Parking Alternatives

Parking in New York City can be a challenge. Many of the prime on-street spots fill up pretty quickly; it’s also important to know about special New York City parking rules, such as “alternate side of the street parking days.” Fortunately, there are a variety of transportation options for travelling to CUMC. 


By New York City Public Transportation

Take the (local), (express), or (local) trains to the 168th Street Station. You must purchase a MetroCard to ride the subway. A number of city buses also serve CUMC (M2M3M4M5, and M100). Maps of bus and subway routes are available on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority website.


By Bicycle

Escape the subway crowds and the traffic jams by bicycling to CUMC. Bicycling is a healthy, economical, fun, and environmentally friendly way to commute. Bicycle racks located at CUMC are for daily use; long-term storage is prohibited. Bicycle rack locations can be found on the Department of Public Safety website.


By Inter-Campus Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle bus connects CUMC with the Morningside Heights and Manhattanville campuses as well as affiliate Harlem Hospital. The Intercampus shuttle runs Monday through Friday, excluding University holidays. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shuttle times are approximate and are subject to traffic. Shuttle service schedules and news can be found on the Transportation Services website.


By Taxi

CUMC is located at West 168th Street and Broadway, immediately southeast of the George Washington Bridge, in the Washington Heights/Inwood section of northern Manhattan. Please note only green or yellow cabs may legally solicit customers with offers of transportation.


By Train or Interstate Bus

Amtrak trains to New York arrive at Pennsylvania Station; buses stop at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Visitors arriving at these stations can take either public transportation or a taxi north to CUMC.


On-Street Parking

Metered and non-metered parking is available on New York City streets. Parking information and traffic advisories are available on the Department of Transportation website.


Commercial Parking Garages

Below are examples of several commercial parking garages near CUMC campus vicinity. Some of these places offer discounts to CUMC faculty, staff, and students. 


Need Help? Contact CUMC Parking

212-305-Help (4357), select 'Option 7'
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For billing or account inquiries, email (in the subject line note: Billing or Account Inquiry).

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Facilities Operations

650 West 168th Street
Black Building, Room B-02
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 3)
Fax: (212) 305-1026

Parking Office

650 West 168th Street
Black Building
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-305-4357 (Option 7)
Fax: 212-305-1026

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Housing Services

50 Haven Avenue
Bard Hall, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212-304-7000
or 212-305-4357 (Option 2)


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