Conference location. Most conference presentations will be held in Tisch Hall, NYU Stern
School of Business (see map: http://www.stern.nyu.edu/experience-stern/about/visit-stern/map-new-york-city-campusm/index.htm). Other events, including lunches and receptions, will take place in neighboring
buildings surrounding Washington Square.
Air travel. New York City is served by three major airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport. John F. Kennedy International Airport, or JFK, is the primary gateway to New York City and has eight terminals that serve most major and minor airlines. Newark and LaGuardia airport are great alternatives for those seeking the fastest way into New York City.
From John F. Kennedy International Airport. There are several ways to get to and from JFK. By public transport: From the terminal, take the quick and easy AirTrain ($5) to Howard Beach station (ca. 10 mins). Then, take the A train into Manhattan (regular subway fare of $2.50; 45-60 mins). Consult the New York City Subway Map to determine the best connections to take to get to your destination. If you return to JFK via subway, make sure to take the A train marked Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park, NOT Lefferts Blvd. By taxi: $52 flat fare to any Manhattan location. Metered rides to all other boroughs. Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. For destinations outside of Manhattan, consult the TLC Fare Guide. To return to JFK from Manhattan, taxis will charge you the metered rate (ca. $50-$75), plus any applicable tolls.
From Newark International Airport. By public transport: From the terminal, follow signs to the AirTrain station and purchase your train ticket from NJ Transit Ticket Vending Machines there ($12.50 incl. AirTrain and train fare). Then, take the Air Train to the Newark Airport railway station (ca. 15 mins) and switch to the NJ transit train into Manhattan (ca. 30 mins). Get off at New York Penn Station and connect to the subway to take you to your destination. Surprisingly, this can actually be much quicker than taking a cab or bus, and it is much more affordable. To get to the airport from New York Penn Station, buy your ticket, and board a Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line train to Newark Liberty International Airport Station. By taxi: Metered fare (ca. $50-$75) plus tolls (ca. $15) to any Manhattan location. Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi. Metered fare from any Manhattan location plus return tolls and surcharge (ca. $17.50).
From LaGuardia Airport. By public transport: Take the M60 bus to 125th Street in Manhattan (available 4:50 a.m. - 1 a.m.; $2.50 with MetroCard; ca. 15 mins), then connect to the subway to take you to your destination (free transfer with MetroCard, otherwise $2.50 additional). By taxi: Metered fare (plus tolls) to any Manhattan location. Taxis are available outside of every terminal and there is typically a taxi stand where you will be directed to a taxi.
Local transportation. Getting around New York City is easy. The cheapest way to get around, besides on foot, is by taking the subway (single ride card: $2.75, pay-per-ride card: from $5, 7-day unlimited card: $30). Alternatively, hail one of the quintessential yellow cabs flooding New York City streets and avenues (start fare: $2.50, $0.50 for each additional unit).
Subway map: http://www.mta.info/maps/submap.html
More information on subways: http://new.mta.info/
More information on New Jersey Transit:
More information on taxis: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/home/home.shtml