2020 AATK
ANNUAL CONFERENCE

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF KOREAN


Local Info


By Air

From LaGuardia, take the M60 bus. This bus comes all the way into Manhattan and lets passengers off at 120th and Amsterdam. From there it’s a short walk to Columbia University.

From JFK, you should take AirTran to Jamaica Station. Here you can access the NYC subway system and board an E train towards Manhattan. You can switch from the E to the 1 train towards the Bronx at 42nd Street Port Authority and get off at the 116th street station. From there it’s a short walk to Columbia University.

From Newark, other than a cab, you might consider taking the express bus to NYC. Take the express bus to the 42nd Street Port Authority stop and transfer to the 1 train towards the Bronx. Get off the train at the 116th street station. From there it’s a short walk to Columbia University.

Cabs can be taken from all airports to Columbia University. However, be sure to only use the official cab stand at each terminal. You will see signs in the airport directing you to this cab stand. Tell the dispatcher you are going to Manhattan, and then when in the cab, tell the driver your destination (Columbia University, your hotel address, etc.). Visit airport websites for more information about the location of these stands and pricing. Do NOT take offered rides from random people in the airport as these are illegal and often a scam.

You can also use rideshare apps such as Lyft or Uber. The apps will direct you where to go for pickup.

 

By New York City Public Transit

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood. 

Please note: if you begin your subway journey on the #2 or #3 express train, be certain to transfer at 96th Street to the #1 train, as the #2 and #3 trains turn away from Manhattan’s Upper West Side before 116th Street.

Maps of bus and subway routes are available on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority MTA website.

 

By Intercity Train or Bus

Train service to New York arrives at Grand Central Terminal or Penn Station; bus service arrives at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. From any of these locations, public transportation or taxicab service is available to the campus.

 

By Car

The GPS address of the Visitors Center, Morningside Heights campus, is 535 West 116th Street New York, New York 10027 

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood.

The TC transportation page and the MTA website provides useful information about the various public transportation options in NYC. 

Click to see a list of parking information around near Morningside Heights campus.

Information on parking near the Morningside Heights campus also may be found on the Visit Columbia website

Jin Ramen(Japanese restaurant)

462 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

(646) 657-0755

 

Junzi Kitchen(Chinese restaurant)
2896 Broadway btw 112nd and 113rd
(917) 261-2497

 

Sweet Greens

311 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

(212) 496-4081

 

Dig inn

2884 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(212) 776-4047

 

Pret-A-Manager

2955 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

(212) 666-2545

 

H Mart

2828 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(646) 952-0442

 

Click to see more of recommended restaurants and cafes near Columbia University.

JOE COFFEE

2950 Broadway Pulitzer Hall, New York, NY 10027

(212) 924-7400

 

KURO KUMA

121 La Salle St, New York, NY 10027

(917) 972-4774

 

GONG CHA (Bubble Tea)

2810 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(646) 850-6566

 

MAX CAFFE

1262 Amsterdam Ave at 122nd St

(212) 531-1210

 

Click to see more of recommended restaurants and cafes near Columbia University.

THINGS TO DO NEAR CAMPUS

 

Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747

 

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery

1190 Amsterdam Ave. MC 5502, 926 Schermerhorn Hall, New York City, NY 10025

 

Central Park

59th to 110th Street, Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022

 

CAMPUS TOUR

LINK

 

Food in NYC

 

Click to see a list of recommended restaurants and cafes in NYC.

 

Get Around NYC

 

Walking

NYC is a very walkable city. During the conference, we highly recommend walking through Columbia’s campus. You’ll find you can get most places in the five boroughs just by using public transportation and walking! However, like any major city you should be aware of your surroundings especially at night.

 

By New York City Public Transit

Five bus lines (M4, M5, M11, M60, M104) and one subway line (the No. 1 local) serve the Columbia neighborhood.

The TC transportation page and the MTA website provides useful information about the various public transportation options in NYC. 

 

Cabs, Lyft, and Uber

Cabs can be hailed from the sidewalk on most NYC streets. Most cabs take cash or credit card. Only use official yellow or green taxi cabs as these are the only cabs licensed to operate in the city. Lyft and Uber also operate throughout the city.