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Travel and Hotel Information

Please note: These rates are from the 2014 Conference.

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 conference attendees.
Attendees must call the hotel (not book online) and ask for the
“Fordham Rate.”

Hotel Belleclaire
250 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024
Rate: $169 Double Bed or Deluxe King

The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
Rate: $189
Newly renovated and with many amenities; close to the Lincoln Center campus. To reserve at the Fordham rate, guests must call and provide their name and credit card number.

Hudson Hotel
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
Rate: $200 Queen
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
Includes hot breakfast and is part of the Hilton hotel system.

Dream NY
210 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
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
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.

Chelsea Lodge
318 W 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
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