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The DiRP Conference does not have partnering agreements for conference accommodations. This list is provided to give information about some hotels in Manhattan as a resource to conference participants.

Hotel Information

Hotel Beacon (4 stars)

2130 Broadway at 75th Street

(212) 878-1110

The Lucerne Hotel (4 stars)

201 West 79th Street

(215) 875-1000


Holiday Inn New York City Midtown (4 stars)

440 West 57th Street

(212) 581-8100


OTA- On the Ave Hotel (4 stars)

2178 Broadway at West 77th Street

(212) 362-1100


Travel Information

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, ther 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 approximately $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 Resource: New York City Airport Guide

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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 $2.50 one way exact change in coins or Metropolitan Transit Authority  metro card.


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. Click HERE to view parking garages near the Columbia University area. Please contact the parking garages directly for current prices and reservations.

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 a local train serving this station. Be sure that you are on (or transfer to) the local line at the 96th Street Station. The express line (No.2 or No.3 trains) does not serve Columbia University.


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, Metro North 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.