Visitor Resources

The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Located in Red Hook, Brooklyn on a 13-acre complex with breathtaking views of the New York skyline and harbor. The former site of the Atlantic Basin Iron Works and once a freight terminal, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal today is one of New York’s main cruise terminals. When not welcoming cruise passengers, the terminal serves as a large and flexible event space suitable for a wide range of events. The Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is one of NYC’s most unique venue locations, with a panoramic view of the Brooklyn bridge statue of liberty and Governors Island.

Hotels

VE has arranged blocks of rooms at the following hotels. Students, teachers, and guests have until mid-February 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.

*Shuttle service will be provided from the Holiday Inn Express and the Fairfield Marriott to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

 

Holiday Inn ExpressFairfield Inn & SuitesDouble Tree by Hilton

Holiday Inn Express

625 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rooms Available

King
$169 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 2 persons

 

Double/Doubles
$169 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 4 persons

Amenities
Complimentary Full Hot American Breakfast
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel and guest rooms
In-Room Mini Fridges (Available Upon Request)
24 Hour Business Center
10 minute walk to subway
15 minute subway ride to Manhattan
Across the street to World Famous Dinosaur BBQ

Nearby Attractions
Barclay Center
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Brooklyn Bridge
Coney Island
Restaurants Walking Distance

Reservations

Book Now

Fairfield Inn & Suites

181 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Rooms Available
King Standard Room
$199 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 2 persons

Double Standard Room
$209 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 4 persons

Amenities
Complimentary Hot Breakfast
Free High Speed Internet
Fitness Center
10 minute walk to subway
15 minute subway ride to Manhattan

Nearby Attractions
Barclay Center
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Brooklyn Bridge
Coney Island
Restaurants Walking Distance

 

Reservations
Book Now

Double Tree by Hilton

8 Stone Street
New York, NY 10004

Rooms Available
King
$199 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 2 persons

 

 

Doubles
$199 + taxes and fees per night
Maximum occupancy per room: 4 persons

 

Amenities
Complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel and guest rooms
24-Hour Business Center
Fitness Center
5 min walk to subways
10 min walk to NYC Ferry

 

Nearby Attractions
Financial District
Statue of Liberty
World Trade Center Memorial

 

Reservations
Book Now

Travel to
National Competitions

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

Travel To
International Trade Exhibition

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
Address: 72 Bowne St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

By Car

From Manhattan and Points North
Take the Battery Tunnel (I-478-E) into Brooklyn. Continue onto the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278-W) and immediately take the first exit on the right: Exit 26- Hamilton Avenue onto the service road. Stay to the left and make a left-U-turn at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue with Clinton Street/9th Street, then continue west along the westbound Hamilton Avenue service road. Continue on the service road to its end at Van Brunt Street. Turn left at Van Brunt Street, travel 2 blocks and then turn right onto Bowne Street to enter the terminal.

 

From Long Island and Points East
Take the LIE west to the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278-W, just after Exit 18 Maurice Avenue) and take Exit 26 – Hamilton Avenue onto the service road. Stay to the left and make a left-U-turn at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue with Clinton Street/9th Street, then continue west along the westbound Hamilton Avenue service road. Continue on the service road to its end at Van Brunt Street. Turn left at Van Brunt Street, travel 2 blocks and then turn right onto Bowne Street to enter the terminal.

 

From New Jersey and Points South and West
Take the NJ Turnpike south to Exit 13. Cross the Goethals Bridge to I-278, Staten Island Expressway and cross Verrazano Bridge into Brooklyn. Continue north on Gowanus / BQE and exit at Exit 26 (Hamilton Avenue). After the exit, go down the ramp to Van Brunt Street to its end, make a left turn on Van Brunt and travel 2 blocks and turn right onto Bowne Street to enter terminal.

 

By Subway

Take the F train to Smith/9th Street Train station and change for the B77 Bus. Get off bus at Conover Street and Dikeman Street. The walk is then approximately 6 long blocks to the terminal entrance.

Take 2/3/4/5/N/R subway train to Borough Hall and change for B61 bus which is on Atlantic Avenue (at Court Street). You must walk four (4) blocks south of the train station to access the bus stop. Get off bus at Pioneer Street and Van Brunt Street. The walk is then approximately 4 long blocks to the terminal entrance at Pioneer and Conover streets.

 

By NYC Ferry

Take the South Brooklyn route of the NYC ferry from Wall Street/Pier 11 to Red Hook/Atlantic Basin stop. Then walk approximately 2 mins to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.

NYC Ferry Routes & Schedules

South Brooklyn Ferry Routes & Schedules

Explore Brooklyn

Things To Do

As a proud member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Virtual Enterprises would like to share some of the following activities and resources provided by Explore Brooklyn and NYC & Company. A complimentary 2019 Delegate Discount Pass from our friends at NYC & Company, the ultimate guide to exclusive savings at participating member restaurants and attractions throughout the City, will be available in November 2018. Download the Explore Brooklyn: 100 Adventures Passport for a plethora of things to do and sites to see in Brooklyn! Visit Explore Brooklyn for additional visitor resources. Enjoy!

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