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Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, approximately 25 miles east of Manhattan, New York, less than one hour away by train or automobile. The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) has frequent trains to the Hempstead Station and the Mineola Station from Pennsylvania Station, located at 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan, as well as from the Flatbush Avenue Station, located in Brooklyn. Directions to Hofstra University and a link to the campus map can be found at the following Web site:


Transportation from Airports: The Hofstra campus is located approximately 30 minutes by car from either John F. Kennedy International Airport or LaGuardia Airport.

Classic Transportation provides shared van service from JFK and LaGuardia Airports to Hofstra University. Courtesy phones are located in the baggage claim area of both airports, and are connected directly to Classic dispatch/reservation. Dial 20 from the courtesy phone to speak directly with the reservation department. Tell the representative that you are traveling to Hofstra University. Cost: approximately $20. Discount: Classic Transportation offers a discount when you reserve your round-trip airport shuttle trip online at classictrans.com or call 1-631-567-5100.

Long Island Airport Limousine Service (LIALS)
can be called upon arrival at either JFK or LaGuardia Airport at a public telephone: 656-7000 (no area code required). The phones are monitored from 4 a.m. through midnight, seven days a week.

U.S. Limousine and Car Service offers personalized transportation service: 1-516-352-2225 or 1-800-962-2827

Please be advised that there are no set fares charged by New York City yellow cabs between the airports and the Hofstra campus. Please confirm the fee with the driver before starting your trip.

Official Conference Hotel: The Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uniondale has been designated as the official conference hotel. Transportation by shuttle bus between the hotel and the Hofstra University campus will be provided by the conference organizers on all three days (Thursday to Saturday). The conference organizers encourage participants to share the expense of hotel accommodations. The Long Island Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located at 101 James Doolittle Boulevard, Uniondale, New York 11553; Hotel web site: www.marriotthotels.com/NYCLI For reservations please call Reservations Manager at 1-516-794-3800 (from abroad) or 1-800-832-625 (only within the United State). Special conference room rates are $179 per night, single/double occupancy and the conference code to make the reservation is HUC. Deadline to guarantee reservations, and to ensure special discount rate is March 1, 2009. We strongly encourage all participants to make hotel reservations well in advance of the cutoff date.