Location and Directions
The Foundation Building
7 East 7th Street
Between Third and Fourth Avenues
41 Cooper Square
Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets
30 Cooper Square
Fourth Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets
From Kennedy Airport
Taxis: For trips between (to and from) Manhattan and JFK International Airport, the flat fare is $45.00 plus any tolls. A NY State Tax Surcharge of $.50 will be added to each trip.. New York Airport Service Express Bus: $15. (718) 875-8200 Buses run every 15 to 30 minutes between 6:15am and 11:10pm. The drive is 45-65 minutes during peak hours making stops at Grand Central, Port Authority and Penn Station. Super Shuttle USA: $23. (1800 BLUE VAN). For more information, go to www.nyairportservice.com or www.supershuttle.com.
From LaGuardia Airport
Taxis: $25 (direct to Cooper Union), plus tolls and tip. New York Airport Service Express Bus: $12. (718) 878-8200. Buses run every 15 to 20 minutes between 6:40am and 11:40pm making stops at Grand Central, Port Authority and Penn Station. Super Shuttle USA: $15. (1800 BLUE VAN). For more information, go to www.nyairportservice.com or www.supershuttle.com.
From Newark Airport
Taxis: $35-51, plus tolls and tip (if a flat fee isn't offered, you may be required to pay double the amount on the meter). Olympia Airport Express Bus: $15. Leaves every 15 minutes making stops at Grand Central, Port Authority and Bryant Park - Fifth Ave. Super Shuttle: $23. (1800 BLUE VAN). For more information, go to www.supershuttle.com or www.coachusa.com/olympia/.
Buses arrive at the Port Authority Terminal at 42nd Street From the terminal, you can take a taxi, the subway (S train to Grand Central and then the #6 train downtown - see subway information below) or MTA buses (crosstown #M42 to Lexington Ave., ask for a transfer and switch to the downtown #M101). Subway and bus fare: $2.25. You must have a Metrocard or exact change (coins only) to board the bus. For more information, go to www.mta.info.
Long distance trains generally arrive at Penn Station (34th Street and Broadway). From Penn, either take a taxi to The Cooper Union or get on the N or R subway downtown (see subway information below). Metro North trains arrive at Grand Central Station, from which your options are either taxi or the #6 subway downtown (see subway information below). For more information, go to www.mta.info.
The closest stop to The Cooper Union is at Astor Place, which is served by the #6 train. The N and R trains have a stop at 8th Street and Broadway, about 2 blocks west of The Cooper Union. New York City subway and bus fare is $2.25. You must have a Metrocard for the subway (bought at the subway service booths or Metrocard vending machine within the station). For buses, you can use either exact change (coins only) or a Metrocard. Subway Help Line: 718.330.1234. For more information, go to www.mta.info.
From the East Side, use the FDR Drive and take Exit 5 (Houston Street). Take Houston Street westbound to Lafayette Street. Turn right (north) on Lafayette and drive to Astor Place. Turn right on Astor Place and drive one block to Cooper Square. From the West Side, take the West Side Highway to 56th Street and continue south on 12th Avenue (which becomes West Street). At 12th Street, turn left and take 12th Street to 3rd Avenue. Turn right on 3rd Avenue and drive to Cooper Square, which begins at 7th Street. For more information, go to maps.google.com or www.mapquest.com.