Accommodations and Travel
Columbia University is easily accessible from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International, Newark International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA) airports (LGA serves domestic flights only). Average one-way taxi fare to Columbia, or to area hotels, is approximately $65 from JFK or Newark, or $40 from LaGuardia. Taxis within New York City--covering those from both JFK and LaGuardia Airports--are now required to take credit cards. Taxis from Newark Airport may require cash payment. Train and car service options are also available. If you take a taxi from the airport, please use an authorized taxi from a taxi stand at the airport.
From within Manhattan, Columbia University is served by the number 1 subway train (red line) at the 116th St. stop. Please note that the 2 and 3 trains on the red line do not serve Columbia.
Conference Hotel and Dormitory Information
Both hotel and dormitory options have been made available for ICELW participants.
We are pleased to offer two discounted hotel options near the conference venue:
2528 Broadway (between 94th and 95th Streets)
New York, NY 10025
Phone: +1 212-678-6500
Standard rooms with one queen bed or are available at the discounted rate of $175 per night, excluding taxes. Deluxe rooms with two double beds are available for $205 per night, excluding taxes.
These rates will be available until all discounted rooms have been booked or until April 9, 2015, whichever comes earlier. Room dates for this rate include the dates of the conference
and surrounding dates, subject to availability, for those who wish to arrive earlier or stay later.
To make a reservation: Please visit www.thehotelnewton.com and click the Reservations tab. Enter "ICELW" into the Promo Code box on this page to receive the discounted rate. [Please Note: The "Quick Reservations" box on the Newton's home page does not allow promo codes; you'll need to click the Reservations tab to get to the full Reservations page
Hotel Beacon NYC
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: +1 212-787-1100, extension 2
Fax: +1 212-724-0839
Studio rooms are available at the discounted rate of $279 per night, excluding taxes. These rooms have a bedroom with a king bed, queen bed, or two double beds, a kitchenette and a private marble bathroom. One-bedroom suites are also available, at $325 per night, excluding taxes.
These rates will be available until all discounted rooms have been booked or until April 25, 2015, whichever comes earlier. Room dates for this rate include the dates of the conference and, subject to availability, surrounding dates for those who wish to arrive earlier or stay later.
To make a reservation: please call the hotel between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Eastern time, and identify yourself as being with the ICELW Group when making your reservation.
Dormitory rooms are available through the Summer Conference Housing office at Teachers College at Columbia University. More information and the application form are available here.
Getting Around New York
New York is a very walkable city; in addition, taxis are readily available, and the subway and bus systems serve New York City and the surrounding areas.
The official subway map is available at http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm. Another useful, independent site for determining the best route via subway, bus, and or walking is at www.hopstop.com
The ICELW 2015 conference and expo will be held from June 10-12, 2015, at Columbia University in New York.