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New York UniversityNew York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012 USA

Low-cost accommodations in a New York University (NYU) student dormitory will be available for participants of SR2A 2012. Deadlines for registration is shown below.

Please note that NYU dormitories are located in Greenwich Village, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of New York City, where conference participants will find a wide variety of interesting restaurants, cafés, bars and street life. However, this area is not within walking distance of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Therefore, conference participants will have to plan to take the subway, bus, or a taxi to the Museum.

NYU Summer Housing does not provide in-room telephone, television, or internet connectivity to short-term guests. Rooms are cleaned prior to occupancy and after departure, however, no cleaning service is provided during the guests' stay. The rooms are unadorned dormitory bedrooms in multi-bedroom suites.

Each suite typically has two or three bedrooms. Each bedroom has two or three beds and is furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, and closet/wardrobe for each guest. Participants requesting single bedrooms will not be assigned a roommate in their bedroom. Each individual suite has a bathroom shared by all occupants of the suite. There are no kitchen facilities and all rooms are air-conditioned.

Remember to review the NYU dorm room reservation policy shown below before reserving your room.

Room Rates:

  • Shared occupancy US $51.00 per night/resident
  • Single occupancy US $77.00 per night/resident

NYU Dorm Room Reservation Policy - Rooms must be reserved and paid for in advance using the SR2A 2012 Event Registration Form.

However, you must contact Hannelore Roemich at NYU to obtain your room. Contact Hannelore at hannelore.roemich@nyu.edu.

Reservations must be submitted and paid by March 25, 2012.
Cancellation/reservation changes received after March 25, 2012 but at least two weeks before the reservation start date, will result in a charge of $25 for each cancellation.

Cancellation/reservation reductions (including unused reservations and no-shows) received less than two weeks prior to the reservation start date will result in a charge of $50 per cancellation/reduction.

Written requests by confirmed conference participants to cancel or change dorm room reservation must be sent to Hannelore Roemich at hannelore.roemich@nyu.edu.

Family housing requests, including spouses, partners and children not attending the program or event, cannot be accommodated.

Dorm rooms are only available from June 2-10, 2012. Check-in is available from Saturday afternoon (June 2, 2012) and check-out must occur by Sunday morning (June 10, 2012).

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Smoking Policy: Please note that smoking is not permitted in NYU Housing. This includes individual bedrooms.

Security: Each residence hall has 24 hour security provided by the NYU Department of Public Safety. All residents will receive a temporary ID card upon checking in. Residents will be required to present this ID card upon entry into the residence hall.

Reception Desk: Each residence hall has a reception desk, which serves as the primary contact point for information, check-in, check-out, maintenance concerns, messages, and emergencies.

Linen: A packet of linen and bedding is provided to each resident at check-in. The linen packet includes a small towel, sheet set, pillow, and blanket.

Check-In & Check-Out: Residents can check in between 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM. Any request for an exception to the designated check-in time must be discussed with a Summer Housing representative. Residents must check out of NYU Housing and turn in their room key by 11:00 AM. Any request for an exception to the designated check-out time must be discussed with a Summer Housing representative.

Getting to The Metropolitan Museum of Art from Greenwich Village: The nearest subway is located at 14th Street, Union Square, where a number of train lines converge. Take the 6 train to the 77th Street stop or the 4, 5, or 6 trains to the 86th Street stop and walk to the museum. The museum entrances are located at 81st and 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The most convenient entrance for the conference is at 81st Street and Fifth Avenue.

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Other Accommodations

A variety of other types of hotels, beds and breakfasts, short-term apartment rentals, etc. in a wide price range is available in New York. We recommend using one of the popular web search engines or through your favorite travel agent to find the most appropriate accommodation.

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Visa Requirements

Conference participants from outside the United States are advised that visa requirements apply for various countries. For information about applying for visas from all countries click here. Most Europeans will need an ESTA form. For more information, contact your local U.S. consulate.


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Conference Venue

The venue of the conference will be the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), one of the premier art museums in the world. Its education center provides high-level lecture rooms and adequate facilities for poster presentation. The Museum provides a meeting venue which is in the heart of Manhattan, with easy access to a host of other cultural sites and amenities.

We complement this outstanding venue with access to some of the key facilities offered by New York University's Institute of Fine Arts
(IFA). IFA is proposing to host the welcome reception for all participants in the James B. Duke House, only 5 minutes walk from MMA.

IFA will also be able to offer low-cost student accommodation in Greenwich Village, a short subway ride from the MMA. Greenwich Village itself is an exciting environment, and a good base for exploring Manhattan.

The location of MMA on Museum Mile in New York City will allow participants to visit museums in the neighborhood, for which special entrance arrangements will be provided.

Event Address
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA)
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, NY 10028-0198 USA
Phone: 212 535 7710

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Directions to Event

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street).

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Getting to and around New York

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Please use one of the officially recognized modes of transportation and do not accept rides from any driver with whom you have not made previous arrangements or who does not operate from an official taxi stand.

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Nearby Attractions

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Central Park, Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Plaza, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings, United Nations Complex, the Guggenheim museum, the Frick gallery, the Natural History Museum, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Brooklyn bridge, Times Square, Broadway theaters, numerous jazz cafes and entertainment spots, and some of the best shopping in the world are just around the corner.

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Last Modified: May 9, 2012