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NEAIR PDS Workshop Onsite Registration & Directions


Friday July 19, 2013

8:30 am - Onsite Registration for morning/full-day sessions, and

12:30 pm - Onsite Registration for afternoon sessions.


9th floor of the Albert and Vera List Academic Center (The List Center) - look for The New School banners hanging outside of the building.
The New School
6 East 16th Street,
New York, New York 10011

The New School Campus Map

The New School Directions Webpage for getting there by car or mass transit


At the front desk on the 1st floor, please show security your ID to be admitted to the 9th floor.

Session room assignments will be emailed with registration confirmation.

General Tips to Orient Yourself in NYC

In the area you will be, here are some general tips to get oriented

5th Avenue and 7th Avenue: traffic heads south

6th Avenue: traffic heads north (also, landmarks: north is the Empire State Building, south is the World Trade Center)

The blocks between avenues are long blocks

The blocks between streets are short blocks

Directions from NJ Transit, Penn Station (here’s the best map of Penn Station we’ve found on the web:

Option 1: more walking, don’t need to leave Penn Station

In the station, from the NJ transit area head west towards the Main Concourse. Follow signs to the subway (northmost part of Penn Station), which will be downstairs

Take the south-bound 1 train toward South Ferry (4 stops), 2 train toward Flatbush(1 stop) or 3 train towards New Lots (1 stop) train to the 14th Street station. Try to exit the station at 14th st (if you don’t it’s not the worst thing – you will end up on 13th street. In this case, head north on 7th [against traffic] to 14th street). Head east on 14th street (landmark: you will see yellow and black Pratt banners on a right-hand side building). You will walk two long blocks until you hit 5th Avenue. Make a left on 5th. Walk two blocks and make a right on 16th street. Look for New School banners on the left-hand side of the street.

Option 2: less walking, involves leaving Penn

From NJ transit area (on the East side of the station) – exit the station to the east onto 7th avenue, head north on 7th ave (against traffic). Make a right on West 33rd (landmark: Empire State Building is ahead of you). Walk 1 long block to 6th ave, make a left on 6th ave. about ¾ of the way to West 34th, there will be the 34th st-Herald Square Station (N,Q,R). Take the N towards Coney Island – Stillwell 3 stops. Exit at 14 St Union Sq.

There are 3 exits from the Union Square Station. If you exit on 14th st, head west on 14th (the park will be to your right). Make a right on University Place/Union Square West. Go two blocks and make a left on E 16th St. ¾ down the block on the left, look for New School banners on the right-hand side of the street.

Directions From Grand Central Station

Take the south-bound 4 train towards Crown Heights-Utica Ave (1 stop), 5 train towards Bowling Green (1 stop) , or the 6 train towards Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (1 stop) to 14 Street Union Square.

Exit the station and head west (on 14th street, the park will be to your right. If you take 15th or 16th you will cut through the park). Make a right on 5th avenue and a left on 16th. 6 E 16th street is about ¾ of the way down the block on the right-hand side of the street. Look for New School banners

Directions From the PATH Train

Exit on 14th Street, make a right from the station. You will be right next to an Urban Outfitters. Keep going north (with traffic) two blocks to 16th Street. Make a right, walk past 5th ave and ¾ of a block past 5th avenue on the left-hand side of the street is 6E 16th Street. Look for New School banners.

Should you have any travel difficulties or need assistance in getting to The New School on July 19th, please call Paula Maas (908/217-8969) or Bruce Szelest (518/229-8101).

Local Arrangements

  • Lunch is on your own, or join a lunch group, at one of the numerous local venues located nearby.

  • Join Us After the Workshops for a Social Hour!

    Come join the Manhattan IR Group, a social gathering of local IR professionals,after the PDS Drive-In workshops at Amity Hall (, a local bar in Greenwich Village with great food and an amazing beer selection. We will be meeting in the lobby between the front door and the security gates at 4:15 (if you’re a tiny bit late we’ll wait for you – no worries). Enjoy a 15-minute scenic walk down Fifth Avenue and through Washington Square Park. There is also the option of meeting us at the destination itself: 80 West 3rd St.

  • Workshop location: Click here for information on getting there by car or mass transit. Getting into and out of NYC by mass transit is easier than you think so leave the car at home or at a train station on the outskirts. Contact Bruce Szelest at or (518) 437-4928 with questions about mass transit options.

  • Hotel Information - The Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel and Conference Center has a number of rooms available for July 18 and July 19, if interested. Book your room from the Sheraton Central Reservations Office at 1-855-873-6559. Rates currently $134 and up per night. Rooms are more expensive if you book with the hotel directly, so call the number above. No NEAIR rate, just the general rate. The Sheraton provides a free (10-15 minute) shuttle to the Secaucus Junction, NJ train station, and then it is a about a 15-20 minute train ride to NY’s Pennsylvania Station ($4 each way). You can leave your car at the Sheraton, and there is no parking charge for hotel guests.

  • Fun Things Close By:

    Union Square Farmer's Market:

    Market website

About the market and public spaces in NYC

This PDS Workshop is in the BIG city – NYC - on a Friday, in the city that never sleeps. You might want to think about extending your trip to the city into the weekend. Visit for happenings and things to do in NYC.

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