ALIENcyanThe CUNY Games Festival conference will take place on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Our gameplay and game feedback day location for Saturday, January 18, 2014 is Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY.

Nearby Dining & Coffee

Note that conference registration includes coffee, light breakfast, and lunch on Friday January 17th. However, if you’re in need of additional sustenance:

  • The Dining Commons at the CUNY Graduate Center (8th Floor) will be open from 8am-3pm on January 17, and serves a full range of hot and cold meal items and beverages.
  • There is a Starbucks on the northeast corner of 35th St. and 5th Ave. just across the street from the CUNY Graduate Center.
  • And of course there are many additional dining options in the immediate vicinity of the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Travel Information

The CUNY Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Ave. between 34th and 35th Sts. in midtown Manhattan, New York City.


The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The closest subway stops to the CUNY Graduate Center are the B, D, F, M, N, Q, and R trains at 34th St./Herald Square, one block west, or the 6 train at 33rd St., one block each east and south. For more information on the NYC subway and bus system, including maps and schedules, visit the MTA website or HopStop.

Our game day location is:
Richard Harris Terrace
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007

Directions to BMCC
BMCC Floor Plan

The closest subway stops to BMCC are the 1, 2, 3 train to Chambers St., two blocks east, or the A, C to Chambers St., three blocks east. For more information on the NYC subway and bus system, including maps and schedules, visit the MTA website or HopStop.

To enter the BMCC building, walk up the long path of broad steps. Once you enter the lobby, you may have to sign-in to get through the turnstiles. Walk down the large corridor that branches to the right. The first large room on your left (after the bookstore) is the Richard Harris Terrace.

New York City is well-served by transportation options. There are two major train stations: Penn Station at 34th St. and 7th Ave., and Grand Central at 42nd St. and Park Ave. Major bus service is to Port Authority Terminal at 42nd St. and 8th Ave. The NYC metropolitan area has three major airports: LaGuardia and JFK Airports in Queens and Newark Airport in New Jersey.

Lodging Information

For those conference attendees coming from out of town, we have arranged for a conference rate of $167 per night at Hotel 373, adjacent to the CUNY Graduate Center. Please note that this rate is only available until December 2, 2013. To receive the conference rate, please call the hotel and book under the CUNY Games Festival Conference.

Hotel 373
373 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10016

Another option is the LaQuinta Manhattan, three blocks south of the Graduate Center, where rates (as of November 1, 2013) start at $110 for a queen room:

La Quinta Manhattan
17 West 32nd St
New York, NY 10001

Finally, Air BnB may also offer affordable lodging in a variety of Manhattan locations — check their website for availability: http://www.airbnb.com/