Getting Around NYC

Getting Around

Location: All SHARP Trainings take place on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) campus, located approximately 20-25 minutes by subway north of Columbia University's main Morningside campus. Specific workshop location details can be found on each respective training page. 

Lactation/Mother's Room: The Columbia Mailman School of Public Health has a lactation room on the main floor of the building, which offers a clean, secure, and private space to express breast milk. The room is swipe-card protected, and is equipped with chairs, a refridgerator, and a lock on the inside. To access the Lactation Room, please contact the central email (locatd on the specific workshop page) for the training you are attending 1-2 weeks before your training, so that the SHARP team can assist you.

Campus Map: See our general SHARP Training campus map for location, main subways stops, taxi stands, and the closest hotel. 


  • Airports: Three major airports are accessible to NYC, with La Guardia (LGA) being the most convenient to the SHARP Training locations. See our Airport Map for general travel times from all three airports to the CUIMC campus via driving and public transportation.
  • Subways: Three subway trains are convenient to the CUIMC campus: the 1*, A, and C trains. We recommend you book your lodging convenient to one of these train lines if you plan to take public transportation. *Please note that for summer 2019, the medical campus stop at 168th Street for the 1 Train will be closed, requiring you to get off at 157th.

Hotels: A list of hotels with Columbia-affiliated discounts can be found on this page. The Edge Hotel is the closest hotel to the CUIMC campus (5-minute walk to Mailman School of Public Health) and offers a discounted rate for workshop participants on non-blackout summer dates. For the Edge Hotel, on weekdays from 9am-5pm call the Sales Department at (917) 409-2560, and on weekends call the hotel main number (212) 543-0005 to inquire about the Columbia rate when making a reservation. 

NYC Surroundings: The city offers worldclass activities and places to explore. More information can be found here.