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    University Center

    By Plane

    John F. Kennedy International Airport 

    A taxi is the easiest, most convenient way to the campus and will cost approximately $65. For public transportation to The New School from JFK, please refer to the website of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey or consult the subway directions below.

    Fiorello H. LaGuardia Airport  

    A taxi is the easiest, most convenient way to the campus and will cost approximately $45. For public transportation to The New School from LaGuardia, please refer to the website of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey or consult the subway directions below.

    Newark Liberty International Airport

    A taxi is the easiest, most convenient way to the campus and will cost approximately $60. For public transportation to The New School from Newark airport, please refer to the website of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey or consult the subway directions below.

    By Train or Bus

    Two major railroad stations (Pennsylvania and Grand Central) and one major bus terminal (Port Authority) serve New York City. Train and bus services to these stations include Amtrak, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad, Greyhound, Trailways, and New Jersey Transit. All three terminals provide easy access to The New School via public transportation (see subway information). Taxi service from any of these locations is the easiest form of transportation and costs approximately $10. PATH trains from New Jersey stop at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue.

    By Subway

    The New School is accessible by a variety of subway lines. When visiting the university, you can take the following routes (or visit Google Maps for customized travel directions)

    • The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q, and L trains to 14th Street and Union Square. Walk south to 13th Street, then west (turn right) to 72 Fifth Avenue (corner of 13th Street and Fifth Avenue).
    • The A, C, and E trains to 14th Street. Walk east along 14th Street to Fifth Avenue (make a right turn). Walk south one block to 72 Fifth Avenue.
    • The 1, 2, 3, F, and M trains to 14th Street. Walk east along 14th Street to Fifth Avenue (make a right turn). Walk south one block to 72 Fifth Avenue.

    By Car

    The New School's Welcome Center is located at 72 Fifth Avenue, on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 13th Street. Be aware that all routes into the city have tolls, costing up to $15 each way. Please note: For students who use moving trucks to move into residence halls, the cost may be higher because of the weight and commercial license plates. Also, you may have to take alternate routes because of commercial truck restrictions on certain tunnels and bridges.

    From Westchester, Connecticut, and points north of New York City

    Take the Saw Mill River Parkway to the Henry Hudson Parkway south and continue to the West Side Highway (which becomes Twelfth Avenue/West Street); exit left at 14th Street to Fifth Avenue. Head one block south to 13th Street.

    From points north of New York City via I-95

    Take I-95 to the Triborough Bridge. Follow the FDR Drive downtown. Exit at 14th Street. Travel east to Fifth Avenue. Turn left. Head one block south to 13th Street.

    From New Jersey and points west of New York City

    • From the George Washington Bridge: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway south and proceed as directed above.
    • From the Lincoln Tunnel: Follow the signs to 39th or 40th Street and head east (one block) to Ninth Avenue. Travel south on Ninth Avenue to 14th Street. Make a left turn onto 14th Street and continue as above.
    • From the New Jersey Turnpike: Take the Holland Tunnel to Canal Street. Continue on Canal Street to Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas). Turn left to go north on Sixth Avenue to 14th Street. Turn right and continue on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn right on Fifth Avenue, and head one block south to 13th Street.

    From Long Island and points east of New York City

    Take the Long Island Expressway (I-95) west to the Midtown Tunnel. From the tunnel, follow signs to 34th Street and the FDR Drive. Take the FDR Drive south to the 15th Street exit and continue south to 14th Street. Proceed west on 14th Street to Fifth Avenue. Turn right on Fifth Avenue, and head one block south to 13th Street.

    Traffic and Parking

    Traffic on Fifth Avenue is one way southbound; traffic on Sixth Avenue is one way northbound; traffic on 14th Street is two way; and traffic on 13th Street is one way westbound. There are several public pay parking garages along 13th Street and in the area. There are on-street parking meters on nearby streets, but on-street parking is scarce on weekdays.