Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street at 11th Avenue
New York, NY
Getting Around New York City
FASTER & EASIER THAN EVER; TAKE THE 7 TO THE SHOW!
You can easily get to the Javits Center from Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, Penn Station, and beyond. The 7 Line Subway has now been extended to 34th Street and 11th Avenue, just steps from the Javits Center. The 7 Line intersects with 18 out of 24 lines, more than any other line in the system, providing convenient access to and from the show!
The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walking and mass transit. NYC’s subways and buses are inexpensive, operate 24/7, provide a fun way to extend sightseeing and get you where you need to go, fast. Other interborough connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.
Getting an MTA MetroCard is your first step to navigating the City by subway or bus. You can purchase a MetroCard at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, ATM cards and credit cards) or booth attendants.
Riders can choose pay-per-ride or an unlimited-ride MetroCard. A single subway or bus ride is $2.75. The unlimited MetroCard enables users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period: seven days or 30 days. Varying discounts are given when purchasing multiple rides, and for seniors (age 65 and up) and disabled riders. See the map of New York City’s subway and bus system.
The City’s yellow fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top. Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign.
There is a minimum meter fare of $2.50, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). Surcharges apply to the meter price Monday–Friday, 4–8pm and nightly, 8pm–6am. Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls are extra (and not included in the taxi’s metered fare). For further details, visit nyc.gov/taxi or call the City’s information hotline, 311.
GETTING TO THE JAVITS CENTER FROM AIRPORT
For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, subways, trains and private limo car services.
JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JFK) TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN:
Taxi: $45 flat fare (flat rate), plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 45–60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI
Subway: $7.75 ($5 for the AirTrain from JFK, plus $2.75 for the subway); 60–75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan from the A subway line at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport station or the E, J, Z subway lines and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK Airport station
Public Bus: $2.75 (with free transfer to subway line into Manhattan); 60–75 minutes to Midtown on Q10 bus to the Ozone Park/Lefferts Blvd. A train subway station
Private Bus & Van Companies: $16–$20; Higher for private limo car services
NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EWR) TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
Taxi: Service to Midtown Manhattan is via New Jersey–regulated taxis. Metered fares range $60–$75 (plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity). During weekday rush hours (6–9 a.m. and 4–7 p.m.) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, noon–8 p.m.), there is a $5 surcharge to anywhere in New York State, except Staten Island. When traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $15 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity.
Private Bus & Van Companies: $16–$20; Higher for private limo car services
LAGUARDIA AIRPORT (LGA) TO MANHATTAN
Taxi: Metered fare: approximately $25–$35, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 20–30 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI
Public Bus: $2.75; 45–60 minutes to the Upper West Side via direct service on the M60 bus; for subway connections, board the Queens Q33 bus and disembark at either the 82nd St./Jackson Heights subway station (for 7 subway line) or the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. subway station (for 7, E, F, M or R subway lines); add an additional 15–20 minutes for subway into Midtown Manhattan
Private Bus & Van Companies: $12–$20; Higher for private limo car service
Information provided by nyc & company – nycgo.com
New York City is committed to ensuring accessibility for everyone with special needs, and has equipped all buses with lifts for those in wheelchairs and those who have difficulty climbing stairs. In addition, many subway stations contain elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Subways also have automated voices indicating stops, and all buses and select subway stations are wheelchair accessible. Many street-hail taxicabs also accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers with disabilities are eligible for reduced fares on most mass-transit trips. For more information about NYC accessibility, call the City’s hotline (311 or 212-NEW-YORK) or the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (212-788 2830, TTY: 212-788 2838 or go to nyc.gov/mopd) or visit NYC & Company’s website.
Motorized personal transporters, scooters and similar vehicles are not permitted in the Javits Center absent a compelling need, coupled with assurances of safe operation and adequate insurance coverage provided by Event Management, all of which must be approved by the Javits Center at least 30 days in advance. Motorized devices are permitted for use by people with mobility impairments as described in the “Accessibility” information on the Javits Center’s website. The Javits Center offers personal mobility vehicles for rent during events, and individuals interested in renting such a vehicle can call 212.216.2196 or order one here.
While in New York City
Even when business is your primary reason for travel to New York City, it’s impossible not to get caught up in its energy and excitement. New York City’s five boroughs are home to cultural and historic treasures, lush green spaces, renowned museums and more.
Manhattan features world-famous attractions at every turn: it’s possible to visit Central Park, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center all in one afternoon. Flagship stores like Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s Herald Square and Saks Fifth Avenue have an almost magnetic appeal for the millions of shoppers who descend on the City each year, while beloved eateries like Katz’s Deli and Tavern on the Green serve up a side of history. Of course, there are also the bright lights of Broadway in Times Square’s Theatre District—not to mention Off-Broadway playhouses where your attendees can catch the latest comedies, dramas, musicals and some avant-garde fare. (Here’s where they can find the latest NYC theater news and special offers.)
Staten Island is a free 30-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan’s Whitehall Terminal. Highlights for visitors include the National Lighthouse Museum, whose nautical artifacts and exhibits are drawn from the island’s history; the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, home of the minor-league Staten Island Yankees baseball team; and the beautifully restored St. George Theatre, which debuted in 1929 as a vaudeville house.
The Bronx, the City’s northernmost borough, is the birthplace of hip-hop and home to the legendary Yankee Stadium, where your attendees can enjoy a baseball game—and, even during the off-season, stadium tours and special events at NYY Steak. Other borough favorites include the Bronx Zoo; the sprawling 250-acre New York Botanical Garden; and Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center.
Brooklyn’s rich cultural history shines through classic brownstone architecture and landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Coney Island. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) features award-winning performances and film screenings, while Barclays Center hosts Nets and New York Liberty basketball and concerts by major touring artists.
Foodies who want to savor delicious, authentic cuisines from every region in the world should head to the Astoria, Flushing or Jackson Heights neighborhoods in Queens. Besides its gastronomical riches, the borough has no shortage of notable sights. The Unisphere, a stainless steel sculpture of the globe, 120 feet in diameter, stands in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, an 897-acre greenspace created for the 1964–1965 World’s Fair. Here your attendees will find family- friendly attractions like the New York Hall of Science, the Queens Museum and the Queens Zoo.