Logistical Information

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.


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

Teacher’s College Guest Rooms

517 West 121st Street, New York, NY 10025

Phone: 212-678-3235, E-mail: housing@tc.columbia.edu

Rates start at $147 per night


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


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

2175 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Phone: (212) 362-7700

Email: hbfom@triumphhotels.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


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

Phone: 800-509-7598

Email: ah-sales@arthousehotelnyc.com

Rates start at $450 per night

The Wallace

242 W 76th Street, New York, NY 10023

Phone: +1 800-833-9622, Email: info@thewallace.com

Rates starting at $350 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?

This information is also available as a map!

  • Blue Java Café Lerner Hall, 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
  • Carleton Lounge Mudd Building (Engineering School), main floor – Hot entrees, salad bar, soups, sandwiches, and snacks
  • 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
  • Hamilton – 1129 Amsterdam Ave, between 115th and 116th Streets – Sandwiches, coffee, and snacks
  • Jin Ramen3183 Broadway, between Tiemann Place & 125th Street – Ramen noodle shop
  • Joe Coffee CompanyDodge Hall – Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, soda
  • 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
  • Mel’s Burger Bar – 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
  • Pisticci – 125 La Salle Street, up Broadway near 125th – Italian restaurant
  • Pret a Manger – 2955 Broadway, at 116th – Ready made sandwiches, soups, and salads; serves breakfast
  • Shake Shack – 2957 Broadway, at 116th Street – Burgers, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.