Travel and Hotel Information

Location

Curran Center Lincoln Center events are usually held in the 12th Floor Faculty Lounge of the 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.

Hotels

These three hotels 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
212-362-7700

Fordham Rate: $179 for Double, Queen, or King size bed

$149 for a Standard or Full sized bed. 

The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
212-265-7400

Newly renovated and with many amenities; close to the Lincoln Center campus.

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

Fordham Rate: $165 for Standard Queen

Upgraded Room Types: Superior Queen $180; Deluxe Queen $195

To find other rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites:

Note: 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

Upscale, high design boutique hotel near Fordham.

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

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
230 East 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
212-355-0300
info@thepodhotel.com

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
askus@gershwinhotel.com

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
chelsealodge@mindspring.com

A bed-and-breakfast, generally agreed to be clean if a little spare. Bathrooms are shared unless you book a suite.