NYC Logistics

Maps and locations
Accessing university buildings
Getting to New York City
Child and Family Care

Maps and locations

Thursday afternoon workshops will be held at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue.

The closest subway stops to CUNY are the following:

  • 34 St–Herald Square: B/D/F/M, N/Q/R/W trains (~5 min walk)
  • 33 St: 6 train (~5 min walk)
  • 34 Street–Penn Station: 1/2/3, A/C/E (~10-15 min walk)

The Thursday evening plenary and reception, and the remainder of the conference, will be held at NYU’s Washington Square campus.

The closest subway stops to NYU are the following:

  • 8th St–NYU: R/W trains (~5 min walk)
  • Astor Place: 6 train (~5 min walk)
  • West 4th St or Broadway–Lafayette: A/C/E, B/D/F/M trains (~10 min walk)
  • Union Square: 2, 4/5/6, L, N/Q/R/W trains (~15 min walk)


Accessing university buildings

All NYU buildings have a guard at the door and require an ID to enter. (This is also true for CUNY, where the workshops will be taking place.) Please bring a passport or a US driver’s license with you. Unfortunately, you cannot enter the NYU library without an NYU ID.


Getting to New York City

Please see NYU’s Getting to New York page for helpful information on the airports, train stations, and bus stations that serve the area. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is the most common airport that people fly into. Cab fare from JFK is $60 into Manhattan and metered to other boroughs. For public transit options from JFK, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station or Howard Beach, where you can change to a subway or LIRR (overground) train. If you are flying into Newark International Airport (EWR), the best way to get into the city is to take the NJ Transit train to NY Penn Station; taking a taxi from EWR is not recommended. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is accessible by a combination of bus and subway; cab fare is around $40.



All of our student “crash space” slots are currently full. If you would like to be added to a crash space waitlist, email with “crash space” as the subject line. Students interested in splitting lodging with other students should email Maddie Gilbert (mg5171 at nyu dot edu) to request access to a shared spreadsheet that can be used for coordination.

The NWAV47 organizing committee has managed to arrange a limited number of block rooms at reliable hotels close to NYU’s campus:
  1. Sixty, Lower East Side (0.3 miles from campus).
    NYU Room Block for Wednesday October 17th 2018-Saturday October 20th. ($335/night).
    For booking this hotel, click here ($25 experience fee waived).
    The cutoff date for this block is Tuesday September 4th 2018.
  2. Manhattan SoHo Courtyard by Marriott  (0.7 miles from campus).
    NYU Room Block for Thursday October 18th 2018-Saturday October 20th. ($320/night).
    For booking this hotel, click here or call 800-321-2211 and reference NYU for group rate.
    The cutoff date for this block is Tuesday September 18th 2018

You may also want to try online with hotel search engines that are less flexible in booking, but likely a little cheaper in price. If you are on a tight budget, we recommend staying somewhat further from campus and taking the subway in. In particular, there are several hotels in Long Island City with (slightly) better prices, very close to F/N subway stations (please allow ~30 minutes for the ride). Keep in mind also that Jersey City and Hoboken, NJ are only 15-20 minutes away by PATH, the NJ Transit light commuter rail system. There is a PATH stop on 9th Street at 6th Ave, which is about 7 minutes’ walk from the conference site.

If you prefer to stay in Manhattan, the following hotels are competitively priced for the location (but, as a warning, do have shared bathrooms):

You may also want to consult NYU’s Hotel Discount page. There are also plenty other choices around. 

Child and Family Care at NYU

NYU does not provide a child care facility for its employees or for researchers attending NYU-hosted conferences. There is a page with some suggestions on hiring a babysitter while at NYU. Nursing mothers needing lactation facilities, please contact Laurel MacKenzie at