BioC 2019: Where Software and Biology Connect
When: June 24 - 27, 2019
What: Developer Day, Main Conference, Symposium
Where: NYU and Rockefeller, New York City, USA
Slack: Bioconductor Team (
The conference will take place in two venues:
The conference venues are most easily accessible from the east side of Manhattan (especially around Grand Central Terminal) and from Long Island City (LIC). LIC provides good value for the price, but will require taking the subway (or a cablecar over the East River if you are near the bridge to Roosevelt Island!)
The following link may provide group rate discounts for hotels close to the venues: https://groups.hotels.com/093853217/EventPage4975917
Most affordable options
Long Island City (LIC) provides affordable hotel options (starting at ~$120/night+14.75% tax), and is 25-30 minutes by transit to both Rockefeller University and NYU Langone Medicine.
Most convenient options
These options are easy walking distance from Rockefeller University, but are > $250 / night.
- The Bentley hotel (6 minute walk to RU, starting at $240+tax)
- The Lombardy Hotel (20 minute walk to RU, 34 minutes walk to NYU, close to 6 train for going to NYU, starting at $272+tax)
Closer to NYU:
Arrival at Rockefeller.
Please arrive to Rockefeller at the entrance on 66th street and York avenue.
Local transportation to Rockefeller University
Buses: Two buses stop near the main entrance: the York Avenue/
57th Street crosstown (M31)
and the 68th Street crosstown (M66)
(Metropolitan Transit Authority).
Both routes pass within steps of the entrance.
Subway: Take the 6 to the
68th Street/Hunter College
and walk east or the
Q to 2nd Avenue/72nd Street
and exit at 69th street.
Rockefeller is half a mile from the Subway.
Tramway (cable car): The Manhattan stop of the Roosevelt Island Tramway is a 7 minute walk from Rockefeller University. This is likely to take a little extra time but can be a nice option if you are staying along the F line or within walking distance of the Roosevelt Island F line subway station in Long Island City. The tramway uses the Metrocard and costs a regular subway fare.
Taxis estimated costs.
Bicycle racks are at the end of 68th Street parking lot
under the tennis court by the staircase in the back.
Arriving by air
The main airports that serve New York City are
Arriving to Manhattan from JFK.
- Taxi - Taxis from JFK offer a flat rate of $50-$70 to Manhattan (not including tips or tolls). Taxi rank can be found directly opposite departure’s entrance. JFK taxi information
- Public Transport - JFK airtrain tickets cost $7.75 and connects JFK station to Penn station W.34 street with free transfer to the MTA subway system in Manhattan. JFK airtrain information.
Arriving to Manhattan from Newark.
- Taxi - Meatured taxi services are available at Newark. Taxi rates will vary due to rush hour traffic, typically ranging from $60~$110. Newark taxi information.
- Public Transport - Newark airtrain connects from airport to New York Penn Station in around 30-45 minutes with tickets approximately $12.50.Newark airtrain information.
Arriving to Manhattan from LaGuardia.
- Taxi - Meatured taxi services are available at LaGuardia. Taxi rates will vary due to rush hour traffic, typically ranging from $40~$60 for LaGuardia. LaGuardia taxi information.
- Public Transport - MTA buses run from LaGuardia to Manhattan and cost roughly $2.75 for a one-way ticket. LaGuardia MTA buses information.
Driving and parking
Take the FDR Drive southbound to 63rd Street or northbound to 61st Street;
turn right on York Avenue.
There is no parking on campus. Here are the closest places to park:
- Greenberg Garage
at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at
525 E. 68th Street
(entrance at 68th Street, east of York Avenue).
- Quick Park / SP+ Parking at
450 E. 63rd Street
(between York and 1st Avenue).