About LIM College
Public transit is the best way to get around New York City. The New York City Transit Authority operates subways and buses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The various methods of transit in the city are quite extensive, but don’t be intimidated! There is always a bus driver, police officer or friendly New Yorker available to help you out if you have any questions.
Subway stations close to LIM College buildings
The Townhouse (12 East 53rd St.)
E, M to 5th Ave Station
6 to 51st Street Station
Fifth Avenue (545 5th Ave.) and Maxwell Hall (216 East 45th St.)
4, 5, 6 to Grand Central Station
1760 Residence Hall
6 to 96th Street Station
Address to address
Try http://www.hopstop.com for directions from one street address to another using public transportation.
Google Maps also has address-to-address directions available, but make certain to select “public transportation,” as it includes regional transit options.
Subway and Bus
The base fare is $2.25 paid by MetroCard. You can transfer from one subway line to another at certain stations for no additional charge and (with the use of a MetroCard) between buses and subways. Using the MetroCard system, you must transfer within a two-hour timeframe. In order to transfer from one bus to another bus, you must obtain a pass from the driver when you board the first bus. This transfer is free of charge.
You can also buy a 7-Day Unlimited Pass ($29) or a 30-Day Unlimited Ride MetroCard ($104). Be sure to check a subway map for these connections and pick up a MetroCard brochure for more details on free transfers between subways and buses. For more information, rates, maps, and service advisories visit the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) website.
Metro-North, Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit
Depending on the point of departure, there are commuter trains from New Jersey, Connecticut and New York State that travel into midtown Manhattan’s New York Penn Station or Grand Central Station.
Go to New York Penn Station for service to Long Island or New Jersey. Long Island Rail Road travels to points eastward in New York State’s “longest island.” New Jersey Transit serves communities in New Jersey that are northwest, west and southwest of New York City.
From Grand Central Station, Metro-North Railroad serves points north and northeast of New York City. Metro-North also connects to a large number of communities in Connecticut.
Your cab ride begins at $2.50. It increases 40 cents per 1/5 of a mile or 20 cents per minute if the cab is standing in traffic. There is a $1.00 peak hour surcharge added to the total fare from Monday - Friday between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The non-peak surcharge is $0.50 cents added to the total fare from 8:00 pm – 6:00 am. There is also a four-person limit per car. For more rate information visit the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission website