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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 (#bioc2019 channel)
Twitter: #bioc2019


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:

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.

Closer to NYU:

NYU Langone

Rockefeller University

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 LGA, JFK, and EWR (Newark).

Arriving to Manhattan from JFK.

Arriving to Manhattan from Newark.

Arriving to Manhattan from LaGuardia.

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: