Governance at the Crossroads: Lodging/Travel


Lodging & Travel Information

The Retreat will take place in various locations and venues around New York City; please reference the Agenda. More Venue information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Getting to New York City

By Air:

Participants are responsible for their own travel accommodations, but TCG advises utilizing one of the many reputable travel websites to book airfare at the best possible rate. You may want to start by checking rates at Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline or Kayak. NYC area airport options include JFK International, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International.

By Train:

Amtrak trains travel directly into New York's Penn Station daily. Call Amtrak for schedule and rates at (800) 872-7245 or visit the Amtrak website.

Transportation from Airports:

There are taxi stations at all major NYC area airports, but here are some alternative options:

Super Shuttle

(212) 258-3826

AirTrain JFK

Take AirTrain JFK to/from Jamaica or Howard Beach station and connect to/from MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) trains, MTA New York City Transit subways and local buses. The cost is $5 plus cost of the subway or LIRR train. Take AirTrain to connect to the following trains and subways:

  • the LIRR at Jamaica Station
  • the E, J/Z subways at Jamaica Station
  • the A subway at Howard Beach Station

AirTrain Newark

Take AirTrain to/from Newark Airport Train Station and connect to/from NJ Transit or Amtrak trains. If you choose to use NJ Transit, connect with trains that run on the Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line. If you choose to use Amtrak, connect with trains that run on the Northeast Corridor Line. The cost of the AirTrain is $5.50 plus the cost of the connecting train. Check with NJ Transit or Amtrak to determine ticket cost, check train schedule and confirm that the train you want stops at your destination.

Getting to Retreat Venues

The MTA subway system runs throughout New York City. You can purchase a MetroCard in most stations. The cost is $2.75 per ride. Below are directions to the meeting sites via subway and other modes of transport.

To reach The Library at the Public (425 Lafayette Street, at Astor Place) via subway:

  • Take the 6 train to the Astor Place stop.
  • Take the N/R lines to the 8th Street stop.


To reach 520 8th Avenue (between 36th & 37th Streets) via subway:

  • Take the B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/W trains to 34th Street/Herald Square.
  • Take the A/C/E/1/2/3 trains to 34th Street/Penn Station.

A downloadable and printable version of the MTA's subway map can also be found here.

TCG recommends taking a taxi, car or shuttle to the hotel from your airport or train station if you are unfamiliar with New York streets or not comfortable following GPS on your mobile device. Midtown can be complicated!

You may also try downloading the Lyft (or other ride sharing) app onto your smartphone, which make it easy to call a car service or yellow cab from anywhere in Manhattan. 


TCG Members receive discounts on the hotels below. Note that there is no hotel block reserved for this event.

Club Quarters Hotels provide contemporary accommodations designed for business travelers, in an inviting, club-like atmosphere with year-round availability for its members and their guests. You'll enjoy low fixed rates for business and leisure travel, as well as thoughtful services and amenities all in the most desirable city center locations. To see various Club Quarters locations and make reservations, please use the TCG Preferred Rate HERE for employees, family & friends.

IHG Hotels 
Surrounded by the electrifying Times Square, Candlewood Suites New York City Times Square is the perfect NYC location for your extended stay. When blending business with leisure, our NYC hotel is convenient to major businesses in Times Square and the attractions of New York City. If you are traveling to "the Big Apple" for just an overnight stay or for a long stay, our NYC hotel's studio suites with full kitchen facilities will make your trip a smashing success. Access TCG Preferred Rate for Candlewood Suites HERE.

The Holiday Inn Express New York City Times Square Hotel boasts a great location in Midtown and proximity to Times Square. Located a short walk from Times Square attractions, our hotel offers comfortable accommodations near New York’s biggest attractions. With Times Square and Broadway outside our door, you'll find it easy getting to and from your New York City destinations. Access TCG Preferred Rate for Holiday Inn Express Times Square HERE.

Discover Times Square's world-famous shopping and dining on the doorstep of Hampton Inn Times Square South. The Port Authority bus terminal and Penn Station are within a half-mile. The Javits Center, Madison Square Garden, and Central Park are less than two miles away. Enjoy free hot breakfast, free WiFi, and access to our fitness and business centers. Access TCG Preferred Rate for Hampton Inn Times Square South HERE.

TCG also recommends checking home share sites like Airbnb, VRBO, or HomeToGo for affordable lodging options around the NYC area.