About the Jacob Javits Center:
Conventions and Meetings at the Jacob Javits Center:
- New York National Boat Show
- American International Toy Fair
- New York International Auto Show
- Book Expo America
Jacob Javits Center Location:
Getting to the Jacob Javits Center:
- The closest subway stop to the Jacob Javits Center is the A/C/E at 34th/8th Avenue.
- The M42 and M34 both make stops at the Jacob Javits Center. The M42 runs along 42nd Street and the M34 runs along 34th Street.
- Cabs are a convenient option for getting to the Jacob Javits Center. From Times Square a cab will cost about $6-8, including tip.
Services Available at the Jacob Javits Center:
Restaurants Near the Jacob Javits Center:
Here are a few other restaurant choices that are within walking distance:
- Daisy May's BBQ: (11th Ave & 46th St) Daisy May's serves tasty bbq in a cafeteria-style setting
- Landmark Tavern: (11th Ave & 46th St) Irish-American fare, as well as more upscale offerings
- Manganaros Hero Boy: (9th Ave between 37/38th Sts) Italian heros, pastas and salads
- Pam Real Thai: (47th between 9th & 10th Aves) Authentic Thai food
- 44 & X: (44th St & 10th Ave) New American cuisine (brunch on weekends, dinner daily)
Hotels Near the Jacob Javits Center:
Javits Center Tips:
- Register in advance whenever possible. It will save you a significant amount of time once you arrive at the Javits Center.
- If you're attending a popular event, dress for the weather. Lines to enter the convention center can be long, and the doormen aren't necessarily very sympathetic.
- Wear layers. The temperature inside of the convention center can range from hot to cold and you'll be happy if you can adjust your attire and be comfortable.
- Check your coat and luggage. You'll be happy you did once you're weighed down with all the brochures and swag you'll collect at the event.
- Bring a bottle of water if you want to avoid paying $3 for one inside the Javits Center. (There is often a vendor right outside the Jacob Javits Center selling bottles for about $1-2.)
- If your event has a floor plan online, plot out your route in advance. This way you can be sure not to miss any important exhibitors.
- Food tends to be overpriced and lines can be long during peak times, so bring a lunch or snacks with you and hit the vendors during off-peak times.
- If you find a long line at the restroom, head outside the exhibitors area to find additional facilities. Bathrooms just outside the actual conference entrances tend to be less crowded (& cleaner).
- Public transportation is a great option for getting to/from the Javits Center. Fare is $2.50 (coins or MetroCard) and it includes a free transfer to the subway with MetroCard.
- Taxis can be hard to come by when lots of folks are leaving at the end of an event, so reserve a car service or talk to the Javits Center Concierge if you want to avoid waiting.
- "Gypsy" cabs/vans (often livery cars, but not always) are often available outside the Javits Center -- negotiate the price of your ride before having them bring you anywhere.