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March 11-13, 2018 Javits Convention Center · NYC

Getting to the Show

EVENT LOCATION 

Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street at 11th Avenue
New York, NY
(T) 212-216-2000
Direction: Google Map to Javits Convention Center

GETTING AROUND NYC

Faster & Easier Than Ever; Take the 7 to the Show!
You can easily get to the Javits Center from Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, Penn Station, and beyond. The 7 Line Subway has now been extended to 34th Street and 11th Avenue, just steps from the Javits Center. The 7 Line intersects with 18 out of 24 lines, more than any other line in the system, providing convenient access to and from the show! 

The best way to get around NYC is through a combination of walking and mass transit. NYC’s subways and buses are inexpensive, operate 24/7, provide a fun way to extend sightseeing and get you where you need to go, fast. Other interborough connections include ferries and even an aerial tramway.

Getting an MTA MetroCard is your first step to navigating the City by subway or bus. You can purchase a MetroCard at any subway station from multilingual machines (which accept cash, ATM cards and credit cards) or booth attendants.

Riders can choose pay-per-ride or an unlimited-ride MetroCard.  A single subway or bus ride is $2.75. The unlimited MetroCard enables users to ride as often as they like within a fixed time period: seven days or 30 days. Varying discounts are given when purchasing multiple rides, and for seniors (age 65 and up) and disabled riders. See the map of New York City’s subway and bus system.

TAXI CABS
The City’s yellow fleet of taxicabs is regulated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). Taxicabs operate 24 hours, provide door-to-door service and accept cash or credit cards. To hail a taxi, stand at the curb and look for a yellow cab with an illuminated white number on top. Off-duty cabs display the illuminated words “Off Duty” on the same sign.

There is a minimum meter fare of $2.50, and prices increase based on the distance and duration of the trip (assume prices are higher during peak rush-hour traffic). Surcharges apply to the meter price Monday–Friday, 4–8pm and nightly, 8pm–6am. Drivers appreciate a 15–20 percent gratuity at the end of a trip. Bridge and tunnel tolls are extra (and not included in the taxi’s metered fare). For further details, visit nyc.gov/taxi or call the City’s information hotline, 311.

GETTING TO THE JAVITS CENTER FROM AIRPORT
For those traveling by air, the City is served by seven area airports. Of these, three are major hubs: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) are both in Queens, while Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is located in neighboring New Jersey. These three airports provide access to the City via taxis, buses, subways, trains and private limo car services.

JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (JFK) TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN:
Taxi: $45 flat fare (flat rate), plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 45–60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI

Subway: $7.75 ($5 for the AirTrain from JFK, plus $2.75 for the subway); 60–75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan from the A subway line at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport station or the E, J, Z subway lines and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK Airport station

Public Bus: $2.75 (with free transfer to subway line into Manhattan); 60–75 minutes to Midtown on Q10 bus to the Ozone Park/Lefferts Blvd. A train subway station

Private bus & van companies: $16–$20; Higher for private limo car services

NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (EWR) TO MIDTOWN MANHATTAN
Taxi: Service to Midtown Manhattan is via New Jersey–regulated taxis. Metered fares range $60–$75 (plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity). During weekday rush hours (6–9 a.m. and 4–7 p.m.) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, noon–8 p.m.), there is a $5 surcharge to anywhere in New York State, except Staten Island. When traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $15 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity.

Private bus & van companies: $16–$20; Higher for private limo car services

LAGUARDIA AIRPORT (LGA) TO MANHATTAN
Taxi: Metered fare: approximately $25–$35, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 20–30 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 212-NYC-TAXI

Public Bus: $2.75; 45–60 minutes to the Upper West Side via direct service on the M60 bus; for subway connections, board the Queens Q33 bus and disembark at either the 82nd St./Jackson Heights subway station (for 7 subway line) or the Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave. subway station (for 7, E, F, M or R subway lines); add an additional 15–20 minutes for subway into Midtown Manhattan

Private bus & van companies: $12–$20; Higher for private limo car service
Information provided by nyc & company – nycgo.com

Special-Service Needs

New York City is committed to ensuring accessibility for everyone with special needs, and has equipped all buses with lifts for those in wheelchairs and those who have difficulty climbing stairs. In addition, many subway stations contain elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Subways also have automated voices indicating stops, and all buses and select subway stations are wheelchair accessible. Many street-hail taxicabs also accommodate wheelchairs. Passengers with disabilities are eligible for reduced fares on most mass-transit trips. For more information about NYC accessibility, call the City’s hotline (311 or 212-NEW-YORK) or the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (212-788 2830, TTY: 212-788 2838 or go to nyc.gov/mopd) or visit NYC & Company’s website.

WHEELCHAIR/SCOOTER RENTALS:
Motorized personal transporters, scooters and similar vehicles are not permitted in the Javits Center absent a compelling need, coupled with assurances of safe operation and adequate insurance coverage provided by Event Management, all of which must be approved by the Javits Center at least 30 days in advance. Motorized devices are permitted for use by people with mobility impairments as described in the “Accessibility” information on the Javits Center’s website. The Javits Center offers personal mobility vehicles for rent during events, and individuals interested in renting such a vehicle can call 212.216.2196 or order one here.