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
Administrative Offices (including the Office of Admissions)
30 Cooper Square
Fourth Avenue between 5th and 6th Streets
The Cooper Union is easily accessible by public transportation. If you plan to visit by car, please allow extra time to navigate New York City traffic and to secure parking. There are multiple parking garages near The Cooper Union; however, it is recommended that you contact a parking garage ahead of time to ensure availability.
The Astor Place stop served by the #6 train is the closest New York City subway stop to The Cooper Union. The R and W trains have a stop at 8th Street and Broadway, about 2 blocks west of The Cooper Union. For more information, please visit: 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 the 14th Street exit. Turn left onto 14th Street to 3rd Avenue and make a right. Take 3rd Avenue to Cooper Square, which begins at 7th Street.
Please Note: The Cooper Union does not have designated visitor parking. Limited street parking is available, as well as several nearby parking garages where you can expect to pay approximately $8-10/half hour.
Buses arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street. From the terminal, you may take a taxi, the subway (S train to Grand Central and then the #6 train downtown), or MTA buses (crosstown M42 to Lexington Ave., ask for a transfer and switch to the downtown M101). For more information, please visit: www.mta.info.
Long distance trains generally arrive at Penn Station (32nd-33rd Street and 7th Avenue). From Penn, either take a taxi to The Cooper Union, or get on the downtown R or W subway (at 34th Street and 6th Avenue). Metro North trains arrive at Grand Central Station where you may either take a taxi or the downtown #6 subway. For more information, please visit: www.mta.info.
While there are several New York City area airports, the John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty airports are closest to The Cooper Union. Ground transportation is available at all airports. For more detailed information about ground transportation and fares, please visit: http://www.panynj.gov/airports/.