Directions and Visits

Mannes College The New School for Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
212.580.0210

Mannes is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.

By Subway

Mannes is accessible via the local 1 subway or the local B or C subway. The MTA website has the latest subway map and fare information.

The 1 to 86th Street:
Take the 1 train and get off at 86th Street. Once at street level, walk downtown on Broadway to 85th Street and make a left, walking east. Walk one block and cross Amsterdam Avenue. Mannes is located between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, on the right side of the street.

The B or C to 86th Street:
Take either the local B or C train and get off at 86th Street. Once at street level, walk downtown on Central Park West to 85th Street and make a right, walking west. Walk one block and cross Columbus Avenue. Mannes is located between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, on the left side of the street.

 

By Car

Mannes is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, off the West Side Highway (Route 9A). The two exits closest to Mannes are West 79th Street and West 96th Street.

Parking Near Mannes

  • West Side Parking Garage
    147 West 83rd Street
    212.362.3900
  • Kinney System, Inc
    147 West 83rd Street
    212.877.4590
  • Mutual Parking—Garage
    323 West 96th Street
    212.749.2700
  • MHM Parking
    225 West 83rd Street
    212.874.9934
  • Kinney Systems
    157 West 83rd Street
    212.787.3066
  • Central Parking System
    214 West 88th Street
    212.877.6833

By Bus

Greyhound, Trailways, and other regional and national bus companies arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal which is located at West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in Mid-town Manhattan.

Once at Port Authority Bus Terminal

Take a cab to Mannes for approximately $8.00 (Tell the driver, "West 85th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus, please!"), or take the subway.

By Train

Regional railroads such as MetroNorth, Long Island Rail Road, and New Jersey Transit, as well as Amtrak, the national railroad, all service Manhattan. You will arrive at one of two major terminals:

 

Penn Station (Amtrak, LIRR, New Jersey Transit)

Take a cab to Mannes for approximately $8.00 (Tell the driver, "West 85th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus, please!"), or take the subway.

Grand Central Station (Metro-North Railroad)

Take a cab to Mannes for approximately $8.00 (Tell the driver, "West 85th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus, please!"), or take the subway.

By Air

Major airports in the New York metropolitan area include:

  • LaGuardia Airport, Queens, New York
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport, Queens, New York
  • Newark International Airport, Newark, New Jersey

Each airport is a significant distance from midtown Manhattan. You will need to plan additional travel once you have actually landed in New York.

Taxi From All Airports
Find an official NYC/TLC Yellow cab at the taxi stand at "Ground Transportation." Avoid non-yellow or unoffiicial cabs.

SuperShuttle/Blue Van From All Airports

  • See "Ground Transportation" counters in airport terminal for direct phone line for on-site reservations.
  • Reservation Number: 1-800-BLUE VAN
  • Cost is approximately $25.

Bus from LaGuardia Airport to Port Authority/Penn Station

  • See "Ground Transportation" counters in airport terminal.
  • Carey Bus leaves from the airport every 20-30 minutes (6:40 a.m.-midnight).
  • Cost is $13.00 one way.
  • Travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

Bus From John F. Kennedy International Airport to Port Authority/Penn Station

  • See "Ground Transportation" counters in airport terminal.
  • NY Airport Service Express Bus leaves from airport every 15-30 minutes (6:40 a.m.-3:30 a.m.)
  • Travel time is approximately one hour.

Bus From Newark Liberty International Airport to Port Authority

  • See "Ground Transportation" counters in airport terminal.
  • "Olympia" Bus leaves from the airport every 5-10 minutes. (5:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.).
  • Cost is $10.00 in each direction.
  • Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Once at Port Authority Bus Terminal, use the "By Bus" directions above.

 
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