32nd Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies
Travel and Hotel 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 Alfred Car Park (161 West 61st St.; 212-397-8949), Allied Garage (425 West 59th St.; 212-246-7220), Performance Parking (160 West 66th St., between Amsterdam and Broadway; 212-769-0134), and Regent Garage (45 West 61st St.; 212-245-9594). To receive the reduced rates, you must validate your parking ticket at the Front Security Desk on the ground floor of the Lowenstein building (113 W. 60th Street).
Fordham is also about one mile from Penn Station train station and one-half mile from the Port Authority bus station. NYC is served by three airports: LaGuardia and JFK in New York, and Newark in New Jersey.
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
*When booking with hotels noted below, mention that you would like the Fordham rate, and you should be booked with the corporate rate that Fordham has arranged with the hotel, as noted here. The Main Conference Hotel is the Belleclaire.
*The Empire Hotel
Hampton Inn – Times Square North
Cheaper Accommodations For those who put price above comfort, you may want to try one of these lower-priced alternatives. Some lower-priced hotels have opened recently with young, hip travelers in mind, so you might even discover a gem. If none of these are suitable, try http://www.yelp.com/nyc for reviews from native New Yorkers and tourists alike.
The Pod Hotel Rates
Gershwin Hotel Rates
Chelsea Lodge Rates
Further Information For other questions regarding the conference, please contact us at the Center for Medieval Studies: by phone at 718-817-4655; by fax at 718-817-3987; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 261, f. 38, reproduced by kind permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
·Travel and Hotel Information