NYU and NYC can be an intimidating and confusing place if you aren’t familiar with the campus and the city. However with our tips and tricks you should have no problem finding your way around once you arrive!
NYU is primarily located around Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. The campus is easily accessible via New York City public transportation. Directions on how to get to NYU are on the NYU visitor’s website. Please note: there is no NYU transportation service to bring you to campus from the local airports or bus/train terminals. All students are responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.
There are many ways to get from the airport to NYU, including buses, shuttles, and trains. The easiest way to get to campus is to use a taxi or car service. If you use a taxi, be sure to get one from the official taxi stand at the airport. DO NOT accept a ride from an unauthorized taxi driver.
Also, if you are flying, it is a good idea to register your trip with NYU Traveler, the University’s web-based travel safety service.
Information about navigating the city’s streets and using public transportation can be found on the Getting Around Page.
It’s a good idea to plan your route to class ahead of time. Resources like the Student Resource Center exist to help you in this process, or, if you’re ever lost, don’t hesitate to call NYU Public Safety. Check back next week for a final to-do list and hints about what to pack!