The French of Outremer:
Communities and Communications in the
Crusading Mediterranean

34th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies
Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Saturday, March 29-30, 2014

Click here to visit our French of Outremer website.

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:
Holiday Inn (440 West 57st St.; between 9th Ave & 10th Ave; 212-765-7069),
Allied Garage (425 West 59th St.; between 9th Ave & 10th Ave; 212-246-7220),
Prior Parking (West 61st St.; between Columbus & Broadway; 212-245-9594),
and Central Parking (345 West 58th St.; between 9th Ave & Broadway; 212-582-7110).
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).

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

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.

The three hotels listed below have special rates for Fordham 2014 conference attendees
Attendees must call the hotel (not book online) and ask for the
"Fordham Rate."

Hotel Belleclaire                                                Rates
250 W. 77th St.       
                                      $169 Standard/Deluxe
New York, NY 10024     
(212) 362-7700

The Empire Hotel                                              Rates
44 West 63rd Street 
                                    $263 Queen                            
New York, NY 10023

(212) 265-7400
Newly renovated and with many amenities; close to the Lincoln Center campus.

Hudson Hotel                                                Rates
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle
           $279 Queen
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-6000
Very stylish hotel conveniently located near Fordham.

Hotels To find other rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites:
Note that you must add 14.75% taxes, and a $3.50 occupancy fee per night to the hotel rate to calculate the total cost. To calculate distances, note that the conference venue is at 60th St. and Columbus (9th) Ave., in the Lowenstein Building of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. For those who put price above comfort and proximity, see below under Cheaper Accommodations for some other options.

Below are nearby hotels which do not offer a Fordham rate.

Hampton Inn – Times Square North       
851 Eighth Avenue, at 51st Street 
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-4100
Includes hot breakfast and is part of the Hilton hotel system.

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

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


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 for reviews from native New Yorkers and tourists alike.

The Pod Hotel                                      
230 East 51st Street  
New York, NY 10022   
(212) 355-0300    
Forward-thinking and hip. More sophisticated and diverse than a hostel scene. Rather recently opened, and one of the most reasonably priced hotels in the city.

Gershwin Hotel                                          
7 E. 27th Street   
New York, NY 10016   
Tel: (212) 545-8000
Fax: (212) 684-5546
Self-consciously hip boutique hotel in easy walking distance to some of New York’s biggest attractions.

Chelsea Lodge                                         
318 W 20th Street     
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.



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


·General Information
·Conference Program
·Travel and Hotel Information


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Last modified: January 2013
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