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Directions to the SUNY College of Optometry

Location of SUNY Optometry in NYC on Google Maps33 West 42nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10036

Building Hours

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Note: The Harold Kohn Vision Science Library is open to students from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays during the academic calendar.

The building is closed on all New York State sanctioned and recognized holidays.

Planning Your Visit to the SUNY College of Optometry

By Subway

The B, D, F and M trains stop across the street at 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue. The 7 train stops at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue (outside the New York Public Library). The A, C, E, N, Q, R, S, 1, 2 and 3 trains are one block west at Times Square. The 4, 5 and 6 trains are two blocks east at Grand Central Terminal.

By MTA Bus

The M42 (crosstown) and M104 (Upper West Side) stop nearby. Express commuter bus lines provide uptown service on Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue and downtown service on Fifth Avenue.

By Plane

The College is easily accessible from all three New York metropolitan area airports — Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark. There are several methods one may use travel into the city, including taxis, ride shares, subway, private bus or MTA bus. If you take an express bus into Manhattan from the airports, get off at Grand Central Terminal, which is located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue.

By Car

From the northwest (upstate New York), the New York Thruway (I-87 and I-287) leads to Manhattan’s east and west sides.

From the northeast (New England), the New England Thruway (I-95) leads to the east and west sides.

From the south (NJ, MD, etc.) the New Jersey Turnpike leads into the Holland Tunnel to lower Manhattan, or the Lincoln Tunnel to midtown Manhattan.

To New York City by Train or Bus

The College is located two blocks west of Grand Central Terminal, nine blocks north of Penn Station and three blocks east of the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Grand Central: Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties in New York and southeastern parts of Connecticut
Port Authority: Interstate and long-distance bus service
Penn Station: Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak, New Jersey Transit to Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and other points south and north of New York City