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The School of Visual Arts (main building) is located at 209 East 23rd Street between Second and Third avenues on Manhattan's East Side. Telephone: 212.592.2000.


Directions by Bus

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is located at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue. Buses arrive there from all parts of the country. Call the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 212.564.8484 for schedule and fare information. Call 212.971.6363 for Greyhound Bus schedule and fare information. You can reach SVA from the bus terminal by taking the C or E subway lines to 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue.

Directions by Car

FROM THE NORTH 
- From the Triboro Bridge, follow signs for FDR Drive. Exit FDR Drive at 23rd Street, and continue to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third avenues.
- From the George Washington (GW) Bridge, follow signs to the Harlem River Drive, and then to FDR Drive. Exit FDR Drive at 23rd Street, and continue to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third avenues.

FROM THE EAST 
- Take Long Island Expressway (I-495) to the Midtown Tunnel. Exit tunnel to left and travel downtown on Second Avenue to 23rd Street.

FROM POINTS SOUTH or WEST
- From the Lincoln Tunnel, travel downtown on West Street, to 23rd Street. Head east to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third avenues.
- From the Holland Tunnel, travel uptown on West Street, to 23rd Street. Head east to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third avenues.
- From the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, travel uptown on West Street, to 23rd Street. Head east to 209 East 23rd Street, between Second and Third avenues.
Note: Parking on 23rd Street is scarce and by meter only. There are several parking garages in the vicinity of SVA.

Directions by Ferry

For specific New York Waterway ferry and free shuttle bus information, click here.

Directions by Subway

Many subway lines stop at 23rd Street. The number 6 train is the closest, and stops at Park Avenue South. The R and N trains stop at Broadway. The F and V trains stop at Sixth Avenue. The number 1 train stops at Seventh Avenue and the C and E at Eighth Avenue. PATH trains from New Jersey stop at Sixth Avenue. Subways are a fast and economical way to travel within New York City. Subway MetroCards may be purchased at any station; subway maps are also available at no charge. Click here for more information on subway travel.

Directions by Train

Metro-North trains, which serve Westchester County, parts of Connecticut and other points north, arrive at Grand Central Terminal, located at 42nd Street between Lexington and Vanderbilt avenues in midtown Manhattan. AmtrakLong Island Rail Road, and New Jersey Transit trains arrive at Penn Station, located at 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. It is a 20-minute walk to SVA from Grand Central Terminal, or take the number 6 subway line downtown to 23rd Street. It is a 25-minute walk from Penn Station, down Seventh Avenue to 23rd Street and east on 23rd Street to Third Avenue.

Hotel Accommodations Nearby
This list of suggested accommodations is provided for your convenience.  Please be advised that the School of Visual Arts cannot guarantee availability at any of the hotels listed below.
 
* Denotes hotels within 10 blocks of SVA
 
The Carlton*
88 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212.532.4100
 
Chelsea Savoy
204 West 23 Street 
Tel: 212.929.9353  
 
Clarion Hotel Park Avenue*
429 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212.532.4860
 
Comfort Inn Hotel 
18 West 25 Street 
Tel: 212.645.3990 
 
Deauville Hotel 
103 East 29 Street 
Tel: 212.683.0990 
 
Doubletree Metropolitan NY Hotel
569 Lexington Avenue 
Tel: 212.752.7000 
 
Gramercy Park Hotel 
2 Lexington Avenue 
Tel: 212.920.3300 
 
Hotel Chelsea 
222 West 23 Street 
Tel: 212.243.3700 
 
Hotel Giraffe*
365 Park Avenue South 
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 877.296.0009
 
Hotel Grand Union 
34 East 32 Street 
Tel: 212.683.5890 
 
Inn at Irving Plaza 
56 Irving Place 
Tel: 212.533.4600 
 
Larchmont Hotel
27 West 11 Street 
Tel: 212.989.9333 
 
Madison Hotel
62 Madison Avenue 
Tel: 212.532.7373 
 
The Marcel Hotel*
201 East 24 Street 
Tel: 212.696.3800
 
Maritime Hotel, The 
363 West 16 Street 
Tel: 212.242.4300 
 
Marriott Eastside Hotel
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 800.242.8684
 
Park South Hotel*
122 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 800.315.4642
 
Pod Hotel 
230 East 51 Street 
Tel: 212.355.0300 
 
Radisson Lexington Hotel
511 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Tel: 800.448.4471
 
Roger Williams 
131 Madison Avenue 
Tel: 212.448.7000 
 
Stanford Hotel
43 West 32 Street 
Tel: 212.563.1500 
 
Vincci Avalon Hotel 
16 East 32 Street 
Tel: 212.299.7000 
 
W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212.755.1200
 
W Union Square 
201 Park Avenue South 
Tel: 212.253.9119 
 
Washington Square Hotel 
103 Waverly Place 
Tel: 212.777.9515 
 
Parking Garages Nearby
Call to confirm hours and availability
 
Charles Parking
200 East 26 Street (between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue)
(212) 751-1080
 
West Plaza Garage - Icon Parking
301 East 26 Street (corner of 26 Street and Second Avenue)
(212) 252-8038
 
Icon Parking
401 Second Avenue (between 23 Street and 24 Street)
(212) 683-4009
 
Penny Lane Car Park
215 East 24 Street (between Second Avenue and Third Avenue)
(212) 679-0370

School of Visual Arts | 209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994 | Tel: 212.592.2000 | Fax: 212.725.3587