Hotel and Travel
The conference will be held at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering in MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York 11201. About 20 minutes away by subway from NYU’s Greenwich Village location, MetroTech Center is located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn and within walking distance of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as the iconic neighborhoods of DUMBO, Fort Greene, and Brooklyn Heights.
NYU Tandon (http://engineering.nyu.edu) was once a separate university founded in Brooklyn in 1854. In 2014, what was then known as Polytechnic University merged with New York University, and it changed its name to the Tandon School of Engineering on 5 October 2015 in honor of a generous donation from Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon. The Department of Technology, Culture and Society is one of the eleven academic departments of the school. In addition to offering a bachelor of science and a master of science in Integrated Digital Media, TCS also sponsors BS degrees in Science and Technology Studies and Sustainable Urban Environments. As part of its mission, the department also offers humanities and social science electives for undergraduate students in the school’s STEM majors.
NYU Tandon is located in MetroTech Center (http://downtownbrooklyn.com/about/metrotech-bid). MetroTech is a development project spearheaded by Professor George Bugliarello when he was president of what was then Polytechnic University. The business improvement district was formed in 1992 when a portion of Myrtle Street was converted into a pedestrian walkway.
There are several hotels within walking distance to Tandon:
A rough map (WG97map.pdf) of the conference site and nearby hotels is available for download. NYU Tandon is convenient to many forms of mass transportation (Google Maps: https://goo.gl/I7hWp5 for subway directions).
- A, C, or F train to Jay Street / MetroTech is the most convenient subway stop (exit via the northernmost stairway and bear right for the exit nearest the school).
- R train to Jay Street / MetroTech (connects to the A/C/F platform or exit on Lawrence Street).
- 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall is a short walk (cross Adams Street and pass by the Marriott to Jay Street).
- Q or B train to Dekalb Avenue is a longer walk (use a northern stairway to get to Flatbush, then walk north toward the Manhattan Bridge until the Myrtle Avenue entry to MetroTech).
- Long Island Railroad (LIRR)’s Atlantic Terminal is a 20-minute walk, or connect there to the R train to Jay Street / NetroTech.
- Penn Station (with connections to New Jersey Transit or the LIRR) can be reached by the A, C, 2, or 3 trains.
- Grand Central Station can be reached by the 4 or 5 trains, which bring you to the Borough Hall subway station, a short walk from Tandon. The F train station leaves you in Tandon’s front yard, but the nearest station to Grand Central is a two-block walk along 42nd Street.
- John F. Kennedy Airport: using the AirTrain, connect at Howard Beach to the A train to the Jay Street / MetroTech station.
- Newark Airport: using the AirTrain to the Newark International Airport stop, take New Jersey Transit to Penn Station. From there, take the A or the C train to Jay Street / MetroTech station.
- Laguardia Airport: easier to access via taxi, but it is possible also to take a bus to the Q or 4/5 train.