TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS

Getting to NYU

New York University is located at Washington Square Park on the island and borough of Manhattan in the neighborhood called Greenwich Village. Below are directions for getting to NYU and links to useful maps.

BY PLANE

From La Guardia, Kennedy, or Newark Airport, take the airport shuttle bus to Port Authority Bus Terminal or Grand Central Station. From Port Authority, take the A or E subway downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station, or from Grand Central, take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station. Taxis and car services are available at the airport and, even though they cost more, they are your best bet if you have a lot of luggage. Plan on spending at least $25 to $40 depending on the airport and time of day. Alternatively, if arriving at JFK airport, you can board the AirTrain from the airport to the Howard Beach Station, then purchase a MetroCard and board the A subway line (toward Manhattan), which will take you to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station near the NYU Campus. Be aware that you will need to pass through two turnstile gates, which will require you to use your Metro Card twice (once for leaving the AirTrain and once for boarding the A subway train.

BY TRAIN

Metro North into Grand Central Station
Take the Lexington Avenue subway (No. 6 train) downtown to Astor Place Station. Go west on Astor Place to Broadway. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place. Walk westward on Waverly Place until you reach Washington Square.

Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Amtrak into Pennsylvania Station
Take the 8th avenue subway (A and E trains) downtown to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station. Walk east on West Fourth Street until you reach Washington Square.

PATH Trains from New Jersey
To Ninth Street Station (Sixth Avenue and Ninth Street), then walk south to West Fourth Street and east to Washington Square.

BY CAR

Information about nearby parking garages can be found here.

From the Bronx and Upstate NY
Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive. Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From Connecticut
Take the New England Thruway (I-95) into the Bronx. Then, take the Bruckner Expressway (I-278) to the Triborough Bridge (toll). Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive south to Houston Street. Continue west on Houston Street past Broadway to La Guardia Place. Turn right (north) and follow La Guardia Place to Washington Square.

From the Northwest, West, and South including New Jersey
Take I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel or the Holland Tunnel. If taking the Lincoln tunnel, take the right tube and stay in the right lane, turning right onto Dyer Ave. after exiting the tunnel. Go through three lights, making a left on to 34th St. and move to the right lane. After one block, turn left onto 9th Ave., continuing south until 14th St. Turn left onto 14th St., followed by a right onto 5th Ave., until it ends at Washington Square. If taking the Holland tunnel, there will be a circle after exiting. Take the Canal St. East exit. After a few lights, turn left onto West Broadway. Proceed north until you reach Washington Square.

From the George Washington Bridge
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (turns into the West Side Highway/12th Avenue) south to 23rd Street. Turn left (east) on 23rd Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn right (south) on Fifth Avenue to Washington Square.

From Staten Island
Take the Staten Island Express across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge crossing into Brooklyn. Take the Belt Parkway west to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) east. Take the Manhattan Bridge exit, cross over the bridge, and take Canal Street west to Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas). Turn right (north) on to Sixth Avenue to West Fourth Street. Turn right (east) and travel to Washington Square.

From Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway (also called the L.I.E. or I-495) west to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Drive west on 37th Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn left (south) on Fifth Avenue until it ends at the Washington Square campus.

Time Zone

NYC is in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Weather

The average high temperature in NYC in June is 26.7°C (80°F) while the average low temperature is 17.8°C (64°F).

Clothing

The dress code is casual for all conference events.

Electricity

The electrical current is 110 V AC at 50 or 60 Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.

Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards

The currency used is the US Dollar ($). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices.
Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many automatic teller machines (ATMs), that can be found throughout the city. Most businesses accept all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).

Insurance

The ICCOSS XXIV 2019 and its organisers cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property incurred by conference participants and accompanying persons during the ICCOSS XXIV 2019 or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Visa Applications for Scientists Visiting the USA

The Board on International Scientific Organizations has an International Visitors Office (IVO) that provides assistance to both conference organizers and to individual scientists wishing to obtain a visa to visit the United States.  The IVO (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/biso/visas/) can be contacted by any scientist who has waited more than 21 days after a consulate interview to obtain a visa to visit the United States. The IVO posts statistics on the process for scientists who have contacted IVO, and the vast majority of applicants are successful in obtaining visas. Please be aware the ICCOSS XXIV and its organisers are not able to assist in visa applications.

Inclusion

New York University and the International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State is committed to embracing an environment of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Special Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities will be available upon request.  Please submit requests by email to the conference through the Contact Us page at least four weeks prior to the start of ICCOSS XXIV 2019.