The conference venue is located at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019 (click here for map). Conference attendees must use the entrance on 59th street between 10th and 11th Avenues and have photo identification to present to security.

Pre- and post-conference workshops will be held at Fordham Law School, 150 W. 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023 (click here for map).


Getting into the city from the 3 major area airports

  • Air travelers to New York City may arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA), both in Queens, or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey. LaGuardia primarily serves domestic destinations, and also offers flights to select Canadian and Caribbean destinations. Kennedy and Newark both serve domestic and international destinations. Visitors can reach Manhattan from all three airports by using taxis, buses, subways and/or commuter trains.
  • It is strongly recommended that NYC commuters at any Airport ignore rides from solicitors, and any unmarked taxi cabs. Also, don't accept help from any non-uniformed official at the Airport. 
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is approximately 15 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Here's how to get to Midtown Manhattan from JFK: 
  • Taxi: $52.50 flat fare (non-metered), plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 30 to 60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, depending on traffic and road conditions. NY taxi cabs are available at the JFK Airport at each terminal's arrivals area.  
  • AirTrain JFK: $5 (children under 5 are free); The NYC AirTrain services each of the eight terminals at JFK International, and costs just $5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the AirTrain Metrocard vending machines located at each JFK Airport Terminal. The NY AirTrain offers service to Penn Station in Manhattan, and also connects with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). NYC commuters traveling to Manhattan must pay an additional $2.25 to access the NYC subway. The trip from JFK Airport to Manhattan via the AirTrain can take as little as 35 minutes. On average, the AirTrain picks up NYC commuters from the JFK Airport Terminals every seven minutes during peak hours (4am- 8pm), and every 15 minutes during slower hours (8pm- 4am). The AirTrain is the cheapest way to get to the JFK International Airport. The AirTrain is free when traveling within the JFK International Airport, and takes approximately two minutes to travel between JFK Airport terminals. 
  • Subway: one ride (in addition to AirTrain fare) from the A subway stop at the Howard Beach/JFK Airport station or the E, J or Z subway stop at the Sutphin Blvd./Archer Ave./JFK Airport station; 60 to 75 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. 
  • Long Island Rail Road (LIRR): $7.25–$10 (children under 5 are free), depending on time of day (in addition to AirTrain fare) for the trip between LIRR's Jamaica Station and Penn Station; on Saturday and Sunday, the fare is $4.25. The trip is 20 minutes to Midtown Manhattan (not including AirTrain ride). 
  • City bus: For details, visit
  • Shuttle busNYC AirporterGo Airlink NYC and SuperShuttle
  • Private car service: See this list of providers
  • Car rental: Companies at JFK include AvisBudgetDollarEnterpriseHertz and National. 

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is on the northern shore of Queens, directly across the East River (about 8 miles from Midtown Manhattan). Unlike JFK Airport and Newark International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport is not connected to any rail system or the NYC subway Here's how to get to Midtown Manhattan from LaGuardia: 

  • Taxi: Approximately $29–$37 metered fare, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 20 to 25 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. For more information, call 212-NYC-TAXI or visit the Taxi and Limousine Commission website. 
  • NYC Buses: Two express buses serve LaGuardia; the M60 and Q70. The Q70 goes nonstop to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue, a major subway hub in Queens with five lines. The M60 runs to Harlem and connects to all the major subway lines in Manhattan. For details, visit 
  • New York LaGuardia Airport Shuttles: Airport shuttles at LaGuardia offer cheap New York airport transportation, perfect for NYC tourists traveling in large groups. Airport shuttles can be arranged at each of the LaGuardia Airport Terminals Welcome Centers and Ground Transportation kiosks. These airport shuttle counters are located in the arrivals section of each LaGuardia Airport terminal: NYC Airporter, Go Airlink NYC and SuperShuttle. 
  • Also, when traveling within the New York LaGuardia Airport, there is a free airport shuttle that connects to each of the four terminals at LaGuardia NYC. Both Route A (goes to all four terminals, available 4am- 11:30pm) and Route B (skips the Marine/Delta Shuttle Terminal, available 6am- 2am) run every 10-15 minutes. 
  • Private car service: Dial 7, Carmel and Uber. 
  • Limousine Service from LaGuardia Airport New York:  Limo services at LaGuardia Airport can be booked in advance using our helpful NYC Limo page, and New York City limo services are convenient if you're traveling from the New York LaGuardia Airport in a large group. 
  • Car Rentals at LaGuardia Airport: Car rental kiosks are available at outside of the Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia, and near the Marine/Delta Shuttle Terminal. Car rental companies at LaGuardia Airport include  Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National. 

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) is across the Hudson River from New York City—16 miles from Midtown Manhattan. Here's how to get to Midtown Manhattan from Newark Liberty: 

  • Taxi: Traveling to Manhattan, metered fare; approximately $50 to $75, plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity; 45 to 60 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. During weekday rush hours (6–9am and 4–7pm) and on weekends (Saturday–Sunday, noon–8pm), there is a $5 surcharge for travel to anywhere in New York State except Staten Island. When traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range $69–$75, plus a $17.50 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity. 
  • AirTrain Newark: Costs vary by destination. AirTrain links to the airport via NJ Transit and Amtrak's Newark (or EWR) train station; 45 to 90 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, requiring a transfer from the AirTrain line to the NJ Transit line (be sure to keep your ticket after using it to exit the AirTrain station, as it is also used for the NJ Transit fare) or Amtrak. AirTrain also offers free service between points in within the airport complex, including hotels and parking. Look for signs marked "Monorail/AirTrain Link" (do not follow signs for Ground Transportation). 

        Tickets are available at the AirTrain Stations located in each terminal at the Newark Airport. Commuters traveling to the     Newark Airport from the following areas can buy one ticket from NJ Transit, PATH or Amtrak. 

·        New York Penn Station: $12.50 (30 min.) 

·        Newark Penn Station: $8.50 (15 min.) 

·        Hoboken: $12.25 (55 min.) 

·        World Trade Center: $10 (40 min.) 

·        33rd St.: $12.50 (60 min.) 

           AirTrain is free when traveling within the Newark Airport. During peak hours, AirTrain frequency is every 3 minutes.               From 12am- 5am, AirTrain frequency is every 15 minutes. 


Our international conference attendees are reminded to check whether any special VISA or other passport requirement is needed for entry into the USA.

Travelers from many countries are required to request approval of an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to entry. Further details are provided via the following link:

For UK travelers, please see the article below regarding the need for a biometric passport:

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