441 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Using Mass Transit
Driving Directions
Nearby Parking
Transportation from Airport
Hotel Accommodations

Mass Transit

For mass transit, check out the MTA’s site for a subway map and a Manhattan bus map.

The closest subway stops are:

50 Street / Broadway on 1 line
7 Avenue / 53 Street on B, D, E lines
50 Street / 8 Avenue on C, E lines

To get to these stations from where you are, try this useful site.

The closest bus line is the M-11, which travels southbound along 9th Avenue and northbound on 10th Avenue.

Driving Directions

From Upstate

New York State Thruway / I-87  South. Take the Palisades Pkwy South exit, exit Number 13S, toward New Jersey. Merge onto the Palisades Pkwy. Take the Hudson Ter. Exit. Take unnamed road towards George Washington Bridge. Stay straight to go onto I-95 N. Take the Rt-9A / US-9/Henry Hudson Pkwy/178 St exit. Henry Hudson Pkwy becomes Joe Dimaggio Hwy. Stay straight to go onto W 56th St. Turn right onto 9th Ave. Turn right onto w 53rd St. Follow just past Chelsea Broadcast Center on right You will see Avatar Studios at 441 West 53rd street.

From New Jersey and Newark Airport

Take the New Jersey Turnpike, Rt 19 or Rt 3 to the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan and follow signs for uptown. Go to the 2nd traffic light Make left on 42nd street. Proceed 1 block to 10th Ave. Make a right and proceed to 54th street. Make a right on 9th Ave and a right onto W 53rd St. Follow just past Chelsea Broadcast Center on right You will see Avatar Studios at 441 West 53rd street.

From Connecticut

Take I-95 south toward George Washington Bridge / Whitestone Bridge. Take the Rt-9a/Parkway exit toward 181 St. Merge onto Henry Hudson Pkwy. Henry Hudson Pkwy becomes Joe Dimaggio Hwy. Stay straight to go onto w 56th St. Turn right onto 9th Ave. Turn right onto w 53rd St. Follow just past Chelsea Broadcast Center. On the right you will see Avatar Studios at 441 West 53rd street.

Nearby Parking

For a list of nearby parking lots with rates and times of operations, check out this useful NYC parking site.

Transportation from Airport

LaGuardia Airport

Take the M60 bus to Manhattan with a free transfer to the B train @ 125th Street for downtown and Brooklyn. Take B train to 7th Avenue @ 53rd Street. Takes about 80-90 mins. Total cost one way is $2.50. You must buy a MetroCard first.
Taxi: Expect to pay $35-40 plus tip and $8 toll. You can save the toll by telling the driver to take the 59th Street Bridge (renamed Edward I. Koch Bridge). Takes about 55-65 mins. depending on time of day and traffic.

JFK Airport

Subway: Take the AirTrain ($5 ea way) to JAMAICA Station. Take the “E” train at Jamaica to Manhattan ($2.50). Take the “E” to the 7th Avenue Station. Takes 80-90 mins.
Taxi: Expect to pay $65 including tolls and tip each way. Takes 60-90 mins depending on traffic and time of day.

Newark Airport

New Jersey Transit buses run every 15 mins from the airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal. Fare is $15.00 and can take up to an hour depending on traffic. When you arrive at Port Authority, you can take a cab up to Avatar ($10 with tip) or the “E” or “C” train uptown one stop to 50th Street ($2.50 MetroCard). Allow 30 add’l mins for this part of the trip.
Taxi: Expect to pay $65-75 with tolls and tip….the trip takes 70-90 mins depending on traffic and time of day.
Bus: The M-11 bus runs up 10th Avenue and can be taken from Port Authority to 53rd Street ($2.50 MetroCard or coins only).

Hotel Accommodations

For a list of nearby hotels, take a look at this map.

Here are a few hotels that are near the studio:

Here are hotels 2-3 subway stations north in the Upper West Side:

For the best deals, check out hotels.com.

If you need further assistance, give us a call at 212-765-7500.

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