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Columbia University is easily accessible from John F. Kennedy (JFK) International, Newark International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA) airports. Average one-way taxi fare to Columbia, or to area hotels, including tolls, is approximately $65 from JFK or Newark, or $40 from LaGuardia. Tips are customary and additional. 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 at discounted rates.
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
Fax: +1 212-678-6758
Single rooms are available at the discounted rate of $200 per night, excluding taxes. Rooms with two beds are available for $240 per night, excluding taxes. These rates will be available until all discounted rooms have been booked or until May 12, 2019, 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 at the Hotel Newton: Please call the hotel at +1 212-678-6500 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern Time or send an email to email@example.com. Please be sure to mention that you are with the "ICELW 2019 Group" when making a reservation.
Hotel Beacon NYC
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
New York, NY 10023
Phone: +1 212-787-1100
King Studio rooms are available at the discounted rate of $295 per night, excluding taxes, for either single or double occupancy. Double Studio rooms are available at the discounted rate of $315 per night, excluding taxes, for either single or double occupancy.
These rates will be available until all discounted rooms have been booked or until April 11, 2019, 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 at the Hotel Beacon: please use the following link:
or call the hotel at +1 212-787-1100, extension 2, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern time. When calling, be sure to mention the "ICELW 2019 Group."
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://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html.