Navigating NYU and NYC

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Today’s topic is your arrival to New York City. The city can be an intimidating and confusing place for those coming from out of town. However with our tips and tricks you should have no problem navigating the grid once you arrive!

NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The campus is easily accessible via New York City public transportation. Directions on how to get to NYU are on the NYU visitor’s website. Please know that there is no NYU transportation service to bring you to campus from the local airports or bus/train terminals.  All students are responsible for transportation to campus.

There are many ways to get from the airport to NYU, including buses, shuttles, and trains. The easiest way to get to campus is to use a taxi or car service. If you use a taxi, be sure to get one from the official taxi stand at the airport. DO NOT accept a ride from an unauthorized taxi driver.

Also, if you are flying, it is a good idea to register your trip with NYU Traveler, the University’s web-based travel safety service.

Once you arrive, familiarize yourself with campus with our interactive and downloadable campus map or by downloading the NYU Mobile App, which features a campus map among other useful features!

Information about navigating the city’s streets and using public transportation can be found on the Getting Around Page and Summer in NYC Student Handbook.

It’s a good idea to plan your route to class ahead of time. Resources like the Student Resource Center exist to help you in this process, or, if you’re ever lost, don’t hesitate to call NYU Public Safety.  Check back soon for a final to-do list and tips about what to pack!

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