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Getting to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science

Nick Normal @ Make: Online writes:

There are several ways to get to the 1st annual World Maker Faire this weekend in Queens, NYC. We’re expecting overwhelming crowds to be traveling by subway, and wanted to provide some pictures to assist you on your trip.

The recommended way of getting to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is by the 7 subway train. We recommend the LOCAL train, which will be indicated by an illuminated circle (not diamond) around the number 7 on the sides of the trains.

It takes only 25 minutes from Grand Central in Manhattan to get to the Faire. You’ll want to exit at the 111 Street stop. You’ll know you’re getting near when you see the top of the Unisphere (the largest sculpture of the Earth on the planet!), the Rocket Park, and those awesome UFOs from the Men in Black movie off in the distance!

He posted up a full guide to getting to the Faire by public transportation, including a photo walkthrough of the landmarks you’ll see on your way.

2 thoughts on “Getting to World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science

  1. johngineer says:

    If you are getting to NYC via MetroNorth, NJ Transit, or Amtrak, you will be coming in to Penn Station. From Penn Station, you can either walk North 8 (short) blocks and East 1 (long) block to Times Square, where you can get on the 7-train, or you can take the subway. You have two options:
    You can take the 1,2, or 3 train from Penn Station uptown to 42nd St/Times Square and transfer to the 7-train.
    You can take the Queens-bound E train from Penn Station all the way into Queens to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Heights stop and transfer onto the 7-train.
    Once you are on the 7-train, simply follow the directions provided.

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