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About the School - Finding the Rig


Trapeze School New York is currently located in the Hudson River Park in lower West side Manhattan on West St. at Houston St. We are on top of Pier 40*, about 1 mile North of Battery Park City and 1 3/4 miles South of Chelsea Piers. We are located right next to the Hudson River with wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, World Financial Centre and a range of activity taking place in the park and on the Hudson. Follow the links below for information on directions, transportation and parking.

*Ongoing construction in and around Pier 40 may render the elevator to be out of service. There are a number of stairwells within the building, but if walking three flights might pose a problem for you or someone in your group from getting to class, please contact our front office immediately at 212-242-8769 or office@trapezeschool.com

 

These directions are a guide for major transit and driving routes within the local area. For the most part, these directions will take you to the corner of Houston Street and the West Side Highway (Hudson River Park). From there, you should be able to see TSNY on top of Pier 40 which is the blue building on the river. To get to the rig, take the elevator from the lobby of Pier 40 to the third floor. Once on the third floor you exit from the elevator, go out the doors then follow the outside walkway to the left, where you will see the flying trapeze rig set up outside on the rooftop.


Closest Subway Routes:

Take the 1 subway to Houston St. From there walk four blocks west towards the Hudson River Park. Cross West St. and enter Pier 40 (the blue building) and take the elevator to the third floor.


Closest Bus Routes:

Nearby bus routes include the M21, which runs cross-town along Houston Street. North-South routes include the M20, which runs downtown on Varick Street and uptown on Hudson Street, and the M6, which runs along Sixth Avenue.


From New Jersey by transit:

The NJ PATH train to Christopher Street. From Christopher Street walk west towards the river then turn south towards Pier 40.; it's approximately a 10 minute walk (0.4 miles).


From New Jersey and Staten Island by Ferry:

Ferries to Manhattan run regularly from Staten Island to South Ferry (#1 subway) and from various NJ ports to Midtown Manhattan (38th Street) and South Ferry. NY Waterways operates free local and express busses along the West Side highway for those wishing to take the ferries for their commute.


Address for GPS:

353 West St
New York NY
10014


From New York City by car:

On-street parking is available in the vicinity of TSNY but please pay close attention to the signs. Pay-parking is available at Pier 40 (Houston St. & West St.) and at local parking garages (e.g. Laight St between the West Side Highway and Washington St).


From New Jersey by car:

To get to TSNY by car, take the Holland Tunnel into Manhattan. The exit ramps for the Holland Tunnel let you out on either Hudson Street (northbound) or Varick Street (southbound), just a few blocks from TSNY.


From Queens and Long Island by car:

Take the Triborough Bridge to the FDR Drive going south. Stay on the FDR to Canal Street and then exit and go across town on Canal Street to the West Side Highway. Turn right onto the West Side Highway and go one block to Pier 40 at Houston St.


From Brooklyn by car:

Both the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge are direct routes to TSNY. On the Manhattan side, the Brooklyn Bridge connects to Chambers Street, which you can take directly across town to the West Side Highway, and turn right (north) at the River. The Manhattan Bridge connects to Canal Street, which can also be followed across town to the West Side Highway. Turn right (north) onto the West Side Highway and go one block to Pier 40 at Houston St.


From Staten Island by car:

From Staten Island by car, you will have to two options. Take either the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to Brooklyn, and follow the directions for Brooklyn above, or the Goethals Bridge to the New Jersey Turnpike, and follow the directions for access from New Jersey through the Holland Tunnel.


From Upstate NY:

Take either the George Washington Bridge or the Saw Mill Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway to the West Side Highway. Follow the West Side highway down to Hudson Street.

 

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