The New York Chapter Lunch on September 24, 2015 coincides with Pope Francis's visit to New York City. During the visit, the City is closing some streets to vehicular traffic and instituting other transit changes that may affect how you get to and from the Princeton Club.
As of September 17th, the Princeton Club, which is located at 14 West 43rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is not included within area closed to vehicular traffic, but it is close to it. If you are coming from north or east of the Princeton Club, street closures will likely affect your travel. Attendees coming from other directions will likely find that traffic is congested and streets are crowded.
As of September 17th, the New York City Police Department has announced that the following streets are closed to vehicles 10am-9pm on September 24th.
Fifth Avenue: Closed from 47th to 55th Street
Between Madison Avenue and Sixth Avenue: Closed from 48th to 55th Street
In addition, Madison Avenue from 47th Street to 57th Streets will be closed 2pm-9pm.
Please note that additional areas of New York City maybe be affected. Detailed information on street closures is available here.
As of September 17th, the MTA is planning to increase subway, Metro-North, PATH and LIRR service but recommends that travelers anticipate crowding and purchase MetroCards in advance. Penn Station will be open, but some exits will be closed. MTA and NJ Transit bus service will be affected by street closures. More information is available here.
Subway Stations in the Vicinity of the Princeton Club
Please note that some of these stations abut the street closure area
B, D, F, M to Bryant Park or Rockefeller Center/47th-50th Streets and Sixth Avenue
N, W, R, S, 7, 1, 2, 3 to Times Square
7 to Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
N, Q, R to 49th Street and 7th Avenue
4, 5, 6 to Grand Central Station