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
Travel to Columbia University & New York City
Transportation from the airports
The easiest way to reach Columbia University from any airport is by taxi. The average fare from Fiorello H. LaGuardia Airport, the closest airport to campus, is $28, NOT including tolls and tips. John F. Kennedy International 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 driver must be paid for the trip thus far and the meter will begin again towards then next stop. Taxi service from Newark International Airport (in New Jersey) to Manhattan costs approximately $80.
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. SuperShuttle offers a discounted rate for groups of seven or more. Contact SuperShuttle group sales for details.
The trip from LaGuardia Airport takes 35-55 minutes and costs approximately $19 per person into N.Y.C. It takes 45-65 minutes from Kennedy or Newark Airports, and the cost is approximately $22 per person into N.Y.C. For reservations and more information, contact SuperShuttle at: (212) 315-3006 or (800) 451-0455.
Directions by car
From within Manhattan:
Columbia is best reached by traveling 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:
Three options, depending on your starting point:
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. Then follow directions "from within Manhattan."
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. Then follow directions "from within Manhattan."
From the Hotels (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 using any of the following methods:
Columbia Area Parking Garages
E & B Operating Corp.
Riverside Church Parking
St. Luke’s Hospital Parking
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.