AMS Sectional Meeting Registration/Housing/Etc. Information


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Spring Eastern Sectional Meeting
Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, NY
May 6-7, 2017 (Saturday - Sunday)
Meeting #1129

Associate secretaries:

Steven H Weintraub, AMS shw2@lehigh.edu


**Advance Registration is Closed**

Hunter College campus

Image courtesy of Hunter College, CUNY

Accommodations

Participants should make their own arrangements directly with the hotel of their choice. Special discounted rates were negotiated with the hotels listed below. Rates quoted do not include the New York City hotel tax (14.75 percent) and a US\$3.50 per room, per night occupancy fee. Participants must state that they are with the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Meeting at Hunter College to receive the discounted rate. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations. Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.

The Benjamin, 125 East 50th Street, New York NY, 10022; 866-222-2365; www.thebenjamin.com/ Rates are US\$279 per night for a guest room with one queen bed, this rate is applicable for single or double occupancy; each additional person US\$40. To book call 1-866-AFFINIA or use the following link: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=10150&Chain=5158&Dest=BN&shell=Flex2014&group=20170505AMS. Use Code: 20170505AMS. A US\$30 Facility Fee has been waived and internet access has been provided complimentarily in guest rooms. Amenities include a kitchenette with a mini fridge in-room, fitness center, Rest and Renew program for better sleep, room service, and on property James Beard Award-winning restaurant, The National, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Valet parking is available at a daily rate of US\$65 for a sedan and US\$70 for an SUV, per day. This property is located approximately 1 mile from campus. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 7, 2017.

Fifty NYC, 155 East 50th Street At Third Avenue New York, NY 10022; 212-751-5710; www.affinia.com/fifty. Rates are US\$235 per night for a guest room with one queen bed or two double beds, this rate is applicable for single or double occupancy; each additional person US\$40. To book call 1-866-AFFINIA or use the following link:https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=10145&Chain=5158&Dest=AFFALL&shell=2014GCF&group=20170505AMS. Use Code: 20170505AMS. A US\$25 Facility Fee has been waived and internet access has been provided complimentarily in guest rooms. Amenities include a coffee maker and a mini refrigerator in-room, the Club Room lounge, fitness center, and room service is available. Valet Parking is available for US\$55 for cars, and US\$65 for SUVs and minivans, per day. In-and-out privileges are not included. This property is located approximately 1 mile from the campus. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 7, 2017.

Hyatt Herald Square, 30 W 31st St, New York, NY 1000, 212-330-1234; https://newyorkheraldsquare.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html. Rates are US\$219 for a room with one king bed and US\$249 for a room with two queen beds, for single or double occupancy. To book please call 1-800-233-1234 or visit Hyatt.com and reference AM MATHEMATICAL SOC. Additional charges of US\$10 per person will apply for triple or quad occupancy. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a coffee maker and a mini refrigerator in-room, fitness center, room service, and on-property dining at the Den, Espresso Bar, and Up on 20. Valet parking is available at a daily rate of US\$60 for a standard car and US\$70 for an SUV, per day. This property is located approximately 2.2 miles from campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 3, 2017.

Hyatt Place New York/Midtown-South, 52 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018; 212-239-9100; https://newyorkmidtown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html. Rates are US\$199 per night for a room with one king bed and US\$229 for a room with two queen beds, these rates are applicable for single or double occupancy. Queen rooms also include sofa sleeper. To book please call 1-888-492-8847 or visit Hyatt.com and use G-MATH as the group/corporate number. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, refrigerator and single serve coffee maker in room, fitness room, and complimentary hot breakfast. Also located on property are Gallery Menu, serving made to order fresh food, and Coffee to Cocktails, serving Starbucks® specialty coffees & teas, premium beers, wines & cocktails. Self-parking is located at Meyers Parking Garage at 12 West 36th Street. This property is located approximately 2.3 miles from campus. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 3, 2017.

Lexington New York City, 511 Lexington Avenue (at 48th Street), New York, NY, 10017, 1-800-448-4471 or 212-755-4400; https://www.lexingtonhotelnyc.com/. Book the group rate for American Mathematical Society. Rates are US\$179 per night for a single or double occupancy room with a king bed and complimentary Wi-Fi. Should  you wish to extend a stay with either pre- and/or post-nights (3 nights maximum), please contact Ali Glasner directly either through email or phone (212-418-6744) to make this booking. Amenities include in-room laptop safe, fitness center, business center, Starbucks coffeehouse and on-site bar, the Mixing Room, and bistro Raffles serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Valet parking or off-site parking is available for US\$65 per day, oversized vehicles will be US\$75 per day. This property is located approximately 1.2 miles from the campus. Check-in is at 4:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at a reduced rate is April 5, 2017.

Millennium Broadway Hotel New York, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY; 212-768-4400; https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/new-york/millennium-broadway-hotel-new-york/#about. Book here to reserve, or call 800-622-5569 (in-house reservations). Rates are US\$279 per night for a Superior guest room with a king or two double beds or US\$319 for a Premier guest room with a king or queen bed. Either rate is for single or double occupancy. Premier rooms offer complimentary continental breakfast, and afternoon hors d’oeuvres with wine or beer. Complimentary internet access in guest rooms has been included in this rate. Amenities include fitness center, business center, and on-site restaurant, Charlotte, serving breakfast. Valet parking is available, inquire about rates when making a reservation. This property is located approximately 1.8 miles from the campus. Check-in is at 4:00 pm, check-out is at 11:00 am. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 5, 2017.

NYLO, 2178 Broadway (at W 77th Street), New York, NY 10024; 212-362-1100; http://www.nylohotels.com/nyc. Rates are US\$269 on 5/5 for a standard room with a queen or king bed and US\$289 on 5/6 for a standard room with a queen or king bed this rate is applicable for single or double occupancy. To book please call 1-800-509-7598 or go to https://nylo-nyc.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=74&mode=b&pm=true&sr=204731&vr=3. If you require additional nights outside of the block, please contact the reservations office at  800-509-7598 and reference the group name ‘AMS’ to make reservations. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, in room coffee maker, and complimentary bottled water in guest rooms. Also located on property are Serafina, serving Northern Italian cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, for dine in or take-out; Red Farm serving modern Chinese cuisine and dim sum for lunch, brunch, or dinner; and LOCL Bar, a lounge. This property is located approximately 1.8 miles from campus. Check-in is at 4:00 pm, check-out is at 11:00 am. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 5, 2017.

Park Central, 870 7th Avenue New York, NY 10019; 212-247-8000; www.parkcentralny.com/hotel. Rates for classic guest rooms (one king bed or two double beds) at this property will be discounted by 15 percent off of the best available rate at the time of booking. For assistance in booking a room at this property you may also contact Dreena Dureza at ddureza@parkcentralny.com. A Facility Fee of US\$31 has been waived for this property and allows guests Wi-Fi access through the hotel’s guest’s rooms and public spaces for up to five devices, unlimited local and domestic long distance calls, and use of the fitness center. Amenities include on-site business center, fitness center, Park Lounge cocktail lounge, and “grab-and-go”Central Market Cafe. The full service restaurant, Redeye Grill, is located just steps outside this property, serving lunch and dinner. Valet parking or off-site parking is available for US\$65 per day, oversized vehicles will be US\$75 per day. This property is located approximately 1.2 miles from the campus. Check-in is at 4:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 10, 2017.

Renaissance New York Hotel 57, 130 East 57th St. New York, NY 10022; 207-443-9741; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycbr-renaissance-new-york-hotel-57/. To book a room at this rate directly call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-468-3571 and identify the room block as the American Mathematical Society Spring Meeting at Hunter College at the Renaissance. Rates are US\$199 per night for a cozy guest room with one double bed, single/double occupancy. Complimentary internet access in guest rooms is included in this rate. Amenities include on-site business center, fitness center, on-site bar, Opia Lounge and Bar, and Opia Restaurant offering French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Valet parking or off-site parking is available for US\$55 per day, oversized vehicles will be US\$65 per day. This property is located approximately 0.5 miles from the campus. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 5, 2017.

NEW! Sanctuary Hotel New York, 132 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036; 212-234-7000; http://www.sanctuaryhotelnyc.com/default-en.html. Rates for superior single rooms (one queen bed), with single or double occupancy will be US$299. Link to make a reservation is https://reservations.travelclick.com/75454?groupID=1856153; use Booking Code – AMS2017. Included in this rate is complimentary wireless internet in public areas and sleeping rooms, complimentary continental breakfast buffet for two guests per room, complimentary gym passes to the Equinox Gym, and complimentary local and toll free calls. Amenities include room service, onsite Tender restaurant and lounge, and Haven Rooftop bar. Parking is available for guests at an adjacent garage at a rate of US$40 per 24 hour period. This property is located approximately 2 miles from the campus. Check-in is at 3:00 pm, check-out is at 12:00 pm. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary and penalties exist at this property; be sure to check when you make your reservation. The deadline for reservations at this rate is April 21, 2017.

Food Services

On Campus: Most campus dining will be closed during the dates of this meeting. There is a Starbucks located in the West Lobby which will be open on Saturday between 7:30 am–2:30 pm.

Off Campus: New York City offers an endless array of dining options throughout the city. For more information on dining throughout NYC and for more information on visiting New York in general please visit, www.nycgo.com/.

Some dining options nearby to the 68th Street Campus include:

Burger King, 226 E 86th Street (3rd & 2nd Avenue), (212) 452-4675, Saturday 6:00 am–10:00 pm and Sunday, 7:00 am–10:00 pm; fast-food burgers.

Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 1225 1st Avenue (66th & 67th Street), (212) 734-5465, open 24 hours; coffee, donuts, sandwiches, ice cream.

Fig and Olive, 808 Lexington Ave. (Between 62nd & 63rd Streets), (212) 207-4555, Saturday 11:00 am–11:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am–10:00 pm; French/Spanish fusion.

Gourmet Bagel, 874 Lexington Avenue (65th & 66th Street), (212) 879-5200, Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am–6:00 pm; bagels, sandwiches, deli fare.

Hale & Hearty Soups, 849 Lexington Ave (64th & 65th Street), (212) 517-7600, Saturday 11:00 am–5:30 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am–4:30 pm; Brooklyn based chain with from-scratch soups, sandwiches, and salads.

Hunter Delicatessen, 966 Lexington Ave (70th & 71st Street), (212) 439-7758, Saturday and Sunday, 7:00 am–5:00 pm; salad bar and made-to-order sandwiches.

J G Melon, 1291 3rd Ave. (at 74th St.), (212) 744-0585, Saturday 11:30 am– 4:00 am and Sunday, 11:30 am–midnight, cash only; burgers, traditional American fare.

Lenwich/Lenny's Sandwiches, 1269 1st Avenue (68th & 69th Street), (212) 288-5171, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am– 7:00 pm; sandwiches and salads.

Mariella Pizza, 965 Lexington Ave (70th & 71st Street), (212) 249-2065, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am–9:00 pm; pizza by the slice and pie, pasta and sandwiches.

McDonald's, 1286 1st Avenue (69th & 70th Street), (212) 249-3551, open 24 hours; fast-food burgers.

PJ Bernstein Deli, 1215 3rd Ave (70th & 71st Street), (212) 879-0914, Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am– 9:00 pm; kosher-style deli restaurant.

Starbuck's Coffee, 1128 3rd Avenue (65th & 66th Street), (212) 472-6535, Saturday and Sunday, 5:30 am–9:30 pm; coffee and light fare.

Subway, 1269 1st Avenue (68th & 69th Street), (212) 628-6358, Saturday 8:00 am–11:30 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am– 4:30 pm; fast-food sandwich shop.

Tasti D-Lite, 1221 3rd Avenue (70th & 71st Street), (212) 288-7088, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am–11:00 pm; soft serve frozen dessert.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advance Registration

Advance Registration for this meeting is now over. Participants may cancel registrations made in advance by e-mailing mmsb@ams.org. 100% refunds will be issued for any advance registrations cancelled by Saturday, May 6, 2017. After this date, no refunds will be issued.

If you have already registered, your badge and program will be ready for pickup when you arrive at the meeting; simply go to the registration desk (see below) at the hours indicated. It is helpful if you bring a copy of your receipt.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Mathematics Meetings Service Bureau at mmsb@ams.org or toll free at 800-321-4267, ext. 4144 or 4143.

Onsite Registration

The registration desk, AMS book exhibit, and coffee service will be located in the West Lobby, in the atrium of the main entrance on 68th Street. The Invited Addresses and Erdős Memorial Lecture will be held in W615, on the 6th Floor in the Hunter West Building. Special Sessions and Contributed Paper Sessions will take place in several buildings on campus, within walking distance of each other and connected by indoor skybridges. These buildings will include Hunter West Building, Hunter East Building, and Hunter North Building. Please look for additional information about specific session room locations on the web and in the printed program. A campus map is available at www.hunter.cuny.edu/visitorscenter/repository/images/68thStreet.jpg. The registration desk will be open on Saturday, May 6, 7:00 am– 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 7, 8:00 am–2:00 pm. Fees are US\$59 for AMS members, US\$85 for nonmembers, and US\$10 for students, unemployed mathematicians, and emeritus members. Fees are payable on-site via cash, check, or credit card.

Other Activities

Book Sales: Stop by the on-site AMS bookstore to review the newest publications and take advantage of exhibit discounts and free shipping on all on-site orders! AMS members receive 40 percent off list price. Nonmembers receive a 25 percent discount. Not a member? Ask a representative about the benefits of AMS membership. Complimentary coffee will be served courtesy of AMS Membership Services.

AMS Editorial Activity: An acquisitions editor from the AMS book program will be present to speak with prospective authors. If you have a book project that you wish to discuss with the AMS, please stop by the book exhibit.

Erdős Memorial Lecture

There will be an Erdős Memorial Lecture given by James Maynard, Magdalen College. This lecture will take place in W615, in the Hunter West Building at 5:10 pm on Saturday.

There will be a reception for participants on Saturday evening immediately following the Erdős lecture, in the Faculty Dining Room and adjacent terrace, located on the 8th Floor of the Hunter West Building. Please watch for more details on this event on this page. The AMS thanks our hosts for their gracious hospitality.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.

If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an AMS Sectional Meeting, please communicate your needs in advance to the AMS Meetings Department by

-Registering early for the meeting

-Checking the appropriate box on the registration form, and

-Sending an e-mail request to the AMS Meetings Department at mmsb@ams.org or meet@ams.org.

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity, or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.

Local Information and Maps

This meeting will take place on the 68th Street Campus of Hunter College. A campus map can be found at www.hunter.cuny.edu/visitorscenter/repository/images/68thStreet.jpg. Information about the Hunter Department of Mathematics and Statistics can be found at math.hunter.cuny.edu/. Please visit the Hunter College website at www.hunter.cuny.edu. Please watch this webpage for updates.

Parking

There are many parking garages nearby to the Hunter campus. Participants are encouraged to use mobile apps and Web searches to determine parking availability and the most economical pricing for the day of their trip. The College did indicate at the time of publication that the following garages are close in proximity to the main campus: 254 East 68th Street (3rd & 2nd Avenue), 1315 2nd Avenue (69th & 70th Street), and 700 Park Avenue (69th & 70th Street).

Travel

The main campus of Hunter College is located in the heart of Manhattan on 68th Street.

By Air: There are three major airports servicing the NYC area: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA), both in Queens, or Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in neighboring New Jersey.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York's largest airport, is located in Jamaica, in the borough of Queens, approximately 15 miles from midtown Manhattan and offers service from over 80 carriers.

To travel from JFK to the Hunter campus there are many ground transportation options to choose from. Taxi fare is a US\$52.50 flat fare (non metered) plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity, and should take between 30 minutes and 60 minutes travel time depending on traffic. For more information, call 212-NYC-TAXI. AirTrain JFK links the airport to the subway for a fare of US\$5. Connecting from the JFK AirTrain at a JFK Airport MTA Station, expect that journey should take 60 to 75 minutes to arrive in midtown Manhattan. For more information on the subway as well as city bus options, please visit tripplanner.mta.info. Shuttle buses are also available from the following vendors: NYC Airporter (https://www.nycairporter.com/), Go Airlink NYC (https://www.goairlinkshuttle.com/) and SuperShuttle (https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/newyorkcity-jfk-lga/). For more information on JFK International Airport and other ground transportation options, please visit www.panynj.gov/airports/JFK.html.

LaGuardia Airport (LGA), New York's 2nd largest airport, is located in Jackson Heights in the borough of Queens, approximately 8 miles from midtown Manhattan and offers service from over 20 carriers.

To travel from LGA to the Hunter campus there are many ground transportation options to choose from. Taxi fare is approximately a US\$29–US\$37 metered fare plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity, and should take between 20–25 minutes travel time depending on traffic. For more information, call 212-NYC-TAXI. Two express city buses serve LaGuardia; the M60 and Q70. The Q70 goes nonstop to Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue, a major subway hub in Queens with five lines. The M60 runs to Harlem and connects to all the major subway lines in Manhattan. For more information on city bus options, please visit tripplanner.mta.info. Shuttle buses are also available from the following vendors: NYC Airporter (https://www.nycairporter.com/), Go Airlink NYC (https://www.goairlinkshuttle.com/) and SuperShuttle (https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/newyorkcity-jfk-lga/). For more information on LaGuardia Airport and other ground transportation options, please visit laguardiaairport.com/.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), is located in Newark, New Jersey across the Hudson River and approximately 16 miles from midtown Manhattan and offers service from over 23 carriers.

To travel from EWR to the Hunter campus there are many ground transportation options to choose from. Taxi fare is approximately a US\$50–US\$75 metered fare plus bridge and tunnel tolls and gratuity, and should take between 45–60 minutes travel time depending on traffic. There may also be a US\$5 surcharge for travel into New York state, during certain days and times. Please note, when traveling to the airport from Midtown Manhattan, service is via New York City’s regulated yellow taxis. Metered fares range US\$69–US\$75, plus a US\$17.50 surcharge in addition to tolls and gratuity. To travel by train, AirTrain links to the airport via NJ Transit and Amtrak's Newark (or EWR) train station. Travel by train will take approximately 45 to 90 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, requiring a transfer from the AirTrain line to the NJ Transit line or Amtrak. Shuttle buses are also available from the following vendors: NYC Airporter (https://www.nycairporter.com/), Go Airlink NYC (https://www.goairlinkshuttle.com/) and SuperShuttle (https://www.supershuttle.com/locations/newyorkcity-jfk-lga/). For more information on JFK International Airport and other ground transportation options, please visit www.panynj.gov/airports/JFK.html.

By Train: New York City has two main rail stations in Midtown: Grand Central Terminal (on the east side) and Penn Station (on the west side). Grand Central Terminal is the main terminal for Metro-North Railroadservices (www.mta.info/mnr) serving NYC and Connecticut suburbs, as well as multiple subway lines. Penn Station is served by the Long Island Railroad (www.mta.info/lirr), Amtrak (https://www.amtrak.com/home), and NJ Transit (www.njtransit.com), as well as multiple subway lines.

By Bus: There are a number bus lines that travel to New York City from around the United States and parts of Canada. Options include BoltBus (https://www.boltbus.com/), Megabus (us.megabus.com/) and Greyhound. For more information on Greyhound please call 800-231-2222 or visit https://www.greyhound.com/.

By Car: Please note that driving directions are constantly updated due to construction and road closures.

From Queens/ Long Island: Take the Long Island Expressway west to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Make a right onto Third Avenue and proceed north to 69th Street. Make a left turn on 69th Street. Proceed to Lexington Avenue and make a left. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

From Bronx / Westchester: Take the New York Thruway (I-87) to the Major Deegan Expressway. Continue to the 3rd Avenue Bridge, then to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Lexington Avenue and make a left. Continue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Via the Lincoln Tunnel: Take the Lincoln Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel, take 10th Avenue north to 65th Street. Turn right and cross Central Park. After exiting Central Park, continue along East 65th Street to Park Avenue. Turn left on Park Avenue. Go three blocks and make a right turn on 68th Street. The College will be at the end of the block.

Via the George Washington Bridge: Take the George Washington Bridge to the Harlem River Drive. Continue to the FDR Drive, then to the 71st Street exit. Continue straight to Second Avenue. Make a left turn and travel on Second Avenue to 69th Street. Make a right on 69th Street and travel to Lexington Avenue. Make a left turn on Lexington. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Car Rental: Hertz is the official car rental company for the meeting. To make a reservation accessing our special meeting rates online at www.hertz.com, click on the box “Enter a discount or promo code,” and type in our convention number (CV): CV#04N30007. You can also call Hertz directly at 800-654-2240 (US and Canada) or 1-405-749-4434 (other countries). At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you will be quoted the best comparable rate available.

For directions to campus, inquire at your rental car counter.

Local Transportation

New York City has excellent public transportation in the forms of buses and subways. For more information on the MTA or to plan your trip please visit www.mta.info/. Taxis and other car services are also available throughout the city.

Subway Directions: The 6 train stops directly under the College at the 68th Street Station. There is an entrance to the College in the Subway station. Turn right upon exiting the turnstile and the entrance will be directly in front of you.

The F train is another option, using the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue stop. After exiting the station, walk north on Lexington Avenue to East 68th Street. The College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Bus Directions: The crosstown M66 bus goes east on 68th Street, and west on 67th Street. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. The M98, M101, M102, and M103 go south on Lexington Avenue and north on 3rd Avenue. Hunter College is located at the intersection of East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue.

Weather

Weather in May in New York City is typically pleasant and mild. The average high temperature is approximately 75 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low is approximately 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Visitors should be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.

Social Networking

Attendees and speakers are encouraged to tweet about the meeting using the hashtags #AMSmtg.

Information for International Participants

Visa regulations are continually changing for travel to the United States. Visa applications may take from three to four months to process and require a personal interview, as well as specific personal information. International participants should view the important information about traveling to the US found at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html. If you need a preliminary conference invitation in order to secure a visa, please send your request to mac@ams.org.

If you discover you do need a visa, the National Academies website (see above) provides these tips for successful visa applications:

* Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore, applicants should provide proof of “binding” or sufficient ties to their home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:

- family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence

- property ownership

- bank accounts

- employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns;

* Visa applications are more likely to be successful if done in a visitor’s home country than in a third country;

* Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application;

* Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the US host, specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered;

* If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application;

* Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).

This list is not to be considered complete. Please visit the websites above for the most up-to-date information.


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