2010 USIH Conference

Useful Information And Links

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[Updated: August 21, 2010]

Conference Center

Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Nearby Hotels, Food, and Entertainment

This map contains hotel, food, and entertainment sites. It will be continuously updated between now and the conference. We expect to have more hotel information, in particular, within the next few weeks.

Travel Notes

The Center for the Humanities is in the Midtown area of Manhattan.

If you’re flying into __(pick below)____, here are some tips (thanks to Matthew Cotter):

a. JFK. Located east in Brooklyn. The cab fare is a flat rate, excluding tip. Has an “AirTrain,” but it does not take one into Manhattan but only to the Subway.

b. LaGuardia. Located in/near Queens. Presents traffic problems at midday, and lacks transportation options. Cabs cost roughly $45 to Midtown, but there are some shuttles (somewhat unreliable). LaGuardia offer bus options that drop one near Grand Central Terminal (for roughly ($12-15 per person). From there one can either walk (about 10 mins) or jump in a taxi ($6) to midtown. If you take the bus, however, traffic may be a problem. If you don’t mind that, you can get some scenic views of the Manhattan skyline along the way. [BTW/FYI: “Grand Central Station” is a post office, not a rail terminal.]

c. Newark, NJ. They have a fantastically updated train network that brings you right into the heart of Midtown (Penn Station @ 34th Street). You would be about 5 mins. away by foot, or there is a fleet of taxis outside to deposit one at hotels. “AirTrain” costs roughly the same as the bus from LaGuardia but is far quicker. And maybe–maybe–the flight might be slightly less expensive.