Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn - New York / Tribeca

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn – New York/Tribeca. This hotel is located in the vibrant Tribeca neighborhood, home of the Tribeca Film Festival, and is in close proximity to the Kimmel Center. Enjoy complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and exercise in the hotel fitness room. Stay in a spacious guest room with a 32-inch flat screen HDTV and an in-room hospitality center with tea, coffee, a mini-refrigerator and microwave. Suites and accessible rooms are available.

$259 - $299per night (taxes, fees extra)
Additional Accommodations

Should the hotel block fill up or you are looking for alternative options, there are many additional lodging options in the area that may also be suited to your needs. Some of these options, include:

Getting Around in NYC

Tips & Tricks for Navigating NYC

  • The subway is a quick and cheap way to get across Manhattan. We recommend downloading “HopStop” – an easy app to help navigate the subway system.

  • MetroCards – for use in the Subway or on Buses – are available for purchase at each subway stop (cash or card) and are only used to enter the system. Once in, you can go anywhere you want for only $2.75 (the current price). For more information, you can also visit MTA

  • MetroCards are reusable and cost $1 each time you buy a new one, so refill! You can add money or buy unlimited time (a 7 day pass is $31).

  • New Yorkers do a lot of walking – In Manhattan, it’s helpful to know that STREETS run East/West and get larger the further North you walk – AVENUES run North/South and get larger the further West you walk. 20 “street” blocks (short blocks) equals 1 mile while, generally, every “avenue” equals 3 regular blocks.

  • Hailing a Cab – If the number on top of a taxi is lit, the cab is currently available. On the other hand, a non-lit number or a lit “off-duty” sign means you’re out of luck.

  • NYC Taxis (Yellow or Green) all accept cash and credit cards while private companies are also available for hire (Uber or private town cars).

To & From the Airports

3 major airports serve the NYC area: John F. Kennedy (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark Liberty (EWR). Each offers various ways to get into the city

JFK - John F. Kennedy

Subway

  • Follow signs to the AirTrain (Costs $5 at departure)
  • Take AirTrain to the Howard Beach Station
  • Switch to NY Subway “A Train” towards Manhattan

Taxi, Limo, & Car/Van Service

  • There is a Taxi dispatcher outside of each airport terminal (follow signs)
  • Taxis offer a $52 flat fare between JFK and Manhattan (plus tolls & tip). One fare pays for all passengers to one destination
  • A list of authorized limos and shared ride services can be found here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-taxi-car-van-service.html

NYC Airporter (Shuttle)

  • Shuttles depart roughly every 30 minutes from either the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station or Penn Station. The fare is $16 and you can purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

Bus Service

  • Three NYC bus routes operated by the MTA provide direct service between the airport and nearby neighborhoods. These buses stop on the roadway adjacent to Terminal 5, and can be accessed via a free on-airport AirTrain trip to the Terminal 5/6 station. The bus fare is $2.50 (MetroCard or exact change required), except for $2.75 when a single-ride ticket is purchased. For information and schedules, call 511, (888) GO511NY, or visit the MTA website.
LGA - LaGuardia

Subway

  • Does not go directly to LGA

Taxi, Limo, & Car/Van Service

  • There is a Taxi dispatcher outside of each airport terminal (follow signs)
  • A typical fare from LGA to Lower Manhattan costs $32-37 (not including tolls or tips), and one fare pays for all passengers to one destination
  • A list of authorized limos and shared ride services can be found here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/lga-taxi-car-van-service.html 

NYC Airporter (Shuttle)

  • Shuttles depart roughly every 30 minutes from either the Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Station or Penn Station. Fare is $13. Purchase tickets online at www.NYCAirporter.com. For more information, call (718) 777-5111.

Bus Service

  • For service between LaGuardia and western Queens or Midtown Manhattan, take the Q70 Limited or Q47 buses. Connections to the E, F, M, R and 7 trains on the New York City subway are available at Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street. For service to Astoria, Queens, use the M60 bus and transfer to the N or Q subway trains at Hoyt Avenue/31st Street.
  • The bus fare is $2.50 (MetroCard or exact change required), except $2.75 whenever a single-ride ticket is purchased. MetroCard vending machines are available at most terminals within the airport. For passengers using the MetroCard, free transfers are available between buses and subways.
  • For information and schedules, please call 511 or (888) GO511NY or visit the MTA Website.
EWR - Newark Liberty
Train
  • NJ Transit – From Penn Station (W. 34th Street), take NJ Transit to Newark Liberty Airport Station and switch to AirTrain for your terminal.  Cost is roughly $12.50.
  • Amtrak – From Penn Station (W. 34th Street), take Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Station and switch to AirTrain for your terminal.  Cost is roughly $12.50.
  • For more information, please go here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/pdf/ewr-airtrain-brochure-english.pdf
Taxi, Limo, & Car/Van Service
  • There is a Taxi dispatcher outside of each airport terminal (follow signs)
  • A typical fare from EWR to Lower Manhattan is about $50 (not including tolls and tips)
  • During weekday rush hours – mornings (6AM to 9AM) and afternoons (4PM to 7PM) and on weekends (Saturday and Sunday from 12PM to 8PM) – there is an additional $5 surcharge to all points in the State of New York, except Staten Island.
  • There is an additional charge for each piece of baggage over 24 inches.
  • The local taxi commission automatically adds a $5.50 surcharge to all credit card transactions.
  • A list of authorized limos and shared ride services can be found here: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-taxi-car-van-service.html
Express Bus Service
  • Newark Airport Express offers fast, easy, convenient express bus service between Newark Liberty International Airport and New York City.
  • Buses are only $16 one way or $28 round trip and arrive at each stop every 15 minutes during the day, 365 days a year (departures every 30 minutes before 6:45 AM and after 11:15 PM)!
  • When you board a Newark Airport Express Bus, you will get a relaxing, stress-free ride on a climate-controlled motor coach to or from Newark Liberty Airport.
  • On the trip to Newark Liberty Airport, customers may board a Newark Airport Express Coach at three nearby midtown Manhattan locations:
  • New York stops:
    • Grand Central Station (41st Street between Park and Lexington avenues)
    • Bryant Park (42nd Street and 5th Avenue)
    • Port Authority Bus Terminal (41st Street between 8th and 9th avenues)
  • For additional information, please visit: http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp

Things To Do in NYC

MacDougal Street & the Village

“It’s my favorite place in NYC, because there are lots of comedy clubs and Artichoke Basille’s pizza is located there.”

Amie Rodriguez
Mentoring Services Supervisor

South Street Seaport & Stone Street

“It provides a great view of Brooklyn and it’s a beautiful place to sit on the water in a revitalized area with great food and a lot of history.”

Mike Chan
Integration Services

Riverside Park (in the West 70's)

"There is a great outdoor café open all day and into the night (http://piericafe.com) where you can meet up with friends or hang out by yourself (e.g., food and drinks, reading, relaxing, hanging out, going for a walk/run, or even taking advantage of the (free) kayaking along the water!)."

Dara Wexler
Director, Education Solutions

Staten Island Ferry

“This 5 mile, 25 minute ride across the New York Harbor offers a majestic view of the city… and it’s free!”

Steven Caldwell
AMS Support Specialist

Bryant Park Summer Movie Festival

“There is no better way to spend a nice evening in NYC than with a free movie only a few blocks away from Times Square. Let me tell you, the movie festival at Bryant Park on 41st ST. is the place to be over summer in NYC!”

Shelley Xue
Marketing & Events Assistant

The New Museum

“One of the best and most overlooked museums in the city. It has contemporary art and exhibits from around the world, and a 360° view of the city on the rooftop!”

Justin Morris
Digital Marketing Associate