Getting to New York City

New York City is served by the major airports John F. Kennedy International (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), and LaGuardia (LGA). There are smaller regional airports nearby as well. All New York City area airports can be searched using the IATA code "NYC". All airports are connected to the city via public transportation running 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Penn Station is the primary long-range train station and one of the commuter train destinations, with Grand Central Terminal and several other subway stations providing additional connections from commuter rail. Most incoming regional bus service arrives at or near the Port Authority Bus Terminal, or in Chinatown in downtown Manhattan.

Columbia University is on the New York City Subway 1 train, at 116th street. The M60 bus provides direct service to LaGuardia airport. Connections to Newark Liberty International Airport are available through New Jersey Transit, and connections to John F. Kennedy International Airport are available through the New York City Subway or the Long Island Railroad. Train stations are connected to Columbia via the New York City Subway.

The directions given on Columbia University's student affairs website might be useful

Unfortunately, the DebConf organizers will not be able to provide parking for attendees, including those staying in our residence halls. The DebConf organizers highly recommend not driving into Manhattan - if you must drive, consider parking outside the city and taking mass transit in. Understand that driving in the city is extremely frustrating, time-consuming, and parking is expensive.

There is sufficient bike parking for attendees in the area, and on-campus.

In New York City

There is an incredible amount of New York City travel and tourism information available on the Internet, including the city's official tourism website.