Location The conference venue is the 12th Floor Lounge of the Leon Lowenstein Building in the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, located at 113 West 60th Street (bounded by West 60th and West 62nd Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues). Enter at the corner of Columbus and 60th Street; take the escalator up one level to the bank of elevators on the Plaza Level. Elevators 5 and 6 go directly to the 12th floor; the other elevators go to the 11th floor from where you will have to walk one flight up.
Parking Reduced rate parking is available at:
Allied Garage (425 West 59th St.; between 9th Ave & 10th Ave; 212-246-7220)
Prior Parking (West 61st St.; between Columbus & Broadway; 212-245-9594)
and Central Parking (345 West 58th St.; between 9th Ave & Broadway; 212-582-7110)
To receive the reduced rates, you must validate your parking ticket at the Front Security Desk on the ground floor of the Lowenstein building (113 W. 60th Street).
Fordham is also about one mile from Penn Station train station and one-half mile from the Port Authority bus station. NYC is served by three airports: LaGuardia and JFK in New York, and Newark in New Jersey.
Residence Hall Housing on Bronx Campus
A small number of student rooms have been set aside at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus in the Bronx at the O’Hare Residence Hall, which is an air-conditioned, 3-wing, 5-level complex with 550 twin-size beds. Each double room (with two twin beds) has a private bathroom, and single rooms share a private bathroom located between two rooms. There are also 13 social lounges, equipped with living room furniture, kitchenettes and a TV and VCR, 7 study lounges, and 4 seminar rooms. Residents are provided with bed linen (2 sheets, one pillowcase), one blanket, one pillow, one towel, and one washcloth. Please note that the rooms are not equipped with hangers or a clock. A shuttle service runs at least hourly between the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses.
Charges are made on the following basis (please note that only two-bed rooms are available): (A) one person in a room with two beds, $110 per night or (B) two people in a room with two single beds, $55 each (or $110 total). All persons staying in the Residence Hall must pre-register for Housing, or the Security Guard will not admit them to the Hall. Thus, if you reserve a double room with two beds, the other person staying with you must also have registered for housing. No one will be allowed into the Residence Hall without a Housing Registration Pass. Note that if you wish to stay for three days and your roommate only stays for one day, you must pay the single room price for the other two days. Rooms are available for the nights of Tuesday, June 3 through Saturday, June 7, 2014.
In order to reserve a room, you must fill out the Conference Housing Request Form; click here to access the form. You can pay for the housing with a check (American funds only) when you return this form by mail, or you can email (or fax) us the form and we will send you information on how to register online for housing using a credit card. Make sure that you register and pay for housing within a week of receiving this information by email, since any rooms unpaid for after May 23, 2014, will be offered to those on the waiting list. If you pay by check, please send a separate check for the housing charges.
Housing Registration closes on Monday, May 26: thereafter it will not be possible to book Residence Hall housing on campus.
“Europe after Wyclif” has arranged for a discounted rate for conference registrants at the Hotel Belleclaire, 250 West 77th Street (212-362-7700). Registrants should inform the Belleclaire that they are with the conference when they make their reservations.
To find good rates on NYC hotel rooms (especially over week-ends), check out these web sites: http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/hotels_visitors.html
Note that you must add 14.75% taxes, and a $3.50 occupancy fee per night to the hotel rate to calculate the total cost. To calculate distances, note that the conference venue is at 60th St. and Columbus (9th) Ave., in the Lowenstein Building of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. For those who put price above comfort and proximity, see below under Cheaper Accommodations for some other options.
This list of hotels is from Fordham's Spring 2013 conference.
Rates may not be accurate.
250 W. 77th St.
Special Fordham Rates
$249 Deluxe (queen, king, double)
The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street
$215 Standard Queen
$235 Superior King
356 W. 58th St. at Columbus Circle
Hampton Inn – Times Square North
851 Eighth Avenue, at 51st Street
210 West 55th Street
$189 Small (double bed)
$239 Medium (queen)
$269 Large (king)
$275 One bedroom suite
Cheaper Accommodations For those who put price above comfort, you may want to try one of these lower-priced alternatives. Some lower-priced hotels have opened recently with young, hip travelers in mind, so you might even discover a gem. If none of these are suitable, try http://www.yelp.com/nyc for reviews from native New Yorkers and tourists alike.
The Pod Hotel
230 East 51st Street
$179 Double (double bed, private bath)
$189 Queen (queen bed, private bath)
$129 Single with shared bath
7 E. 27th Street
$129 Standard room w/double bed or two singles
$149 Queen bed suite
318 W 20th Street
Further Information For other questions regarding the conference, please contact us at the Center for Medieval Studies: by phone at 718-817-4655; by fax at 718-817-3987; or by email at medievals [at] fordham [dot] edu.