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September 11, 2011

Getting to the Wedding!

July 19, 2011

The ceremony, at St. Paul’s Chapel on the campus of Columbia University, is easily accessible via public transportation. Take the 1 train to 116th Street and enter the Columbia University gates. Click here for a map of campus to help you navigate the way to St. Paul’s. There will also be signs and several more maps once you get there.

If you are coming by car:

From the North
Take the New York Thruway (I-87) or the New England Thruway (I-95) south to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south (last exit before the bridge). Exit the Parkway at West 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

Alternatively, take the Saw Mill River Parkway south to the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Cross the Henry Hudson Bridge ($3.00 cash toll) into Manhattan. Exit the Parkway at West 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From the South or West
Take the New Jersey Turnpike north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge ($8 cash toll heading into New York; westbound to New Jersey is always free). After crossing the bridge, take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Exit the Parkway at 125th Street. Merge onto Marginal Street (0.2 miles). Turn left onto 125th Street (0.2 miles). Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 114th Street. Make U-turn and continue to 116th Street. University main gate is on right. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

Alternatively, drivers can enter New York City via the Lincoln Tunnel. Take I-280 north to I-95 north. From I-95, take Exit 16E toward the Lincoln Tunnel/NJ-3 ($8 cash toll heading into New York; westbound to New Jersey is always free). Keep left at the fork and merge onto NJ-495 east. Leaving the tunnel, take the exit toward 42 St./I-495 E/New York 9A; bear to the left and continue under the underpass onto Dyer Avenue. Turn left onto West 41st Street. Turn right onto 12th Avenue, the Henry Hudson Parkway. From the Parkway, take the West 96th Street exit. Merge onto 96th Street and turn left onto Broadway. Continue to West 116th Street. University main gate is on right. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From Southern Manhattan or Brooklyn
Take the Henry Hudson Parkway (Route 9A) north. Exit the Parkway at 125th Street. Turn right onto 125th Street. Turn right onto Broadway and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway or the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough/RFK Bridge ($5.50 cash toll), to Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Turn left onto Broadway and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From the New York Area Airports
From LaGuardia: Take the Grand Central Parkway west to the Triborough/RFK Bridge ($5.50 cash toll), to Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From John F. Kennedy: Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) northeast to the Grand Central Parkway (Exit 10) toward La Guardia Airport and the Triborough/RFK Bridge. Cross the bridge ($5.50 cash toll) into Manhattan. Follow 125th Street westward 12 blocks to Broadway, which is under an elevated subway structure. Turn left onto Broadway and continue south to 116th Street. University main gate is on the left. The main gate is not open to vehicular traffic.

From Newark: Follow directions under By Car From the South or West (above).

Once you get to campus, there are several parking options nearby:

PAO Parking
214 West 95th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)

West Side Parking
234 West 108th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
212-222-8800
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

E&B Operating Group
143 West 108th Street
(between Columbus & Amsterdam Avenue)
212-865-8315
Open 24 hours

GGMC Parking
512 West 112th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
212-865-1754
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight

Pro Park America
1090 West 114th Street
(between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
212-523-1051
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight

Claremont Parking Corp.
Riverside Church, 120th Street
(between Claremont Avenue & Riverside Drive)
212-870-6736
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight

GMC Garage
532 West 122nd Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam Avenue)
212-961-1075
Open from 6 a.m. to midnight

To get from the ceremony to the reception at the Manhattan Penthouse (80 5th Avenue, at 14th Street) via public transportation you can take the 1 train from 116th Street to 14th Street and 7th Avenue and walk two avenues East. You can also take the 1 train from 116th Street to 42nd Street-Times Square and transfer to any of the N/Q/R trains, which you should take to 14th Street-Union Square. From Union Square, walk one avenue West.

To get from the ceremony to the reception via car, follow these directions. Once you arrive at the Manhattan Penthouse, you can park at Imperial Parking at 7 East 14th Street (just south of 5th Avenue) for $18 for the whole day. You may want to park here in the afternoon and take public transportation or a taxi up to the chapel.

Yellow taxis are easily accessible for transportation to and from both locations.

Save the Date!

January 23, 2011