Authorship and Authority:

Barking Abbey and Its Texts

Martin E. Segal Theatre

Dedicated to the memory of Jo Ann McNamara

CUNY Graduate Center, September 11, 2009

Travel and Hotel Information

Travel Information

The Graduate Center, City University of New York is located at:

365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th Streets, diagonally across from the Empire State Building

The Graduate Center is within walking distance of most public transportation terminals:

a) Grand Central Station [42nd street between Lexington and Madison].
b) Penn Station [32nd Street and 7th Avenue].
c) Port Authority [42nd Street and 8th Avenue].
d) Path Train [34th and 6th Ave].
e) Pier 11 from Port Imperial in New Jersey. This method of transportation from NJ is highly recommended.
Check: York Waterway Ferry
f) Subway lines: # 6 [33rd and Park Ave]; # 1 [34 and 7th Ave]; B, D, F, Q, V, N, R, W [34th Street and 6th Ave] and # 7 [5th Ave and 42nd].


Parking garages are at the following locations:

325 Fifth Avenue, 9 West 35th Street and 53 East 33rd Street.

To find good rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites:
Note that you must add 13.375% taxes, $2 city occupancy tax and a $1.50 Javits Center fee to the hotel rate to calculate the total cost.

See also New York's Best of the Web, link provided below, for suggestions.

Beacon Hotel                                                
2130 Broadway                                              
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-1100 (ext. 623)

Buckingham Hotel                                         
101 West 57th St. at 6th Ave.                          
New York, NY 10019                                        
(212) 246-1500
Small but sophisticated hotel near Carnegie Hall.

Club Quarters                                                 
25 West 51st St.                                               
New York, NY 10019                                    
(212) 575-0006
Two other locations are at 40 West 45th St. and 52 William St.

226 West 52nd Street                                       
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-0100
Large hotel located near Times Square.

Dream NY
210 West 55th Street                                   
New York, NY 10019                                
(212) 247-2000                                          
Reservations: (866) 437-3266
Upscale, high design boutique hotel.

Hudson Hotel                                                
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle            
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-6000
Very stylish hotel. 

The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street                                         
New York, NY 10023                                    
(212) 265-7400
Recently re-opened with new amenities.

Less Expensive Accommodations
Try for reviews from native New Yorkers and tourists alike.

The Pod Hotel                                              
230 East 51st Street                                      
New York, NY 10022                                  
(212) 355-0300

Gershwin Hotel                                          
7 E. 27th St.                                                 
New York, NY 10016                                 
Tel: (212) 545-8000
Fax: (212) 684-5546

Chelsea Hostel                                           
251 W 20th St                                           
New York, NY 10011                              
(212) 647-0010                                                           

Hostelling International                           
891 Amsterdam Ave.                                  
New York NY, 10025
T: +1 (212) 932.2300
F: +1 (212) 932.2574
This is at the corner of 103rd and Amsterdam on the Upper West Side.  It’s in easy walking distance of several subway lines.

Central Park Hostel
19 West 103rd Street                                  
New York, NY 10025                              
tel: (212) 678-0491                                   
fax: (212) 678-0453                         
This is right off Central Park in the Morningside Heights/Harlem area.  Subways and buses are easily accessible.

Chelsea Lodge                                       
318 W 20th St                                           
New York, NY 10011
(212) 243-4499
A bed-and-breakfast, generally agreed to be clean if a little spare.  Bathrooms are shared unless you book a suite.

YMCA of New York
This site offers centralized listings for the New York YMCA guest lodgings located throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens:

Further Information
For other questions regarding the conference, please contact us at the Center for Medieval Studies: by phone: 718-817-4655 by fax: 718-817-3987; or by email at


Last modified: April 6, 2009
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