The French of England:
Multilingualism in Practice, c. 1100-c. 1500

27th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University
Friday, March 30 - Sunday, April 1, 2007
At the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University
Hotel and Travel Information

Location
The conference venue is the 12th Floor Faculty Lounge of the Leon Lowenstein Building in the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, located at 113 West 60th Street (bounded by West 60th and West 62nd Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). Enter at the corner of Columbus and 60th Street; take the escalator up one level to the bank of elevators on the Plaza Level. Elevators 5 and 6 go directly to the 12th floor; the other elevators go to the 11th floor from where you will have to walk one flight up.

Parking
Reduced-rate parking is available at Preor Parking (212-245-9594) at 40-50 West 61st Street, between Columbus Avenue and Broadway; the rate is $12 for 12 hours. A similar rate is available at Central Parking/Kenny Systems at 345 West 58th Street, between Columbus Avenue and Broadway (212-582-7110). Parking is also available at Allie Parking at 425 West 59th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues at the rate of $9 for 12 hours (212-246-7220). To receive these reduced rates, you must validate their parking ticket at the Front Security Desk at the entrance to Fordham University at 113 W. 60th Street.

Public Transportation
Fordham can be reached by subway (A, B, C, D, 1 and 9 to 59th Street at Columbus Circle), and by city bus (M5, M7, M11, M104).

Hotels
To find good rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites:
http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/hotels_visitors.html
http://www.travelnow.com
http://www.expedia.com

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.

The following hotels provide a limited number of rooms at the Fordham corporate rate; if you wish to take advantage of this rate, please mention that you will be attending a Fordham conference when you make your reservation and ask for the Fordham rate.  To calculate distances, note that the conference venue is at 60th St. and Columbus (8th) Ave., in the Lowenstein Building of the Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus.

Hotel Beacon                                                 $170 standard room
2130 Broadway at 75th Street                           $210 one-bedroom suite
New York, NY 10023
(212) 787-1100
http://www.beaconhotel.com

Buckingham Hotel                                         $209/229 Studio suite
101 West 57th St. at 6th Ave.                            $249/259 One bedroom suite
New York, NY 10019
(212) 246-1500

Club Quarters                                                $214 standard room
25 West 51st St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 575-0006
http://www.clubquarters.com

Hudson Hotel                                                 $239 standard queen
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle                  $299 deluxe queen
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-6000
http://www.hudsonhotel.com

The Essex House                                           $279 Queen Interior Room
160 Central Park South, btwn 6th-7th Ave.        $309 Queen Park View
New York, NY 10019
(212) 484-5143

http://www.jumeirahessexhouse.com

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 medievals@fordham.edu.

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