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The Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI)


Teachers College is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (525 W. 120 Street between Broadway and Amsterdam) and is accessible by various modes of transportation. Directions for travel by airplane, train, bus, subway, and car are provided below.


By Air

Three international airports that connect with convenient bus and taxi connections, serve 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 $52.00, one way from LaGuardia Airport is about $32.00. Designated airport passenger pick-up areas usually have cab dispatchers available to assist you.


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.


By Subway

The subway station serving Teachers College is the 116th Street stop of the No. 1 subway train (red line). 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 serveColumbia 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 Broadway Local train going uptown.


By Car

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 95th Street. At the first traffic light, turn north (left) onto Riverside Drive; at 120th Street turn east (right) and go two blocks east to the College. The main entrance is located midway between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, on the north side of West 120th. Street Parking is not impossible on Friday and Saturday since there are no classes at Teachers College on Fridays. There are also two nearby garages: (1) The Claremont Avenue Garage located on 120 Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue (212-870-6736): all day fee $30 and night fee $15. (2) GMC Garage located on 122nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue  (212-961-1075): $30 up to 8 hours; $40 beyond 8 hours; night fee $15. These rates are confirmed as of 8/31/2012.


Data Session

Our next data session will take place on Saturday, July 21, from 1-3 pm at Grace Dodge (GDH) 273B.