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.
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 New York City Public Transportation
Take the 1 (local), A (express), or C (local) trains to the 168th Street Station. You must purchase a MetroCard to ride the subway (each way costs $2.50). A number of city buses also serve CUMC (M2, M3, M4, M5, and M100). Maps of bus and subway routes are available on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority website.
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 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.
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. For a list of garages, click here.
- Central Parking System: 3960 Broadway (entrance on Broadway)
- Central Parking System: 775 Riverside Drive
- Metropolitan Parking Group LLC: 4168 Broadway, between 176 and 177 streets