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  1. Sammmeyeam

    Sammmeyeam Senior Member
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    Hi guys,

    I'll be travelling to New York in a few weeks, and I wanted to ask for some advice from people that have already gone.

    I'll be interviewing at Mt. Sinai, Albert Einstein, and NYU.

    Which airport is closest to these schools?

    Where should I stay that is close to all three schools? What part of New York?

    How can I travel to and from these schools besides taxi?

    Thanks for your help...
     
  2. doppl

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    Congrats on the interviews. Anyone of the 3 airports (LGA, JFK and Newark) works well for all schools in NYC. From there you can either take a shuttle bus or a cab into the city. I prefer the shuttle buses unless you can find somebody to split the cabs with. If you can, stay somewhere on the east side which will give you good accessability for all three schools. Definately feel free to take the subway or buses to the schools and there is an express bus that goes to einstein from the east side of Manhattan which is probably the best way to go since the schedule lets you know when they will arrive at the school and stops right in front of Einstein. The info for that is on the einstein web page. If you need more info feel free to PM me. I don't know specific hotels to stay at but look around. Also, look into staying with a student host since NY hotels tend to be expensive.
     
  3. altaskier

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    For Einstein and NYU stay in Manhattan. A while ago, I posted how to get to Einstein. If not, look at Interviewfeedback and I posted exactly how to get there from Manhattan. Flying into La Guardia or JFK works.


    GOOD LUCK !!!
     
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  4. merlin

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    Take it from me. It is really easy to travel around NY. I was really frightened by the prospects of having to get around NY, but in the end was really pleasantly surprised how easy it is. So don't worry, just enjoy your trip. Also, I stayed with a student host at Einstein and it was a really great experience. I would highly recommend it. But if you want to stay in Manhattan, there is the Morris Park Express (pick up at 44th and Madison I believe) that will take you right to the front steps of Einstein in a little under an hour. Good luck. Cheers.
     
  5. nerfornothin

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    Hey Sammy,
    Congrats on the interviews man!
     
  6. SMW

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    Congrats!! Have fun in New York!! (I know you will!) :D

    How did you manage to coordinate those interviews?
    I've been trying to get Mount Sinai's attention for some time now. No luck on my first set of interviews. I'm now trying for the second time, but they really won't give me the time of day. Did you work at it, or did it just happen?
     
  7. alice

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    stay with student hosts at all three schools - you don't want to stay in a cheap hotel in nyc --- it will be unsafe and GROSS. they are VERY easy to subway between. i would definitely recommend doing that.

    any of the airports are going to require cabs, so factor $20-30 for LGA, $35 for JFK and $50 for Newark into the airplane cost to see which is the best.

    congrats on the interviews. kudos on being able to schedule them so well - i could teach you a few things about going between random states in the same week :) and good luck!!
     
  8. SMW

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    From the airports to wherever you're staying and back to the airport, I recommend shuttles. Door to door service. Much cheaper than cabs, although they take a little longer. You can call them and make an appointment for the return, and they'll come pick you up.

    I second the advice to stay with students. You'll learn a lot more about the schools that way, and it's way more fun. Plus it cuts down on stress the night before if you're with someone who can tell you what it was like for them. Also, they'll help you get to the Admissions Office on time!! Good luck. :)
     

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