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.

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.