Arriving by Plane
LaGuardia airport is not serviced directly by the subway, as it requires a short ride by city bus to the nearest subway stop. As an alternative, NYC Airporter (nycairporter.com; $15 one-way internet fare), which runs shuttle service both directions between the airport and Grand Central Station, is recommended. From Grand Central, you can take the number 6 subway line to Astor Place, the closest stop on that line to the Ireland House neighborhood.
When you arrive at LaGuardia, look for a sandwich board sign at the transit curb for NYC Airporter. Shuttles leave every half hour.
A taxi from LaGuardia is also a good option, and will cost approximately $42 one way, not including tip.
NYC Airporter (nycairporter.com; $15 one-way internet fare) is also available from JFK to Grand Central. Take the number 6 subway line from Grand Central to Astor Place.
It is also easier to take the subway from JFK. Take the Airtrain from your arrival terminal to Jamaica Station. You'll need to purchase a metro card at the end of your trip and add $5 to cover the Airtrain exit fee. You can then use the same metro card to pay for your subway trip ($2.75) on the E line heading to W. 4th St. (to get to Ireland House). This trip will take approximately 80 minutes one-way.
A taxi from Kennedy is also quick, but will cost approximately $52 to $65 without tip depending on traffic.
Newark is an equally good option for reaching central New York City. One relatively inexpensive way to get into the city is to take the Newark airport Airtrain to the NJ Transit Newark Airport station (the stop at the end of the Airtrain line). Any NJ Transit train heading toward Manhattan leaving this station will terminate at Penn Station in the city. Tickets costs approximately $13 or $15 on weekdays. From Penn Station, take the A, C, or E subway trains ($2.75) southbound to W. 4th St. station to reach the Ireland House neighborhood.
Taxis from Newark are very expensive (up to $100)
The conference will take place at two venues in the city, the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Ave) and at Glucksman Ireland House (1 Washington Mews) at New York University. Conference sessions on the first day, April 6, will take place CUNY, and the second day's events will take place at New York University. The list of accommodations below can be found within walking distance of one of the two venues.
Although accommodations in the city can be expensive, there are hotels at a variety of price ranges. The places listed below cover a good price range with a focus on proximity, but given the ease of transportation, other options can be found to supplement this list. We do recommend booking early to secure good rates.
In general Midtown hotels south of 50th Street and east of Tenth Avenue are within walking distance of CUNY's Graduate Center. Hotels located between 4th Street and 34th Street will be close to both CUNY's Graduate Center and NYU. In addition to Midtown, the following neighborhoods are close to both institutions (either within walking distance or a short subway ride): Murray Hill, East or West Village, Chelsea, or Hell's Kitchen.
Hotels Near the CUNY Graduate Center
- Hampton Inn New York, 35th Street
59 W. 35th St, New York, NY 10001 | 844-433-4821
- La Quinta Inn, 32nd Street
17 West 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 | 212-736-1600
- Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue
373 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016 | 866-238-4218
- Hotel 32 32
32 E. 32nd St, New York, NY 10016 | 855-516-1090
- Herald Square Hotel
19 W. 31st St, New York, NY 10001 | 855-516-1090
Hotels Near New York University
- Washington Square Hotel
103 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10011 | 212-777-9515
- Marlton Hotel
5 W. 8th St, New York, NY 10011 | 212-321-0100
- Marriott Courtyard SoHo
181 Varick St, New York, NY 10013 | 212-414-8282
- Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
52 W. 13th St, New York, NY 10011 | 212-375-1300
- Holiday Inn NYC Lower East Side
150 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002 | 212-475-2500