2019 AmSAT Annual Conference and General Meeting
Travel To and Around New York City

How to Get Where You're Going:

The FACULTY HOUSE@ Columbia University School: (212)-854-1200)

The AGM and some Pre-AGM Events will be held at The FACULTY HOUSE. The entrance to the School is at 64 Morningside Dr., (between Morningside Dr. and Amsterdam Avenue). Other locations will be noted. On site registration will be at The Faculty House.

Click HERE for directions

Alfred Lerner Hall: 212-854-5800
Most of Saturday's workshops will take place in Alfred Lerner Hall, located at 2920 Broadway, 7th Floor MC 2603.
Throughout the week some workshops, private lessons and small group lessons will be held at Hamilton Hall. 

Travel Information

Air Travel to NYC:

There are 3 area airports that serve the New York City Area. Airport Websites give information on wait times at security checkpoints and other advisories; and information on ground transportation to and from the airport to NYC:

LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/laguardia.html

JFK International Airport, Queens, NY: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk.html

Newark International Airport (in Newark, NJ): http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

Websites to book air travel

These sites let you compare prices on different carriers and to different area airports:

  • Expedia.Com
  • Travelocity.com
  • Orbitz.com
  • Kayak.com
  • Priceline.com
  • Travelzoo.com
  • Airfarewatchdog.com
  • Cheapoair.com/
  • Hopper.com

Amtrak Site to book train travel to NYC:


Bus Travel to NYC:

To research bus travel options from your location to NYC, use the search function on the home page of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, located in Times Square, NY



Once you arrive in NYC

Transportation from and to the Airport (also see airport sites for additional information):

Please note: New York City cabs NOW accept credit cards or cash for payment,and check amongst competitive uber and lyft rates.


Travel: 3 Airports Where Taxis Are Cheaper Than Ubers | Moneytime.com

According to data from Ride Guru, there are three major U.S. airports where taxis are cheaper than using Uber or Lyft.



Cab fare from JFK Airport to Times Square?? - New York ...


There is a flat rate taxi fare by regulation of $52 plus tolls from JFK to Manhattan for a single destination. The tolls might be as much as $7.50 depending which route is taken. A tip is expected.


Taxi Tips for Tourists in NYC | Travelzoo


When touching down at area airports, the first challenge for most tourists is actually just getting to Manhattan. After a long flight, who wants to worry about really getting “taken for a ride” by a swindling cabbie?


Taxi-Calculator New York City - Free Taxi Fare Calculation ...


This consists of a basic fee, various kilometre prices and a time-dependent component for standstill and waiting times. First we find the shortest route between the start and destination address. Enter Starting and End Points and get estimates depending on traffic and routes:  HERE

Enter Starting and End Points and get estimates depending on traffic and routes:  HERE

Site with instructions for getting to and from LaGuardia Airport:


Site with instructions for getting to and from JFK Airport:


Site with instructions for getting to and from Newark Airport:


Detailed maps of Manhattan:

Go to Google Maps and type in manhattan, ny: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Faculty+House/@40.8067528,-73.9613193,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c2f615fa142683:0x40d9e3359cfd8268!8m2!3d40.8067528!4d-73.959136?hl=en

Zoom in for detailed information.

Visit: http://hopstop.com/?action=map_home choose New York City and type in Faculty House Columbia Univ. in the search bar

Public Transportation:

Manhattan has an extensive subway and bus system.

To get directions from one location to another via subways visit: HopStop.com

Paying your Fare: Manhattan's Public Transportation system requires a MetroCard to swipe for entry to subways and buses. These cards can be purchased at any subway station from a vending machine. You can use credit card or cash to purchase the card. The fare is $2.25 per ride, with a free transfer between subway and one bus; or between two bus routes, if the transfer is completed within 2 hours. A 7day unlimited card is $29.

Printable PDF versions of subway and bus maps: http://www.mta.info/maps/

Online Subway map: http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm

Taxi Information:

Taxis can be hailed at any street corner. The fares are based on the distance you travel.

Current fare information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/taxicab_rate.shtml

This site has detailed information for Taxi Passengers: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/passenger/passenger_info.shtml

By Subway- Pennsylvania Station

  • * No. 1 (Broadway-Seventh Avenue local) to 116th Street Station – Columbia Univ
  • 34 Street - Penn Station
  • Van Cortlandt Park - 242 St
  • 17 min (11 stops)
  • 116 Street Station - Columbia University


About 7 min , 0.4 min

By Bus

The following buses stop at or very near FACULTY HOUSE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY:

  • M5: Sixth Avenue—Broadway—Riverside Drive
  • M7: Broadway—Columbus Avenue
  • M11: Amsterdam Avenue—Columbus Avenue
  • M20: Hudson Street—Eighth Avenue—Central Park West—66th Street
  • M66: 66th-67th Streets crosstown
  • M104: Broadway—42nd Street

The ACGM will be at the Faculty House

64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027

Tickets and information

Long Island Rail Road - 1 (718) 558-7400

MTA New York City Transit - 1 (718) 330-1234

Nassau Inter-County Express - Ticket information - 1 (516) 336-6600