Vogue’s Map of Philly Gets Pretty Much Every Detail Wrong

Vogue has published a little a propos of nothing feature in which two of the magazine’s editors from the Philly area kibitz about their favorite spots in the city. Reading Terminal Market, Boathouse Row, etc. Accompanying the piece is a nonsensical map, which perhaps on purpose, has made it seem like the entire city is located within 100 yards of Rittenhouse Square.

OK, let’s tally up the nonsense.

  • Love Park is not just south of Logan Square.
  • The Liberty Bell is not just north of Rittenhouse Square.
  • Rittenhouse Square is not bordered by 19th Street and 19th Street.
  • Union Transfer is over by 10th, not 21st street.
  • Christ Church is not north of Girard Avenue.
  • “Lost and Found” is literally on the other end of the city.
  • Glad Vogue is nostalgic for baseball in North Philly, but the Phillies moved out of Shibe Park in 1970.

Update:

An intrepid commenter uncovers a few more booboos.

  • There is no Arch Street bridge over the Schuylkill.
  • Reading Terminal Market is not south of Chestnut.
  • Kori actually has brown hair and Caroline has blond hair. Okay, I made that up.

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  • Jack Cotter

    It’s better than their ridiculous idea for “Sea Britain.”

  • Ben

    2 other blatant ones:

    Arch Street does not have a bridge over the Schuylkill

    The RTM is not south of 12th & Chestnut

  • Kevin

    i cant with this. I just send an email to Vogue. How embarrassing! This needs to be rewritten by actual locals.. not ex-residents of Chester and Lancaster Counties.

  • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

    That’s also not a Philadelphia soft pretzel.

  • tbroadway

    We should all write to Vogue.. This is horrible..lol

  • John Kawczynski

    Boathouse row is upstream of the Art Museum!

  • gijyun

    And apparently there is no South Broad Street.

  • Guest

    Yo, are you serious? Have you guys never seen a magazine illustration? Google ” map illustration and see for yourself. Here’s an example: http://favim.com/orig/201107/13/illustration-map-new-york-nyc-shops-street-Favim.com-103929.jpg

    Think New York’s writing letters about it?

  • Guest

    Yo, are you serious? Have you guys never seen a magazine illustration? Google any city + the words map illustration and see for yourself. Here’s an example: http://favim.com/orig/201107/13/illustration-map-new-york-nyc-shops-street-Favim.com-103929.jpg

    Think New York’s writing letters about it?

  • Guest

    Yo, are you serious? Have you guys never seen a magazine illustration? Google any city + map illustration and see for yourself. Here’s an example:

    http://favim.com/orig/201107/13/illustration-map-new-york-nyc-shops-street-Favim.com-103929.jpg

    Think New York’s writing letters about it?

  • r kimada

    Who reads Vogue anymore anyway – certainly not stylish or fashionable women – there’s nothing in it anyway except – well, actually nothing.

  • afl

    I personally love this map. North American Street shown equal in size to Girard Ave, etc. Makes me homesick.