Transportation & Maps

MAPS

Maps of Manhattan and the downtown area, including the locations of subways, tourist attractions, and major buildings, are available through the following links:

  • New York Academy of Science and Immediate Vicinity: Cybermap by Google. The Academy appears as a green arrow at 250 Greenwich Street at the corner of Barclay Street. Subway stops are indicated by the blue letter "M"s. See below for other online maps of the city.
  • Downtown Manhattan: Cybermap and PDF version (click on "Downtown: Downtown Manhattan From SoHo to Battery Park") by CitiMaps.com. The New York Academy of Sciences is on the 40th Floor of the new Seven World Trade Center ("7 WTC") building at 250 Greenwich Street, just north of the WTC Site (indicated on the map by an American flag freedom ribbon). See also New York City Transit's map of lower manhattan.
  • All Manhattan: PDF version by CitiMaps.com (click on "Manhattan: Full view of the island of Manhattan"). The downtown Manhattan area appears on the third and final page. The New York Academy of Sciences is on the 40th Floor of the new Seven World Trade Center ("7 WTC") building at 250 Greenwich Street, next to the WTC Site (indicated on the map by an American flag freedom ribbon).
  • New York City Subway System: PDF versions of Lower Manhattan and of the entire Manhattan subway system by New York City Transit. See below for directions by subway to the New York Academy of Sciences.

TRANSPORTATION

By Subway:

Manhattan's 24-hour subway system is safe, fast, and affordable at $2.00 per fare. The New York Academy of Sciences is located conveniently close to the major subway lines, including the E subway line (World Trade Center stop), the 2 and 3, the 4 and 5, the J, M, and Z lines (Fulton Street stop), the A and C lines (Broadway-Nassau Street stop), and the R and W lines (Cortland Street stop).

Click on the following link for a map of the area. The Academy appears as a green arrow at 250 Greenwich Street at the corner of Barclay Street. Subway stops are indicated by the blue letter "M"s. See above for other online maps of the city.

For the location of subway stops throughout Manhattan, visit the Metropolitan Transit Authority website or visit the Straphangers Campaign online.

By Taxi:

New York City's yellow medallion taxis are affordable and accessible, and do not require reservations. You may hail one easily on nearly any street corner. One fare covers all passengers. Tipping is not mandatory, but 15%-20% gratuity is expected. Call 212-NYC-TAXI for more information.

Traveling From the Airport:

From JFK Airport:

A taxi from JFK airport costs a flat charge of $45 plus toll and tip. One fare covers all passengers. Accept taxi ride offers only from uniformed airport agents and only in yellow medallion taxis. Do not accept rides from people who approach you in the airport if you have not booked a private car service in advance. Tipping is not mandatory, but 15%-20% gratuity is expected.

There are at least three shuttle bus companies that will bring you to Manhattan from area airports: Grayline (212-315-3006, 800-451-0455), Olympia (212-964-6233, 908-354-3330), and Super Shuttle (212-209-7000, 800-258-3826).

There are many car service/limousine companies with comparable services and rates, including: Olympic (212-995-1200), Carmel (212-666-6666 or 800-922-7635), Absolute (212-227-6588 or 800-546-6654), and Lincoln (212-666-5050).

In addition, you may travel from JFK airport by a subway and AirTrain. Click here for directions.

From LaGuardia Airport:

A taxi from LaGuardia airport costs a flat charge of $30 plus toll and tip. One fare covers all passengers. Accept taxi ride offers only from uniformed airport agents and only in yellow medallion taxis. Do not accept rides from people who approach you in the airport if you have not booked a private car service in advance. Tipping is not mandatory, but 15%-20% gratuity is expected.

There are at least three shuttle bus companies that will bring you to Manhattan from area airports: Grayline (212-315-3006, 800-451-0455), Olympia (212-964-6233, 908-354-3330), and Super Shuttle (212-209-7000, 800-258-3826).

LaGuardia airport is also accessible by the M60 bus. Click here for directions.

From Newark Airport:

From Newark, a taxi costs about $40 plus toll and tip. One fare covers all passengers. Accept taxi ride offers only from uniformed airport agents and only in yellow medallion taxis. Do not accept rides from people who approach you in the airport if you have not booked a private car service in advance. Tipping is not mandatory, but 15%-20% gratuity is expected.

There are at least three shuttle bus companies that will bring you to Manhattan from area airports: Grayline (212-315-3006, 800-451-0455), Olympia (212-964-6233, 908-354-3330), and Super Shuttle (212-209-7000, 800-258-3826).

Newark airport is also accessible by New Jersey Transit rail. Click here for directions.