The Humanities Initiative is located at 20 Cooper Square, in Manhattan, NY:

By Car
Drivers in Manhattan contend with congestion, construction, and a competitive driving etiquette, which can largely be avoided by taking mass transit. Parking is scarce and costly near 20 Cooper Square. Try the garage on Broadway at Astor Place.

By Subway

Take the 6 train to Astor Place or the R or W trains to 8th Street and walk a bit east on Astor Place or 8th Street to Cooper Square, then south. Or take a B,D,F or V train to Broadway/Lafayette, walk north on Lafayette, take a right at 4th Street, then a left at Bowery. 20 Cooper Square is about 250ft up the street on the left.

By Train
If you are coming from locations in the northeast consider riding Amtrak, MetroNorth or the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Amtrak and LIRR serve New York Penn Station. MetroNorth serves Grand Central, which is only four stops from the Humanities Initiative on the 6 train.

By Plane
Taxis are available from JFK, LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR), but we encourage you to consider mass transit:

  • From JFK: take the AirTrain ($5) to Station D – Jamaica Station where you can transfer to a Penn Station bound Long Island Railroad Train ($10 off peak -$12 rush hour). From Penn Station take the 2,3 subway trains to 14th Street, transfer to the F,V trains to Broadway/Lafayette.
  • From LaGuardia (LGA): take the M60 New York City bus for just $2 to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue where you can transfer to the downtown 6 train to Bleecker street, just blocks from the Humanities Initiative. You will need exact change (bills and/or coins) or a Metrocard.
  • From Newark: take the AirTrain Newark to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station where you can transfer to either a New York Penn Station bound NJTransit train OR a New York Penn Station bound Amtrak train. Your AirTrain Newark card is good for both your time on the AirTrain and your time on NJTransit OR Amtrak. Do not confuse New Jersey Penn Station with New York Penn Station.
  • From JFK, LaGuardia or Newark: Take a shuttle bus (Newark Liberty Express from Newark; New York Airport Express from JFK and LaGuardia) that will bring you into Manhattan. Get off at Grand Central Terminal. Enter the subway and take a downtown 6 train to Astor Place.


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