Travel

Directions to the venue
The Graduate Center is located at 365 5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10016. Our institution sits diagonally across from the Empire State Building, on the corner of 34th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan. You will need to sign in at the security desk with photo identification to enter the building. Please see the program for room assignments.

The Graduate Center is fully wheelchair accessible, with a push-button entrance and ramp at the entrance closest to 35th Street. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms on each floor.

Local travel
For travel by subway, you can:

  • Take the 6 train to 33rd St Station,
  • Take the B/D/F/M or N/Q/R/W trains to 34 St – Herald Square Station,
  • Take the 1/2/3 or A/C/E trains to 34 St – Penn Station*

*From Penn Station, you can ride the M34-SBS bus from 34 St/7 Ave two stops to 34 St/5 Ave. Use your MetroCard to purchase a ticket from the machines located near the bus stop before boarding. MetroCards must be purchased inside a subway station.

For schedules, updated travel information and to plan your trip, see the MTA info website.
For directions by local bus and live updates on bus times, see MTA Bus Time.
Apps like Google Maps and Citymapper can also provide you with directions by both subway and bus, as well as their real time schedules.

Accessibility
34 St – Herald Square (N/R/Q/W, B/D/F/M) and 34 St – Penn Station (1/2/3, A/C/E) and 42nd St (4/5/6, 7) are accessible subway stations near the Graduate Center. For a complete map of accessible stations, see the NYC subway map with accessible stations highlighted.
You can check live updates on elevator and escalator status here.
All buses are wheelchair accessible. For live updates on bus arrivals, see MTA Bus Time.
To schedule a ride, consult MTA’s Access-A-Ride Paratransit Service. Visitors have to be qualified for paratransit in their city and request access 8 weeks in advance to use Access-A-Ride, find more info on how to apply here.
Find more information about traveling around the city on Accessible NYC, New York City Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide.

Commuter options
For travel by commuter rail or train, you can:

*From Penn Station, you can ride the M34-SBS bus from 34 St/7 Ave two stops to 34 St/5 Ave.
**From Grand Central, you can walk 7 blocks south on 5th Avenue, ride the M1 or M3 bus from 5 Ave/44 St three stops to 5 Ave/35 St OR take the 6 train from 42nd Street/Grand Central one stop to 33 Street.

For intercity travel by bus, see routes and schedules to Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal or search for bus companies that travel to the 34 St & 7th Ave bus stop.

Transit from nearby airports
There are three airports that service the NYC metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

Transit from JFK:
Taxis at JFK Airport charge a flat fare of $52 for trips between the airport and Manhattan. Taxis impose a $4.50 surcharge during peak hours (4-8 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays), for a fare of $56.50. Tipping is customary for good service. More info here.
For travel by subway, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station, then take the E train to Penn Station. More info on fares, travel time, and schedules here.
For travel by commuter rail, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station, then take the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to Penn Station. More info on fares, travel time, and schedules here.
For the NYC Airporter shuttle bus, reserve here.

Transit from LGA:
There is no flat fare available from LGA to Manhattan, you can find more info on metered taxi service and car services on the LGA website. Find information for MTA bus service to Manhattan and connections to the subway from LGA terminals here.
For the NYC Airporter shuttle bus, reserve here.

Transit from EWR:
From EWR, take the AirTrain to Newark Liberty Airport Station, then take the NJ Transit to New York Penn Station. More info on fares, travel time, and schedules here.
There is no flat taxi fare available from EWR, but it is around $55 to Midtown, not including tolls and tips. Find more taxi, car and van service info on this page.
You can also take the Newark Express Bus from each airport terminal to 41st St. and Park Avenue.

Airport Accessibility
For a guide to New York Airport Accessibility, including travel from/to the airport and ADA/ACAA compliance, see this guide.

Accommodation
There is no conference hotel, but we are happy to list some nearby options for attendees below.

The Gregory Hotel
42 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-0200
info@gregoryhotelny.com
https://www.thegregoryhotelnewyork.com/

Nyma, The New York Manhattan Hotel
6 West 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 643-7100
reservations@hotelnyma.com
https://www.hotelnyma.com/

U Hotel Fifth Avenue
373 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-3388
info@373uhotels.com
https://www.uhotelfifthavenue.com/