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New York has three main airports through which millions of people pass each year.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

JFK is located in Queens at the south end of the Van Wyck Expressway. This airport primarily handles international flights; it has a one mile long “international zone”, which is run not by the U.S. Government, but by the United Nations. The airport has a Ground Transportation Desk where you can get information when you arrive.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

LaGuardia, in Queens (on the Grand Central Parkway), mainly handles domestic flights. If you’re flying in from anywhere in the U.S., chances are you’ll come through here.

Newark International Airport (EWR)

Newark, in Newark, New Jersey, handles both domestic and international flights. It’s a bit further from the city than the other two airports, but it is generally less crowded and has more modern facilities.  The airport has a Ground Transportation Desk where you can get information when you arrive.

Driving takes 30-90 minutes depending on traffic.  There are tolls depending on your route.

Taxis into the city take anywhere from 30-60 minutes.  They cost $25 – $60  to Manhattan NOT including bridge tolls and tip.  Taxis accept cash and credit/debit cards.  Make sure to hail a cab in the designated areas or ask a uniformed airport employee to help you.  Generally, drivers will assist you with your luggage and it is always polite to tip your driver 15% to 20%.

The New York City subways and buses run for $2.25. If you have large quantities of luggage, you may find it difficult to manage this long trip.  For more information and to plan your trip, please visit the MTA website or see the public transportation below.


The Department of English at New York University promotes the rigorous study of English-language literature from the variety of periods and places in which it has been produced.  Understanding “literature” to encompass such matters as textual production and circulation, societal reading practices, generic differentiation, and aesthetic attitudes–as well as discrete bodies of work by recognized authors–the Department strives to elucidate literary significance in all its manifestations.  Departmental faculty accordingly work and train students in textual analysis, archival research, theoretical critique, and cultural historiography, among other scholarly methods.  In addition to awarding B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in literature, the Department offers both an M.A. and an M.F.A. degree in creative writing, through its affiliated program in that field.

Learn More about NYU by Visiting the English Department’s Website:

Also, please visit the University’s Website:

Visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Website and use their plan and ride tool (powered by Google) to plan your subway or bus trip.  See:

Here is a link to the most current subway map:

New York University is located in Greenwich Village, just north of SoHo, in an area full of restaurants, galleries, and stores.

The cheapest rooms in the city are available at Youth Hostels. A listing of Youth Hostels in the New York City area can be found at the following link. Please remember that not all Hostels will accept reservations from non-Hostel members, or may quote substantially higher rates to non-members.

Youth Hostels in New York

Our own friends have had pleasant experiences with Jazz on the Park, just a block away from Central Park, a 20-min subway ride from NYU.

There are limited lodging options in the immediate NYU area, so you may want to consider staying further uptown, or even outside of the city.

The most convenient bus lines to NYU are the M1, M2, M3, M5, M6, M8, M10, and the M21. Nearby subway lines include the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V to West Fourth St., the 1 or 9 to Christopher St., the N or R to Eighth St., or the 6 to Astor Pl.

No matter where you stay, we hope you enjoy your visit to New York University and take advantage of the wonderful resources the City has to offer.

NYU Hotel Accommodations

Club Quarters Downtown

52 William Street, New York, NY 10036
Reservations: (212) 575-0006

Club Quarters Midtown

40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10005 Reservations: (212) 575-0006

Club Quarters Downtown, a 280-room, private, first-class business hotel, is located in the Wall Street area of Manhattan. By special arrangement with NYU, it offers moderately priced, quality accommodations for University-affiliated guests. Features include a customized NYU floor and lounge decorated to highlight the University’s presence in New York. Rates are well below those for comparable accommodations in Manhattan. On weekends, visitors are welcome to use Club Quarters Midtown. Near Fifth Avenue, it is close to shopping, Broadway theatres, and Rockefeller Center.

Other Hotels

Best Western Seaport

33 Peck Slip at Front St.
NY, NY 10038-1706
(212) 766-6600

The Carlton on Madison Ave

22 East 29th Street
New York, New York 10016
(212) 532-4100

Clarion Collection The Solita Soho Hotel

159 Grand Street (between Lafayette & Centre St )
(212) 925-3600

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea

160 West 25th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave)
(212) 627-1888

Gramercy Park

2 Lexington Ave. at 21st St.
(212) 475-4320

Holiday Inn Downtown

138 Lafayette Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 966-8898

The Iroquois

49 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
(212) 840-3080

The Marcel

230 East 24th Street
New York, New York 10010
(212) 696-3800

Roger Williams

131 Madison Avenue (at 31st St)
New York, New York 10016
(212) 448-7000

The Roosevelt Hotel

Madison Avenue at 45th Street
New York, New York 10017
(212) 888 TEDDYNY

Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013

The Thirty Thirty Hotel

30 East 30th Street
New York, New York 10016
(212) 689-1900

Thompson Lower East Side

190 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 460-5300
Reservations: 1-877-460-8888

W New York Union Square

201 Park Avenue South
New York, New York 10003
(212) 253-9119

Washington Square Hotel

103 Waverly Pl. at Washington Square West

Hotel Wolcott

4 West 31st Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 268-2900