Booking a Room
The workshops and tutorials on Saturday, May 31, will take place at Columbia University. The rest of the conference, including the Saturday night reception, will take place at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel.
Please call 212-971-0101 or visit http://www.wyndham.com/groupevents2014/12542_ACM/main.wnt to book your room at the Wyndham New Yorker. If you call, mention that you are attending the ACM STOC conference. In either case, the guaranteed rate is $219 for either a single or a double. STOC '14 hotel reservations at the New Yorker can be canceled up to 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival date without penalty. Make sure to reserve early. Hotel reservation cut-off date is April 30, 2014.
Getting to The New Yorker Hotel
The New Yorker (at the corner of West 34th St. and 8th Ave.) is optimally located regarding all forms of transportation except private automobiles. Penn Station, where Amtrak trains arrive, is one block away. Make sure you exit Penn Station on its 8th Ave. side. If you take Boltbus or Megabus, the bus will drop you off either at the hotel itself or a few blocks away. The Port Authority Bus Terminal, which Greyhound serves, is seven short blocks away. (North-south blocks in New York are uniformly 1/20-mile long and take about one minute to walk. East-west blocks, of non-uniform length, are long and take about four minutes to walk.)How to get to the New Yorker from the airports:
Coming from JFK: You can take a cab (about $60 and one hour), but
there's no good reason to, since the train will take you to Penn Station,
which is one short block from the New Yorker. It'll take about an hour and
cost about $12. Specifically, take the $5 AirTrain from JFK to Jamaica
Station. There, transfer to Long Island Railroad (making sure you buy your
roughly $7 ticket before boarding the train) to Penn Station, New York.
There is a cheaper way, however. Take the $5 AirTrain to Jamaica station and then take the E line on the subway to the 42nd St. stop, which is literally at the hotel. Slower, this way will cost you $9.00 at most. I always take Long Island Railroad, though, since it's faster and more pleasant.
- Coming from Laguardia: A cab will cost about $40 and take about
40 minutes in traffic. Other ways: Take the M60 bus from Laguardia,
continuing through Queens into Manhattan, getting off at 125th St. and St.
Nicholas Ave. Transfer (for free) to the A or C train south, getting off
at the 34th St. stop, which is literally at the hotel's door. Make sure
you ask for a free transfer if you pay your M60 bus fare in cash (coins
only, no bills); if you pay with a Metrocard, the transfer is free and
automatic. This way will take about 75 minutes (and is the least
- Coming from Newark: A cab will cost something like $60. What I suggest: Take the AirTrain monorail (free) to the New Jersey Transit station and catch New Jersey Transit ($12.50) into New York Penn Station, making sure not to get off at "Newark Penn Station" by mistake, and then walk one block north to the hotel. Remember to exit Penn Station on the 8th Ave. side.