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Travel to New York City

Travel to New York City by Plane

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer discounted airfares for Youth Business Summit travel.

Book Online: Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. When booking online, select Book Your Flight and this will bring you to the Book A Flight page. Enter the ticket designator/meeting code (NMPQW) in the box provided.

Book by Phone: Call our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. Refer to the ticket designator/meeting code (NMPQW) to purchase your tickets and your negotiated discount may be applied.

Please note that a Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone.

Airports

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)LaGuardia Airport (LGA)Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Jamaica, Queens, NY 11430
718-244-4444
New York’s largest airport serves more than 90 airlines, most of which are international. It is approximately 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Here’s how to get to Midtown Manhattan from JFK:

  • Taxi: $52.80 flat fare (non-metered), plus $4.50 rush hour surcharge (4 – 8 p.m. weekdays), bridge and tunnel tolls, and gratuity; Passenger is responsible for paying all tolls; 30 to 60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. For more information, call 212-NYC-TAXI or visit the Taxi and Limousine Commission website.
  • AirTrain JFK: $7.75 (includes MTA subway fare); 50 minutes to Midtown Manhattan (children under 5 are free); AirTrain links the airport to the subway and Long Island Rail Road. AirTrain also offers free service between points in the airport.
  • Long Island Rail Road (LIRR): $7.25–$10 (children under 5 are free), depending on time of day (in addition to AirTrain fare) for the trip between LIRR’s Jamaica Station and Penn Station; 20 minutes to Midtown Manhattan (not including AirTrain ride).
  • City bus: For details, visit tripplanner.mta.info.
  • Shuttle busNYC AirporterGo Airlink NYC and SuperShuttle.
  • Subway: $3 for single ride ticket or $2.75 per ride when you purchase/add $5.50 or more to your MetroCard.  For more information, visit NYCgo.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY 11371
718-533-3400
This is New York’s second-largest airport, with nearly 20 airlines serving mostly domestic destinations, as well as Canada and the Caribbean, from four passenger terminals. LaGuardia is on the northern shore of Queens, directly across the East River (about 8 miles from Midtown Manhattan). Here’s how to get to Midtown Manhattan from LaGuardia:

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Newark, NJ 07114
973-961-6000
Newark Airport, with more than 30 airlines (many of which are international), is across the Hudson River from New York City—16 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Here’s how to get to Midtown Manhattan from Newark Liberty:

  • Taxi: Traveling to Manhattan, metered fare; approximately $50 to $75, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 45 to 60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. During weekday rush hours (6–9am and 4–7pm) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, noon–8pm), there is a $5 surcharge for travel to anywhere in New York State except Staten Island. When traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $17.50 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity.
  • AirTrain Newark: Costs vary by destination. AirTrain links the airport to NJ Transit and Amtrak; 45 to 90 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, requiring a transfer from the AirTrain line to the NJ Transit line (be sure to keep your ticket after using it to exit the AirTrain station, as it is also used for the NJ Transit fare). AirTrain also offers free service between points in the airport. Look for signs marked “Monorail/AirTrain Link” (do not follow signs for Ground Transportation).
  • Shuttle bus: NYC AirporterGo Airlink NYCOlympia Airport Express and SuperShuttle.

 

Travel to New York City by Train and Bus

New York City has two main rail stations in Midtown: Grand Central Terminal (on the east side) and Penn Station (on the west side). Each is also served by numerous bus and subway lines. Grand Central is served by Metro-North Railroad, which goes to NYC suburbs in New York and Connecticut. Penn Station is served by the following: Long Island Rail Road, a commuter railroad serving Long Island; Amtrak, the US national passenger railroad, serving many points throughout the country; and NJ Transit, a commuter line serving points in New Jersey.

Train Stations

Grand Central TerminalPenn Station

Grand Central Terminal
Park Ave. and E. 42nd St. (bet. Lexington and Vanderbilt Aves.)
212-532-4900
Grand Central is the main terminal for Metro-North Railroad services. Subway lines here include the 4, 5, 6, 7 and S (shuttle between Grand Central and Times Square).

For City bus details, visit tripplanner.mta.info.

Aside from being a transit hub, Grand Central is also a landmark and an attraction unto itself. The Main Concourse boasts an immense 88,000 square feet of space, and on sunny days is bathed in light from its giant arching windows. Grand Central’s 12-story ceiling is painted with stars and gilded zodiac constellations. Not only might Grand Central be the globe’s most beautiful train station, the 49-acre terminal is also one of the world’s largest. There are numerous shops of all varieties here, including an Apple Store, MAC Cosmetics, Tumi and Kenneth Cole. The dining concourse features a wide selection of eateries, and in Grand Central Market, fresh and prepared foods—ranging from baked goods to gourmet teas—are available.

Penn Station
Seventh to Eighth Aves., bet. W. 31st and W. 33rd st.
Penn Station is the main terminal for Long Island Rail Road, and a terminal for Amtrak and NJ Transit. Subway lines here include the 1, 2, 3, A, C and E.

For City bus details, visit tripplanner.mta.info.

Travel to Youth Business Summit

National Business Plan Competition

Microsoft Technology Center
Address: 11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036
Public Transportation: Take A, C, E, 1, 2, or 3 trains to 42nd Street

Global Business Challenge and Trade Show

Pier 92
Address: 711 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 (closer to 51st St.)
Public Transportation: Take C or E trains to 50th Street, then via M50 bus line. Bus lines M16 and M42 provide service to 42nd Street and 12th Avenue.

On-Site Parking

At Pier 92, 300 on-site parking spaces are available for cars; additional spaces are available for commercial trucks.

Open rooftop parking at Pier 92 is $35 for 10 hours or $40 for 24 hours. Please access Pier 92 parking via the ramp at the intersection of 55th Street and the West Side Highway. All vehicles should follow signs for the NYC Passenger Ship Terminal parking.

Nearby Parking

Rapid Park
W 55th St btw 9th & 10th Aves
7 days / week, 6am – 1am, cash / credit card (no trucks or SUV’s)

GMC Parking
56th St btw 11th & 12th Aves

Central Parking
57th St at 11th Ave
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

Park n Ride
60th St btw 11th & 12th Aves
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

Concerto Garage
59th St btw 10th & 11 Aves
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash only

Driving Directions – Cars

Lincoln Tunnel (from 95) – take 40th St. to 10th Ave. and a left on 55th St.

George Washington Bridge – From NY Side take Rt. 9A, Henry Hudson Parkway south/downtown. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit at 56th St., stay right for thru traffic. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right. Paid parking on roof. Rt. 80 or Palisades Parkway – to George Washington Bridge to NY side and follow directions for Henry Hudson Parkway. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit, at 56th St, stay right. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right.

Garden State Parkway – To exit 153 or N.J. Turnpike to Exit 16E (better). Then Rt. 3 E to Lincoln Tunnel, follow signs for Lincoln Tunnel. Exit tunnel and make left turn, travel north on 10th Ave., and left onto 55th St. Cross 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal.

Holland Tunnel – follow signs for “Uptown” right on Hudson, left on Canal. Proceed four blocks to West St. and turn right. West St. becomes 12th Ave. Follow “Thru Traffic” signs. Continue north on 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal. (Left at 55th St.)

Queens Midtown Tunnel – when exiting bear right to 34th St. Go west on 34th to 12th Ave. Make right turn, go north to 55th St., make a left at 55th St. and follow signs to Terminals.

Triborough Bridge – Follow signs to “Manhattan” and FDR Drive South. Take FDR S to 53rd St. Exit. Take 53rd St. crosstown to 11th Ave. Turn right, go two blocks (55th St.).

Driving Directions – Trucks

Take George Washington Bridge to 178th Street (Truck Route). Turn right onto Broadway. Follow Broadway to 55th Street.Turn right onto W 55th Street. Cross over the West Side Highway and turn left into the Passenger Ship Terminal – Pier 94.

Hotels & Lodging

VE has arranged blocks of rooms at the following hotels. Students, teachers, and guests have until the beginning of March to utilize the blocks at these hotels otherwise they will be released to the public. Schools are responsible for the payments of all hotel rooms. More hotels will be added to this list as opportunities arise. Please note that each hotel is unique and rooms vary in size. We recommend visiting the website prior to making arrangements.

YotelHotel ChandlerWashington Jefferson Hotel Homewood SuitesCourtyard by Marriott Times SquareSpringHill Suites Hotel

Yotel
570 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10036

Rooms Available:
Premium Queens (170sqft); $159-$209 (depending on dates); 2 people per room

Premium Queen with Overhead Bunk (170 sqft); $289 + taxes; 3 people per room (LIMITED SUPPLY)
Dates Available: April 1 – April 6
Cutoff Date: 3/13/2017

To make reservations: Please call (877)  909-6835 and refer to Block Code “YBS2017” or go through this booking link YOTEL-Youth Business Summit

Premium Cabin

Hotel Chandler
12 East 31st Street
New York, NY 10016

Rooms Available:
5 Superior Queen Rooms; 2 people per room

Rates for Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 are $189 + taxes per night
Rates for Monday, April 3 – Wednesday, April 5 are $289 + taxes per night

Cutoff Date: 3/1/2017

To make reservations:
Please call (646) 218-4448 and ask for Youth Business Summit Group Rate or through this booking link – http://www.hotelchandler.com/youth-business-summit/
For other hotels and hostels, please visit Hotels by Area in the 2016 NYC Official Meeting & Event Planner.

Washington Jefferson Hotel
318 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019

Rooms Available:
3 Petite (80sqft – Twin Size Bed); $185+taxes per room, 1 person per room
10 Standard Queen or Full Bedded Rooms (150 – 180sqft); $225+taxes per room, 2 people per room
5 Two Queen Bedded Rooms (200 sqft); $265+taxes per room, 4 people per room
Dates Available: April 1 – April 6
Cutoff Date: 3/1/2017

To make reservations:
Contact Sales Department via e-mail sales@wjhotel.com or phone (212) 277-8312
*Please refer to Youth Business Summit 2017

Homewood Suites
312 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Rooms Available:

​10 ​King Bed Efficiency Studio with Sofa; $269 + taxes per night/room​; 3 people per room; $30 extra for 3rd guest

Dates Available: Saturday, April 1 – Thursday, April 6

Cutoff Date: 3/1/2017

To make reservations: Book online using this booking link or call (646) 787-8821 and mention Virtual Enterprises/Group Code: VTE.

Courtyard by Marriott Times Square
114 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018

Rooms Available:
10 Guest Rooms with 2 Double Beds; $269+taxes per night/room; 4 people per room. Complimentary breakfast is available 6:30 AM – 11 AM on weekdays (Mon – Fri) and 7 AM – 12 PM on weekends.

Dates Available: Saturday, April 1 – Thursday, April 6

Cutoff Date: March 3, 2017

To make reservations:
Please call (800) 321-2211 and mention “Virtual Enterprises International 2017 Youth Business Summit” or through this booking link

SpringHill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue
25 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Rooms Available:
King; $259; 2 people per room
Doubles: $259; 4 people per room

Complimentary Breakfast: Mon – Fri: 6:30 – 9 a.m.; Sat – Sun: 7 – 9:30 a.m.

Cutoff Date: 3/13/2017

To make reservations: Visit booking link – Youth Business Summit or call (212) 391-2255 and mention Youth Business Summit.

Tourist Discounts and Broadway Shows

Please enjoy a complimentary 2017 Delegate Discount Pass from our friends at NYC & Company, the ultimate guide to exclusive savings at participating member restaurants and attractions throughout the City.

2017 Delegate Discount Pass

Link to discounted broadway show tickets – http://www.nycgo.com/broadway
Link to discounted attractions – http://www.nycgo.com/things-to-do/tours-in-nyc/attraction-passes

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