Logistical Information

Where is the Conference?

Day 1 of the conference will take place in Alfred Lerner Hall on the Columbia University campus. The address is 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, USA. The entrance is on Broadway between 114th and 115th streets. Day 2 will take place in Faculty House at 64 Morningside Drive, New York, NY 10027, USA. Enter the Columbia campus through the gate on 116th and walk around to the right.

Where can I stay?

September is a big travel month in New York, and participants are encouraged to book early! There are thousands of hotels in New York City. We recommend the following for their convenient location close to the Columbia University campus.

Conference organizers have not negotiated preferred rates with any hotels, although many of them offer specials/discounts online, or via telephone for guests of Columbia University. In the past, participants have had good luck finding cheaper rooms using discount travel websites (Priceline, Orbits, Hotels.com, Booking.com, etc.), although ICSD does not endorse any of these sites.

Affordable

International House

500 Riverside Drive (between 122nd and 123rd Street), New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-316-8436, Fax: 212-316-1827

Email: guestrooms@ihouse-nyc.org

Rates start at $125 per night

Landmark Guest Rooms at Union Theological Seminary

3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-280-1313, Fax: 212-280-1488

Email: landmark@uts.columbia.edu

Rates start at $135 per night

Guest Rooms at Teachers College

517 W. 121st Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-678-3235, Fax: 212-678-3222

Email: housing@tc.columbia.edu

Rates start at $135 per night

Broadway Hotel and Hostel

230 West 101 Street (at Broadway), New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-865-7701, Fax: 212-865-2993

Rates start at $60 per night

Hostelling International New York

891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-932-2300, Fax: 212-662-6731

Rates start at $60 per night

YMCA New York City

Multiple locations

Rates start at $180 per night

Royal Park Hotel

258 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-665-7434, Fax: 212-665-3541

Rates start at $163 per night

Mid-Range

The Lucerne Hotel

201 West 79th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-875-1000, 800-492-8122

Rates start at $250 per night

Hotel Newton

2528 Broadway Ave, New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-678-6500, 800-643-5553

Email: newton@newyorkhotel.com

Rates start at $190 per night

Upscale

Hotel Beacon

2130 Broadway (at 75th Street), New York, NY 10023

Phone: 800-572-4969, Fax: 212-724-0839

Rates start at $380 per night

Hotel Belleclaire

250 West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024

Phone: 877-468-3522

Email: reservations@hotelbelleclaire.com

Rates start at $350 per night

Aloft Harlem

2296 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York, New York, 10027

Phone: 212-749-4000, 866-716-8143

Rates start at $269 per night

NYLO

2178 Broadway (at W 77th Street), New York, NY 10024

Phone: 212-362-1100 or 866-391-6956, Fax: 917-441-0295

Email: reservations@nylo-nyc.com

Rates start at $300 per night

Hudson New York

356 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-554-6000

Rates starting at $340 per night

The Travel Inn Hotel

515 West 42nd Street, New York, NY

Phone: 212-695-7171 or 800-869-4630, Fax: 212-967-5025

Rates starting at $300 per night

Where can I eat?

  • Alice’s International Café School of Int’l & Pub. Affairs Bldg, 6th floor – Coffee, pastries, & sandwiches
  • Bernheim & Schwartz 2911 Broadway, between 113th & 114th Streets – Burgers, sandwiches, snacks
  • Bettolona3143 Broadway, between LaSalle & Tiemann Place – Wood stove pizza & pasta entrees
  • Blue Java Café Dodge Hall (Arts & Sciences), main floor – Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and soda
  • Brownie’s Cafe – Avery Hall (School of Architecture), lower level – Soups, salads, and sandwiches
  • Café East Lerner Hall, campus level – Bubble teas, hot teas, smoothies, sushi and dumplings
  • Café 212 Lerner Hall, campus level – Coffee, sodas, snacks, soups, sandwiches, and salads
  • Carleton Lounge Mudd Building (Engineering School), main floor – Hot entrees, salad bar, soups, sandwiches, and snacks
  • Che’ Bella Pizza1215 Amsterdam Ave, between 119th & 120th Streets – Pizza, pasta, gyros, sandwiches and salads
  • Chipotle – 2843 Broadway, between 110th & 111th Streets – Burritos, tacos, and salads
  • Community Food & Juice2893 Broadway, between 112th & 113th Streets – Seasonal, organic food
  • Dig Inn2884 Broadway, between 112th & 113th Streets – Farm-to-table café with hot entrees
  • El Porton3151 Broadway, between LaSalle & Tiemann Place – Burritos, tacos, and quesadillas
  • Famous Famiglia – 2859 Broadway, between 110th & 111th Streets – Pizza by the slice
  • Flat Top Café1241 Amsterdam Ave, between 121st & 122nd Streets –Café & bistro
  • Friedman’s1207 Amsterdam Ave, between 119th & 120th Streets – Variety of seasonal menu items. Many gluten-free options available.
  • Hamilton – 1129 Amsterdam Ave, between 115th and 116th Streets – Sandwiches, coffee, and snacks
  • Jin Ramen3183 Broadway, between Tiemann Place & 125th Street – Ramen noodle shop
  • Kitchenette Restaurant1272 Amsterdam Ave, between 122nd & 123rd Streets – Soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts
  • Le Monde – 2885 Broadway, between 112th & 113th Streets – French bistro
  • Lenfest Café – Greene Hall (Columbia Law School), 2nd floor – Breakfast sandwiches, eggs, deli sandwiches, burgers, sushi, and snacks
  • Massawa Restaurant 1239 Amsterdam Ave, between 120th & 121st Streets – Ethiopian & Eritrean
  • Max Caffe1262 Amsterdam Avenue, between 122nd & 123rd Streets – Breakfast, panini, salads, coffee, drinks
  • Mel’s Burger – 2850 Broadway, between 110th & 111th Streets – Burgers and salads
  • Milano Market – 2892 Broadway, between 112th & 113th Streets – Deli with salads and sandwiches
  • Morton Williams – 2941 Broadway, between 115th and 116th StreetsGrocery store with sandwiches and salads to go
  • Oasis Jimma Juice Bar 3163 Broadway, between LaSalle & Tiemann Place – Healthy juice and smoothies, salads, Ethiopian food
  • Pinkberry – 2873 Broadway, between 111th & 112th Streets – Frozen yogurt
  • Serafina 1260 Amsterdam Avenue, between 122nd & 123rd Streets – Pizza, pasta, and seafood
  • Starbucks – 2929 Broadway, between 113th and 114th Streets – Coffee, sandwiches, salads
  • Subsconscious – 1213 Amsterdam Ave, between 119th & 120th Streets – Made-to-order sandwiches
  • Sweetgreen2937 Broadway, at 115th Street – Soups & salads made-to-order
  • Symposium – 544 W 113 St, between Amsterdam and Broadway – Greek restaurant
  • The Heights Bar & Grill – 2867 Broadway, between 111th & 112th Streets – Burgers, salads, & entrees
  • The Mill2895 Broadway, between 112th & 113th Streets – Korean cuisine
  • Tom’s Restaurant – 2880 Broadway – between 112th & 113th Streets – Traditional NY diner (soups, sandwiches, milkshakes) made famous by Seinfeld
  • Uris Deli Uris Hall, (Graduate School of Business), main floor – Sandwiches, pastries, sodas, snacks, coffee, soups, and sushi
  • Vine – 2955 Broadway, between 115th and 116th Streets – Sushi and teriyaki
  • Westside Market 2840 Broadway, at 110th Street – Grocery store with sandwiches, salads, hot entrees, and desserts to go

How do I get from the airport to Columbia University?

New York is served by several international airports: La Guardia, John F. Kennedy International, and Newark International (in New Jersey). Cost can vary greatly depending on the airport of arrival and departure; we encourage participants to compare alternate itineraries.  Detailed travel directions to the Columbia campus by car, train, bus, or public transportation are available from Columbia University.