CCLF 2018 Location & Directions

The Graduate Center, CUNY is located in the heart of Manhattan (New York City), on 5th Avenue at the corner of 34th Street, in the shadow of the Empire State Building.

The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue
New York, NY, 10016

Transit links

Check the following web sites for the latest transit information:

The following transit endpoints are all within a short walk of the Graduate Center (0.5 miles), unless otherwise noted:

By MTA Subway

  • B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W trains: 34th Street/Herald Square
  • Local 6 train: 33rd Street
    • From 4/5 Express trains: Transfer to local 6 train at 14th St Union Square (if coming from downtown) or 42nd Street Grand Central (from uptown) and get off at 33rd Street
  • 1, 2, 3, A, C, E trains: 34th Street/Penn Station
  • 7 train: 5th Avenue

By MTA Bus

  • M1, M2, M3, M5: 5th Avenue/W 36th Street
  • BM5, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, X17J, X22, X22A, X27, X28, X31, X37, X38: E 34th Street/5th Avenue
  • ​BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32, X2, X5, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X17J, X22, X22A, X31, X42: Madison Avenue/E 34th St
  • BxM3, BxM4, M55, X12, X14, X42, X68: 5th Ave/W 33rd Street
  • BxM18, QM21: Madison Ave/E 33rd Street

By Commuter Rail/Bus

  • LIRR: 34th Street/Penn Station
  • MetroNorth: Grand Central Station to local 6 subway train (see above) or walk approx. 0.6 miles to the Graduate Center
  • PATH: 33rd Street
  • NJ Transit rail: Penn Station
  • NJ Transit buses: Port Authority Terminal to N/Q/R/W train (see above), or walk approx. 0.8 miles to the Graduate Center

By Car

Driving into Midtown Manhattan is NOT recommended. Traffic is always heavy and parking is scarce and expensive. Public transit is usually faster, more economical and less frustrating to use. If you must drive, the most direct routes to Midtown are as follows:

  • From the east (Queens/Long Island Expressway): Queens-Midtown Tunnel (toll) to 34th Street
  • From the west (New Jersey and beyond): Lincoln Tunnel (toll) to 34th Street
  • From the north (Upper Manhattan/Upstate NY/Connecticut & beyond): Take FDR Drive to Exit 8 (I-495/Midtown Tun/E 34 St); or take the West Side Highway (9A) to 34th St
  • From the south (Brooklyn, Staten Island & beyond): Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly Battery Tunnel) (toll) to FDR Drive to Exit 8

There is no dedicated parking available at the Graduate Center, and the scarce street parking within walking distance of the building is difficult to obtain. There are numerous private garages in the surrounding blocks where you can park for a fee.