Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Phone: (212) 854-9400
CSPA is affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Conventions and Workshops
Fall Conference Travel
Columbia University is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at West 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
Transportation from the Airports
The easiest way to reach Columbia University from any airport is by taxi. The average fare from LaGuardia Airport, the closest airport to campus, is $35, NOT including tolls and tips. Kennedy Airport is about twice as far from the campus and the cost for transportation via taxi is flat rate of $45, NOT including tolls and tips, to any single stop. If there is a second stop, the meter begins again at the first stop. Taxi service from Newark Airport, New Jersey, to Manhattan costs approximately $75.SuperShuttle (www.supershuttle.com) provides airport shuttle van service from LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark to hotels and residences in Manhattan. Immediate arrangements can be made at the Airport Ground Transportation Desk when you arrive from your flight. For reservations and more information contact the Super Shuttle at: (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.
The trip from LaGuardia takes 35-55 minutes into NYC. It takes 45-65 minutes from Kennedy or Newark into NYC. Call 800-451-0455 for more details.
Directions by Car
Within Manhattan: Columbia is best reached by travelling south on the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) and taking the 95th/96th Street off-ramp, turn left onto Riverside Drive and proceed north. Turn right at 110th Street and proceed two blocks to Broadway. Left on Broadway, and head to the University’s main gates at West 116th and Broadway.From the North: (1) Take the New York Thruway (I-87) to the Cross Bronx Expressway in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Bear right as you approach the bridge and take the exit for the Henry Hudson Parkway South. (2) The New England Thruway (I-95) becomes the Cross Bronx Expressway. Proceed as above. (3) Take the Saw Mill Parkway south or the Cross County Parkway west to the Henry Hudson Parkway south. Proceed as above.
From the East: Take the Grand Central Parkway or the Long Island Expressway west to the Cross Island Parkway North. Cross over the Throgs Neck Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway in the direction of the George Washington Bridge. Proceed as above.
From the South and West: Take the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95) North or I-80 East to the George Washington Bridge. Follow signs for the Henry Hudson Parkway South. Proceed as above.
From the Hotels
(in the midtown area)
The campus is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan at West 116th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. Delegates may reach the campus by any of the following:
1) Taxi - the easiest but most expensive form of transportation. Once in the taxi, inform the driver you are going to West 116th and Broadway. The approximate fare is $25 including tip for no more than four persons per cab.
2) The subway - two trains stop at the 116th Columbia station, the #1. Each trip is $2.50. Tokens and MetroCards may only be purchased at subway stations or at authorized vendors.3) Three bus routes are available - M104 and the M4 stop on Broadway and 116th Street and the M11 stops on Amsterdam and 116th Street. The cost is $2.50 per person and must be paid in exact change, a token or with a Metrocard; no bills are accepted.
Columbia Area Parking Garages
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CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.