Lab Phone: 212.305.7753
Lab Fax: 212.305.1468
College of Physicians and Surgeons
701 West 168th Street, HHSC 1216
New York, NY 10032
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From the Airports:
LaGuardia (closest airport to the lab)
By Taxi - [$30-35 including bridge tolls] directly to directly to Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) campus (This is the most convenient option)
By M60 Bus - [$2.25] Runs from outside most terminals to Columbia University's Morningside Campus every 30 minutes. From there, transfer to the 116th St. subway station and take the 1/9 line to 168th St.
Newark Airport (furthest airport to the lab)
By Olympia Trails Bus - [$15 one way, $27 round trip] Takes you to Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd St & 8th St). From here a taxi ride to the CUMC campus costs about $15 or continue by subway.
John F. Kennedy Airport
JFK AirTrain to LIRR at Jamaica Station to A train at Penn station.
The best way to travel in the city is by subway (view subway map). The fare is $2.25 and includes any transfers. If you expect to travel alot throughout the city, it would be wise to invest in a Metrocard, which will enable you to avoid long lines at token booths and save money (view Metrocard options).
From Pennsylvania Station or Port Authority Bus Terminal
Take the A train (express) to 168th St. At the 168th St. station, follow the signs to the 1/9 trains, then exit at the turnstiles near the elevators
From Grand Central Station
Take the S train (shuttle) to Times Square, and transfer to the A train (express) to 168th St. At the 168th St. station, follow the signs to the 1/9 trains, then exit at the turnstiles near the elevators and continue by foot.
Depending on the time of day and where you are, it may be very easy to next to impossible to catch a taxicab. The vacant ones have their top lights on. Tell the cab driver to take you to Columbia University Medical Center, 168th Street and Broadway.
If driving to NYC, note that you can face heavy traffic, reckless driving, lack of street parking and expensive parking garage rates. Read street signs carefully to avoid parking tickets (up to $185).
From the North
Take the Cross Bronx Expressway in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Bear right as you approach the bridge and take the exit for Riverside Drive south.
From the East
Take the Grand Central Parkway or Long Island Expressway west to the Cross Island Parkway north. Cross over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Proceed as above.
From the West (NJ)
Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) north or I-80 east to the George Washington Bridge. As you cross the bridge, be careful to exit onto Riverside Drive south.
At the CUMC Campus:
From the corner of Broadway and 168th Street, proceed west on 168th Street (from the subway exit, take a left) and walk one block to Fort Washington Ave. There, you will see steps leading up to a tall building called the Hammer Building, 701 West 168th Street. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a guard, to whom you are to give information concerning your visit (what lab you are visiting). Take the elevators to the 12th floor and walk to the right to reach my office, in room 1222. Keep going to reach the laboratory, in room 1216.