephone:

215.898.4000

 

Directions: Walk!

 

 

 

Music

 

Marvelous Records/Comic Books

 

208 S. 40th Street

 

215.386.6110

The Academy of Music

Broad and Locust Street

215.732.8400

The Kimmel Center

300 S. Broad Street

215.790.5800

The Philadelphia Orchestra

260 S. Broad Street (16th Floor)

215.893.1900

 

Other Points of Interest

City Hall Tour and Tower

 

Broad and Market St.

 

215.686.1776

 

Tour of City Hall

 

  • Complete tour of City Hall, including visits to the Mayor’s Reception Room, City Council Chambers, Supreme Court Room, etc.; only one tour a day at 12:30 p.m.

Hours:

Tower – Monday through Friday: 9:30 am – 4:15 pm

 

Tours – Monday through Friday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Admission:

Free

 

 

 

 

Italian Market

 

9th Street, at Wharton and Christian – South Philadelphia

 

  • Walk through the oldest and largest working outdoor market in the country and see butchers, bakers, and pasta makers
  • Take the trolley east (toward Center City) to 30th Street; transfer to the El east and get off at 8th Street; transfer to the #47 Bus and go to 8th and Washington Avenue; walk over to 9th Street

Penn’s Landing

 

On the Delaware River along Front Street

 

  • Features a variety of ships, museums, and restaurants; a great place to just sit and relax
  • Take the trolley east (toward Center City) to 30th Street; transfer to the El east and get off at 2nd Street

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

 

Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts

52nd and Locust Streets

 

Forrest Theatre

1114 Walnut Street

 

Interact Theatre Co.

2030 Sansom Street

 

Mann Center for Performing Arts

123 S. Broad Street

 

Merriam Theater at the University of the Arts

250 S. Broad Street

 

Mystery Café

120 Lombard Street

 

Theatre of the Living Arts

334 South Street

 

Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street

 

Wilma Theater

255 S. Broad Street

 

 

 

 

Blockbuster Video

309 S. 48th Street

 

Video Library

4040 Locust Street

 

 

 

 

Florists

 

Flower Emporium (Lobby of Penn Tower)

399 S. 34th Street

(34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard.)

 

Rose Florist

140 S. 34th Street

 

 

(34th and Walnut Streets)

 

 

 

Allegro Pizza

3942 Spruce Street

 

Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzel

3405 Walnut Street

 

Best House Pizzeria

4301 Baltimore Avenue

 

Boston Market

3901 Chestnut Street

 

College Pizza

4040 Locust Street

 

Colonial Pizza

400 S. 43rd Street

 

Fiesta Pizza

4518 Baltimore Avenue

 

Koch’s Deli

4309 Locust Street

 

Lee’s Hoagie House

4034 Walnut Street

 

New Number One Chinese

4251 Walnut Street

 

Papa John’s

104 S. 40th Street

 

Royal Pizza

4200 Baltimore Avenue

 

Varsity Pizza

4311 Locust Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Grocer

40th and Walnut Street

 

Hoops Deli

4134 Chester Avenue

 

Pathmark

3021 Grays Ferry Avenue

 

Park Deli

4204 Chester Avenue

 

Peoples Market

4435 Baltimore Avenue

 

7-Eleven Food Store

4201 Walnut Street

 

Wawa Food Markets

3733 Spruce Street

 

 

 

 

                                                                    Restaurants

 

Abbraccio Restaurant

820 S. 47thStreet

215.727.8247

 

Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S. 45thStreet

215.387.2424

 

Beijing China Restaurant

3714 Spruce Street

215.222.5242

 

Bubble House, Asian, Intl. Misc

3404 Sansom Street

215.243.0804

 

Cavanaugh’s

119 S. 39thStreet (Walnut)

215.386.4889

 

Chili’s Texas Grill

38091 Chestnut Street

215.222.7322

 

College Buffet

39th and Walnut Street

215.222.6606

 

Dahlak Ethiopian Restaurant

4708 Baltimore Avenue

215.726.6464

 

Izzy and Zoe’s Restaurant

224 S. 40thStreet (Hamilton Village)

215.382.EATS

 

La Terrasse

3432 Sansom Street

215.386.5000

 

Lemon Grass Thai Restaurant

3626 Lancaster Avenue

215.222.8042

 

Mad 4 Mex – Mexican

3401 Walnut Street

215.382.2221

 

Marathon Grill

40th and Walnut Street

215.222.0100

 

Nan Restaurant (Thai)

4000 Chestnut Street

215.382.0818

 

New Delhi

4004 Chestnut Street

215.386.1941

 

Philadelphia Diner

3901 Walnut Street

215.382.3400

 

Rana – Middle East

3513 Lancaster Avenue

215.222.7136

 

Restaurant School

4207 Walnut Street

215.222.4200

 

Rx Restaurant

4443 Spruce Street

215.222.9590

 

Sitar Indian Restaurant

60 S. 38thStreet

215.662.0818

 

Thai Singha House

3939 Chestnut Street

215.382.8001

 

White Dog Café

3420 Sansom Street

215.386.9224

 

Won Oriental Restaurant

214 S. 40thStreet

215.386.4622

 

Zocalo Mexican Restaurant

3600 Lancaster Avenue

215.895.0139

 

 

 

Hair and Nail Care

 

Chocolate City Unisex Hair Gallery

4800 Woodland Avenue

215.727.1805

 

Joseph Anthony

3743 Walnut Street

215.222.9252

 

Michael Custom Cuts

4002 Spruce Street

215.387.6803

 

Nadirah’s Hair Salon

3618 Lancaster Avenue

215.349.7715

 

Penn Campus Barber Shop

3730 Spruce Street

215.222.9351

 

Sot’s Nail Salon

4628 Woodland Avenue

215.386.1105

 

Hospitals

 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

34th and Civic Center Boulevard

215.590.1000

 

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Darby

1500 Lansdowne Avenue

610.237.4000

 

Franciscan Health System, St. Agnes Medical Center

1900 S. Broad Street

215.339.4100

 

Hahnemann University Hospital

Broad and Vine Street

215.762.7000

 

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

3400 Spruce Street

215.662.4000

 

Methodist Hospital Div of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

2301 S. Broad Street

215.952.9000

 

Mercy Misericordia Hospital

5301 Cedar Avenue

215.748.9000

 

Pennsylvania Hospital

800 Spruce Street

215.829.3000

 

Presbyterian Medical Center

39th and Market Street

215.662.8000

 

Scheie Eye Institute

51 N. 39th Street

215.662.8100

 

Temple University Hospital

3401 N. Broad Street

215.707.2000

 

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

11th and Chestnut Street

215.955.6000

 

Wills Eye Hospital

840 Walnut Street

215.928.3000

 

                         

Hotels and Motels

 

  • This is a partial list representative of the many fine hotels in the area

 

 

 

University/Center City Area

 

(approximately 2-5 miles from campus)

 

Embassy Suites
1776 Ben Franklin Parkway
215.561.1776
Double occupancy rate:
$99.00 $233.00 plus 14% tax

Gables Bed and Breakfast
4520 Chester Avenue
215.662.1918
Room rates:
$95.00 $145.00 plus 13% tax

 

Inn at Penn
3600 Sansom Street
215.222.0200
Double occupancy rate:
$189.00 $300.00 plus 14% tax


Penn Towers Hotel
Civic Center Boulevard
and 34th Street
215.387.8333
Double occupancy rate:
$175.00 $209.00 plus 14% tax

 

Sheraton Hotel
36th and Chestnut Street
215.387.8000 or 887.624.5144
Double occupancy rate:
$159.00 $279.00 plus 14% tax

 

 

 

 

 

Airport Area

 

(approximately 5-7 miles from campus)

 

Embassy Suites
9000 Bartram Avenue.
215.365.4500
Double occupancy rate:
$169.00 $234.00 plus 14% tax

 

 

Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Avenue
215.365.4150
Double occupancy rates:
Sunday through Thursday: $199.00 $209.00
Friday and Saturday: $109.00 $129.00

 

Holiday Inn Airport
45 Industrial Highway
Essington
610.521.2400
Occupancy rates:
Double: $169.00 plus 8% tax
Single: $159.00 plus 8% tax

 Red Roof Inn
49 Industrial Highway
Essington
610.521.5090
Double occupancy rate:
$85.99 plus 8% tax

Sheraton Suites Island Avenue
4101 Island Avenue
215.365.6600
Double occupancy rates:
Weekends: $129.00 plus 14% tax
Weekdays: $159.00 plus 14% tax

   

 

Laundromats

Lin Huo Hau

4303 Locust Street

215.387.1697

Ultra Clean Laundromat

4620 Baltimore Avenue

215.386.3966

 

Libraries

  • Thirty-two other college libraries are available to our students through the University’s membership in a local consortium (TCLC); these include Widener, West Chester, Rosemont, St. Joseph’s, Rowan, and 26 others (Penn does not belong to TCLC); to use these libraries and borrow materials from them, stop at the J. W. England Library during the day and pick up a letter of introduction; in addition, our users have full access to the Hagerty Library at Drexel
  • Other libraries you may wish to use:

Free Library of Philadelphia

Logan Square, 1901 Vine Street

Hours:

Monday through Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m.

 

Thursday through Saturday: 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Telephone:

215.686.5322

 

 

 

Free Library of PhiladelphiaUniversity City Branch
201 S. 40th Street

 

Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

 

Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00p.m. (until the end of June)

*Closed Saturday in the summer, re-open Saturdays in September

Telephone:

215.685.7671

 

 

Biomedical Library of the University of Pennsylvania

36th Street and Hamilton Walk, Johnson Pavilion

Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

 

Friday: 8:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.

 

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

Telephone:

215.898.5817

 

 

 

Drexel University, Hagerty Library

33rd and Market Streets

Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.

Telephone:

215.895.2767

 

Locksmiths

Monarch Locksmiths

4502 Walnut St.

215.387.4199

West Philadelphia Locksmith Co.

31 S. 42nd St.

215.386.2929

Pharmacies

CVS

3401 Walnut St.

4314 Locust St.

215.662.0406

215.386.2092

Davis Pharmacy

4523 Baltimore Avenue

215.222.3349

Pathmark Pharmacy

3021 Grays Ferry Avenue

215.551.7284

Rite Aid

47th and Chestnut

215.474.5447

Post Offices

U.S. Post Office

228 S. 40th St.

1.800.275.8777

U.S. Post Office

2970 Market St.

1.800.275.8777

 

       

 

Shopping in Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas

 

Reading Terminal Market                                                    215.922.2317

 

51 N. 12th Street
Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m.  – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Features: Fresh produce, meat and poultry, baked

       goods, specialty shops, Amish merchants, etc.

  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street; transfer to the El east

       and get off at 11th Street

 

 

Shops at Penn

 

3401 Walnut St.

  • In addition to the Cafe Food Court, there are clothing
           shops, a hair styling salon, “Foot Locker,” “Sam Goody,” etc.
  • Walk east on Woodland Avenue to 38th Street, turn left onto Walnut Street

 

 

 

 

Springfield Mall                                                                610.328.1200

 

 

Sproul Road and Baltimore Pike

 

 

Monday through Saturday:

10:00 a.m. 9:30 p.m.

 

 

Sunday:

11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

 

  • Features: Macy’s, specialty shops, fast-food restaurants, etc.
Take the trolley east to 30th Street; transfer to the El west and get off at 69th Street Terminal; board the bus going to Springfield Mall
South Street
  • Philadelphia’s famous “strip” featuring a variety of unique stores (clothing, antiques, food, and gift shops) and live entertainment both on the street and in the various clubs and cafes
  • Take the #40 bus from the corner of 40th and Spruce Streets and get off at 4th Street
The Gallery                                                                          215.625.4962
   9th and Market Street
   Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
   Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
   Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  •   Features: JCPenney, specialty shops, fast-food restaurants, etc.
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street; transfer to the El east and get off at 8th or 11th Street

Transportation

Amtrak                                                                                215.349.1069
  • Trains servicing most major cities in the United States depart from 30th Street Station
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street, walk to 30th Street Station.
Greyhound-Trailways Incorporated                                  215.931.4000
Peter Pan Bus Lines                                                          800.343.9999
  • Located at 10th and Filbert Streets, Greyhound-Trailways and Peter Pan service most cities and towns in PA, DE, and NJ and throughout the United States
  • Take the trolley east to 30th Street, transfer to the Market Frankford El, take the El east to 11th and Market Streets, walk one block east to 10th and Market Streets, make a left on 10th and walk to Filbert
NJ Transit                                                                           800.772.2222
  • Local buses servicing South Jersey may be boarded on Market Street between 7th and 13th
PATCO                                                                               215.922.4600
  • Trains run from 16th and Locust Streets to Lindenwold, NJ
  • Take the trolley east to 15th Street, walk south to 16th and Locust Streets
SEPTA                                                                                 215.580.7800
  • Public Transportation in Philadelphia and the surrounding area is operated by SEPTA; at present, the fares are $2.00 (cash-exact fare is required) or $1.30 for a token; tokens are available in packs of 2, 5, or 10 at the USP Bookstore, 30th and Market Street Station, 13th and Market Street Station, and Market Street East at 11th and Market Streets
  • Running north and south through the City is the Broad Street Subway; the Market-Frankford Subway El runs east and west; transfer between them is free at the 15th Street Station (City Hall) and at 30th Street Station (It’s easier for beginners to change at the 30th Street Station); to get to Center City from the campus, take any of the subway surface lines (trolleys) running east; you may board them on either Chester Avenue (#13), Baltimore Avenue (#34), or Woodland Avenue (#11), (#36)
  • These lines meet at 40th Street and then go underground; the important stops (to you) are 30th Street, City Hall, and 13th Street/Juniper Street (end of the line) stations; you will come upon them in that order; to get back to the University from Center City, take the 11, 13, 34, or 36 trolley to 42nd Street; do not take the 10 trolley
  • There is a Spruce Street bus (#42) that runs directly to Center City and the #40 that runs directly to South Street/Penn’s Landing; board at 40th and Spruce Streets
       

 

 

 

Worship

   
 

African Methodist Episcopal

 
     
Mother Bethel AME Church

419 S. 6th Street

(Between Pine and Lombard Streets)
215.925.0616
     
  Baptist  
     

 46th St. Baptist Church

1261 S. 46th Street

215.386.8150

Chestnut Street Baptist 4017 Chestnut Street.  
Pleasant Grove Baptist 3909 Lancaster Avenue 215.387.7136
     

 

Buddhist

 

 

 

 

Menlha Buddhist Center

11 N. 2nd Street

215.923.1675

Tibetan Buddhist Center

134 Heather Road

610.352.3430

 

 

 

 

Catholic

 

 

 

 

St. Francis DeSales

4625 Springfield Avenue

215.222.5819

St. Agatha and St. James

3728 Chestnut Street

215.386.9732

(Services at University of Pennsylvania Newman Center)

 

 

 

 

Episcopal

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia Cathedral

3723 Chestnut Street

215.386.0234

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

3916 Locust Walk

215.386.3916

 

 

 

 

Hindu

 

 

 

 

Samarpan Hindu Temple

6515 Bustleton Avenue

215.537.9537

 

 

 

 

Islamic

 

 

 

 

Al-Aqsa Islamic Society

1501 Germantown Avenue

215.765.2743

Masjid Al-Mujahidden

413 S. 60th Street

215.471.7073

Makkah Masjid

1319 W. Susquehanna Avenue

215.978.9508

 

 

 

 

Jehovah’s Witness

 

 

 

 

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness

1237 Federal Street

215.334.4980

 

 

 

 

Jewish

 

 

 

 

Hillel University of Pennsylvania

215 S. 39th Street

215.898.7391

Lubavitcher Center (Orthodox)

4032 Spruce Street

215.222.3130

 

 

 

 

Lutheran

 

 

 

 

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation

3637 Chestnut Street

215.387.2885

 

 

 

 

Methodist

 

 

 

 

Calvary Methodist Church

48th Street and Baltimore Avenue

215.724.1702

Elmwood Community Methodist

4523 Chester Avenue

215.387.1771

 

 

 

 

Presbyterian

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia

4723-41 Spruce Street

215.476.0330

Tabernacle United Church

3700 Chestnut Street

215.386.4100

Woodland Presbyterian Church

401 S. 42nd Street

215.386.1724

 

 

 

 

Quaker

 

 

 

 

Arch Street Meeting House

4th and Arch Street

215.627.2631

 

 

 

 

Unitarian

 

 

 

 

First Union Church

2125 Chestnut Street

215.563.3980

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

St. Peter’s Church of Christ

47th and Kingsessing Avenue

215.726.8702