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Teachers College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue and is accessible by various modes of transportation.

By Car
The Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) in New York City runs parallel to the
Hudson River and offers convenient access to Teachers College. The highway can be reached
from most of the main routes entering New York City. The nearest major highway link to it is
Interstate Highway 95 (I-95).
Whether driving north or south on the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway, exit at 125th
Street.

Whether driving north or south on the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway, exit at 125th
Street.

Northbound:At the end of the ramp you’ll come to a stop sign. Turn right. Take another
immediate right onto Riverside Drive. Follow Riverside Drive south (up the hill) to 122nd
street. Make a very hard right turn (headed north). Get into the left lane and take the jug
handle around the back of Grant’s Tomb. Head south on Riverside Drive. At the light make a
left onto 120th Street. Broadway is the second intersection.

Southbound:At the end of the ramp you’ll come to a stop sign. Go Straight. (The river will
be on your right. The Fairway will be on your left). Make the last possible left before getting
back onto the highway. Follow the signs for General Grants National Memorial. Make your first
right onto Riverside Drive. Follow Riverside Drive south (up the hill) to 122nd street. Make a
very hard right turn (headed north). Get into the left lane and take the jug handle around the
back of Grant’s Tomb. Head south on Riverside Drive. At the light make a left onto 120th
Street. Broadway is the second intersection.
 
Parking
While West 120th Street offers metered parking on both sides of the street, parking on New
York City streets in the Columbia University area is limited. Nearby off-street parking facilities
include:
Morningside Garage 3100 Broadway (at 123rd Street) 212- 864-9877
E & B Operating Corp. 137 West 108th Street 212- 865-8315
(between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
Park Yorkshire Garage 151 West 108th Street 212- 865-2314
(between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
Upper Westside Parking Garage 234 West 108th Street 212-222-8800
(between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway)
Riverside Church Garage 120th Street 212- 870-6736
(between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue)
Riverside Church 212- 866-1000
*Please call garages directly for current prices and reservations.
 
By Train
Grand Central Terminal, which is located at East 42nd Street and Park Avenue, is the New
York City terminus for two commuter trains, MetroNorth and Conrail, as well as some Amtrak
trains from Canada and Upstate New York.
Penn Station, at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, is the New York City terminus for all
other Amtrak service and the Long Island Railroad, New Jersey Transit, and the New Jersey
PATH train commuter lines.
Online Resources:
http://www.amtrak.com
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us
http://www.lirr.org/
http://www.njtransit.com
 
By Bus
Bus transportation into New York City from neighboring states and communities usually
terminates at Port Authority Bus Terminal, at West 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue.
Within New York City, four bus routes include a stop at West 120th Street and Broadway
(Teachers College): M4 (available from both Grand Central Station and Penn Station), M5,
M11, and the M104 (available from the Port Authority Bus Terminal). The fare required is exact
change in coins, Metropolitan Transit Authority token or Metrocard.
Online Resources:
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us

By Subway
The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the IRT Broadway-
Seventh Avenue local. The No. 1 subway train (red line) is the local train serving this station.
Be sure that you are on the local line at the 96th Street Station. The express line (No. 2 or No.
3 trains) does not serve Columbia University.
There are subway entrances at Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
From Grand Central Station, the Shuttle (S) goes to "Times Square" 42nd Street, offering access
to the No. 1 and No. 9 IRT Broadway Local trains going uptown.
Online Resources:
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us
http://www.nycsubway.org
http://www.krusch.com/nysf.html
 
By Air
Three international airports connect with convenient bus and taxi New York City. From John F.
Kennedy Airport and LaGuardia Airport, economical bus service to Grand Central Terminal
and various Manhattan hotels is available. Also from LaGuardia Airport, there is a more direct
bus service (M60) to West 116th Street and Broadway. From Newark Airport, there is New
Jersey Transit bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Although New York City cabs operate on mileage meters, cab fares can vary with traffic
conditions. The average one-way fare from John F. Kennedy Airport is about $45.00, one way
from LaGuardia Airport is about $25.00. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually
have cab dispatchers available to assist you.
Online Resources:
http://www.ny.com/transportation/airports
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Hotels  
Teachers College
The Office of Housing and Residence Life has a limited number of guest rooms in our New
Residence Hall for short term stays for members and guests of Teachers College and
Columbia communities. All rooms, except our ADA room, are furnished with central heat and
a/c, microwave, refrigerator, color cable TV and one double bed. Our ADA room has all of the
same amenities as our standard rooms, however has a twin size bed and a handicap
accessible bathroom. In addition, all of our rooms feature private baths.
Reservation: Please call 212-678-3235.

Hotel Beacon
Reservations: 212-787-1100 ext. 623 or info@beaconhotel.com
Location: 2130 Broadway at 75th Street The newly renovated rooms and suites include a full
kitchen, marble bathroom, cable television, direct dial phone, voice mail, discounts at the
Equinox Health Club and discounted parking nearby.

Belvedere Hotel
Reservations: 212-245-7000 / 888-HOTEL-58 or belvedere@newyorkhotel.com
Location: 319 West 48th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues All rooms contain kitchenettes;
laundry facilities are located on the premises.

Empire Hotel
Reservations: 212-265-7400 / 888-822-3555 or reservations@empirehotel.com
Location: 44 West 63rd Street, between Broadway and Columbus Avenue Each room
contains VCR, CD/cassette stereo (extensive CD library available) and use of the health club
facilities.

Hudson Hotel
Reservations: 800-444-4786
Location: 356 West 58th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues This 1,000-room hotel features
cozy "studios." Amenities include in-room safe, cable TV, Sony CD players and Agua bath
products.

The Lucerne

Reservations: 212-875-1000 ext. 80 / 800-492-8122 or lucerne@newyorkhotel.com
Location: 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue The Lucerne features 250 deluxe oversized
rooms and suites. Its offerings include in-room movie, Nintendo game system, high-speed
internet access and choice of complementary newspaper.

Hotel Newton
Reservations: 212-678-6500 / 800-643-5553 or newton@newyorkhotel.com
Location: 2528 Broadway at 96th Street The spacious rooms are ideal for the budget
conscious traveler.

On The Ave
Reservations: 212-362-1100 / 800-497-6028 or ontheave@stayinny.com
Location: 2178 Broadway at 77th Street On The Ave offers 24-hour-in-room-dining and
discounted Equinox Health Club passes.

Hotel Pennsylvania
Reservations: 212-736-5000 / 800-223-8585 or www.hotelpenn.com
Location: 401 7th Avenue at 33rd Street Complimentary breakfast, USA Today newspaper,
and a Fitness Center are included.

The Travel Inn Hotel
Reservations: 212-695-7171 / 800-869-4630
Location: 515 West 42 nd Street between 10th & 11th Avenues This hotel features free indoor
parking and outdoor swimming pool.

W New York Times Square Hotel

Reservations: 212-755-1200
Location: 1567 Broadway at 47th Street W New York Times Square features 509 ultra-
modern guest rooms and 43 suites. Their services and amenities include high-speed internet
access, exercise rooms, and Aveda bath products.
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Morningside Heights Restaurants
Bengal Cafe Indian
1028 Amsterdam Ave (bet 110th & 111th Sts) 212-662-7191
Dynasty Chinese 2836 Broadway 212-665-6455
The Heights Mexican 2867 Broadway (bet 111th & 112th Sts) 212-749-7687
Kitchenette American 1272 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 212- 267-6740
Ollie's Chinese 2957 Broadway (at 116th St) 212- 932-3300
Panino Sportivo Roma 1231 Amsterdam 212-662-2066
Strokos Pizza & Deli
American & Italian
1090 Amsterdam Ave (at 114th St) 212-666-2121
Terrace in the Sky
French Mediterranean
400 W. 119th St. 212-666-9490
V & T Pizza Italian 1024 Amsterdam Ave, btwn 110th & 111th 212- 663-1708
The West End American 2911 Broadway, btwn 113th & 114th Sts 212-662-8830
   
Harlem Restaurants
Amy Ruth's Southern
113 W. 116th St. 212-280-8779
Bayou Cajun-Creole 308 Lenox Ave. 212-426-3800
DR-K Latin 114 Dyckman St. 212-304-1717
Jimmy's Uptown
Latin-Soul
2207 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. 212-491-4000
La Hacienda
Mexican (Traditional)
219 E. 116th St. at 3rd Ave 212- 987-1617
MoBay Uptown Barbecue 17 W 125th St, New York, NY 212-828-3400
Native French-Moroccan-Caribbean 161 Lenox Ave. 212-665-2525
Rao's Italian 455 E. 114th St. 212-722-6709
Sylvia's Soul Food 328 Lenox Ave. 212-996-0660
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