New York City’s highways, bridges, tunnels, major airports, extensive mass transit system, and miles of sidewalks make getting around relatively simple. With a good street, subway, and bus map; a few helpful telephone numbers; and a few dollars in change, you can go almost anywhere in the five boroughs of New York City.

Reaching the Washington Square Campus

For directions to the Washington Square Campus, call the NYU Information Center, 212-998-INFO (212-998-4636) or check the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) web site.

The main building of the Tisch School of the Arts is located at 721 Broadway, between Waverly Place and Washington Place, just south of Eighth Street.

By Car

From the North or Northeast:

Take the NY State Thruway, which becomes the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx, to the Triborough Bridge (toll).  Cross to Manhattan taking the FDR Drive.  Follow the FDR Drive south to Houston Street.  Continue west on Houston Street and make a right on to Lafayette Street, then a left on Astor Place (just before the big cube) and make the next right onto Broadway.

From the Northwest, West or South:

Take I-95 and/or the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel or the Holland Tunnel. If taking the Lincoln tunnel, take the right tube and stay in the right lane, turning right onto Dyer Ave. after exiting the tunnel.  Go through three lights, making a left on to 34th St. and move to the right lane.  After one block, turn left onto 9th Ave., continuing south until 14th St. Turn left onto 14th St., followed by a right onto Broadway.  Follow Broadway to Waverly Place.

If taking the Holland tunnel, there will be a circle after exiting.  Take the Canal St. East exit.  After a few lights, turn left onto Lafayette Street.  Make a left on Astor Place (just before the big cube) and make the next right on to Broadway.

*Please Note: There may be travel restrictions on the Port Authority bridges and tunnels, which includes the Holland Tunnel, the Lincoln Tunnel, and the George Washington Bridge.  For more information, please see

For directions from other points, please see

Parking Garages Near Tisch

Some of these garages offer an NYU rate or a 10-percent discount to persons visiting NYU.  To get this discount, stop by the Information Center to get your parking ticket validated.

  • Champion Garage, 743 Broadway (between East Eighth Street and Astor Place) 212-533-7463
  • Hillary Gardens Garage, 741 Broadway (between East Eight Street and Astor Place) 212-473-8752.
  • Thompson Street Parking, 221 Thompson Street (between Bleeker and West Third), 212-677-8741
  • Washington Square Garage, 2 Fifth Avenue (between Washington Square Park North and Eighth Street), 212-533-8312

By Subway or Bus

*Please note : For more information, including maps and schedules, please see the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) web site.

Lexington Avenue Subway – (6)

Local to Astor Place Station. Walk west on Astor Place to Broadway, then south on Broadway to Waverly Place.

Broadway Line

N, R – Local to Eighth Street Station. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place.

Eighth Avenue Subway – (A, C, E)

Express or Local to West Fourth Street-Washington Square Station. Walk east on West Fourth Street or Waverly Place to Broadway.

Seventh Avenue Subway (1 or 9)

Local to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square Station. Walk east on West Fourth Street to Broadway and then north to Waverly Place.

Sixth Avenue Subway (F)

Local to Broadway-Lafayette.  Walk north on Broadway to Washington Place.

Fifth Avenue Bus

Buses numbered M2, M3, and M5 to Eighth Street and University Place. Walk east on Eighth Street to Broadway and then south on Broadway to Waverly Place.
Bus numbered M1 to Broadway and Ninth Street. Walk south on Broadway to Waverly Place.

Eighth Street Cross-town Bus

Bus numbered M8 to Broadway.  Walk south to Waverly Place.

Broadway Bus

Bus numbered M6 to Waverly Place.

By Train or Ferry

To Reach Tisch by Train

Metro-North or Amtrak Into Grand Central

Lexington Avenue subway (IRT – 6) downtown (see “Directions by Subway or Bus”).

Amtrak Into Pennsylvania Station

Seventh Avenue subway (1 or 9) or Eighth Avenue subway (A, C or E) downtown (see “Directions by Subway or Bus”).

Long Island Railroad Into Pennsylvania Station

Seventh Avenue subway (1 or 9) or Eighth Avenue subway (A, C or E) downtown (see “Directions by Subway or Bus”).

Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH)

To Ninth Street Station. Walk south on Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) to Waverly Place, then east to Broadway.

To Reach Tisch by Ferry

Staten Island Ferry to Battery Park and catch the Seventh Avenue (IRT/1 or 9) subway or the Broadway Local (N or R) uptown (see “Directions by Subway or Bus”).

Transportation Resources

Access-A-Ride – 877-337.2017
Amtrak – 800.872.7245
Bus and Subway – Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) 718.330.1234,
Campus Transportation Services – 212.998.RIDE (212.998.7433)
Lift-equipped buses (accessible to persons with mobility impairments) – 718.596.8585
Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) – 718.217.5477 or
Metro-North – 212.532.4900 or
New Jersey Transit – 800.772.2222 (within New Jersey), 973.762.5100 or
PATH – 800.234.PATH (800.234.7284), 201.216.6557 or
Port Authority Bus Terminal – 212.564.8484 or
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – 212.435.7000 or
Staten Island Ferry – 718.390.5253 or

Other Useful Websites:

The NYU Visitors web site –
The Official New York City web site –
Department of Transportation –
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey “Restrictions on Travel Via Port Authority Facilities” –


NYU Hotel Accommodations

Club Quarters Downtown

52 William Street, New York, NY 10036
Reservations: 212-229-3802

Club Quarters Midtown

40 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10005
Reservations: 212-229-3802

Club Quarters Downtown, a 280-room, private, first-class business hotel, is located in the Wall Street area of Manhattan. By special arrangement with NYU, it offers moderately priced, quality accommodations for University-affiliated guests. Features include a customized NYU floor and lounge decorated to highlight the University’s presence in New York. Rates are well below those for comparable accommodations in Manhattan. On weekends, visitors are welcome to use Club Quarters Midtown. Near Fifth Avenue, it is close to shopping, Broadway theatres, and Rockefeller Center.

Hotels Within Walking Distance

Gramercy Park

2 Lexington Ave. at 21st St.

Holiday Inn Downtown

138 Lafayette St. at Canal St.

Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway at Grand St.

W New York-Union Square

201 Park Ave. at 17th St.

Washington Square Hotel

103 Waverly Pl. at Washington Square West

Additional Hotel Accommodations

Comfort Inn Murray Hill

42 West 35th St. between Fifth & Sixth Ave.

Crown Plaza United Nations

304 East 42nd St. at Second Ave.


44 West 63rd St. at Broadway

Sheraton Park Avenue

45 Park Ave. at 37th St.