CUNY • October 19-21, 2012


Crash Space

We may be able to offer limited crash space for graduate students. If you want to request crash space please email us at


The conference hotel is The Chandler located near the CUNY Graduate Center on 31st Street between 5th and 6th avenues. We have a gotten a block of rooms with a limited number of rooms available at a rate of $291.00 per night for rooms with queen beds or $311.00 for rooms with two double beds. After the rooms with the lower rates are reserved, we will still be able to offer a Deluxe Queen room with the NELS rate of $329.00 per night. To make a reservation, email Mark Robertson at or call 646.218.4444 and mention “NELS43.”

The best way to find good deals on accommodations is to search websites like, Expedia, Kayak and the like. You can also find hostels in NYC through websites like, and Hostel World.

Other suggestions

Please be advised that hotels nearest the locations of the conference will be expensive due to the nature of these neighborhoods. The Graduate Center is located in central Midtown, near the Empire State Building and other tourist attractions.  Hunter College is on the Upper East Side, an upper-class neighborhood.

Hotels close to the conference sites are listed here, but finding a place in a less expensive neighborhood and taking the subway to the conference is a less expensive option you may wish to explore.

Near the Graduate Center:

An excellent option.  A fun place with lots of options, including bunker-style, standard, and suite rooms.
The Gershwin Hotel – Starts at $50
7 East 27th Street, New York, NY
(212) 545-8000 ‎ ·

Hilton Garden Inn- $179
63 West 35th Street, New York, NY
(212) 594-3310 ‎ ·

Hotel Grand Union – $185
34 East 32nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 683-5890 ‎ ·

Options with shared bathrooms still in a great, central location:

Hotel 31 – $150
120 E 31st St, New York, NY, 10016
(212) 685-3060 ‎ ·

the pod hotel 39 – $150
145 East 39th Street, New York, NY
(212) 865-5700 ‎ ·

Near Hunter College:

A great sometimes-inexpensive option.  Some rooms with shared baths:
the pod hotel
51- $150
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY
(212) 355-0300 ‎ ·

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 – $329
130 East 57th Street, New York, NY
(212) 753-8841 ‎ ·

Bentley Hotel – $275
500 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 644-6000 ‎ ·

A lower-budget hostel-style option at the YMCA:
West Side YMCA – $112
5 West 63rd Street, New York, NY
(212) 912-2600 ‎ ·