Directions: How to get here

141 St Marks Place I live at the north tip of Staten Island, near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and up the hill, in The Wisteria, 141 St Marks Place, a 1929 building in historic St. George.

How are you travelling?

A: Driving

JFK: Coming from JFK Airport

LGA: Coming from LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

EWR: Coming from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

B: Walking or biking, subway, ferry, and bus

W: Now take the Staten Island Ferry

C: From the Ferry Terminal in Staten Island

A: Driving

You cannot take cars or motorcycles on the Staten Island Ferry.

You can take unmotorized bicycles on all ferries. In this case go to B.

Else find the Staten Island Expressway, also known as I-278, from New Jersey on the east or Brooklyn on the west. In either case, take the Staten Island exit nearest to the Verrazano Bridge, ‘Bay Street’.

If coming from Brooklyn, follow the exit ramp onto the street, then continue for 2 blocks to a T-junction and traffic light. If coming from New Jersey, turn left at the light at the end of the exit loop, go under the freeway, then continue for 2 blocks to a T-junction and traffic light.

In either case, turn left here onto Bay Street.

On Bay Street you are going around Staten Island anti-clockwise, i.e., the water is on your right.

Follow Bay Street for 2.7 miles from the T-junction (2.8 miles from the exit from the Expressway) to where it heads you directly into the Ferry Terminal. It looks like this:

Bay Street facing the Ferry Terminal Immediately before entering the Ferry Terminal, turn left at a traffic light, and you are on the continuation of Bay Street, which is Richmond Terrace.

Now go to H: From Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal.

JFK: Coming from JFK Airport

To come by taxi:

JFK taxicab stand Find the taxi-stand for yellow New York City taxis.

It looks something like this.

New York City taxicab, 2013 The taxis look like this.

When you get to the head of the line, tell the dispatcher that you are going to Staten Island.

New York City taxi meter, 2010 You will pay what is on the meter plus the toll plus a tip.

The meter should look like this -- particularly the ‘RATE 1’ on the right, which means ‘Fare is entirely within New York City‘.

The toll is for crossing the Verrazano Bridge.

The toll will show on the meter and on the screen in the passenger area.

Add your tip, which should be about 15% of the fare (if you are satisfied).

The total should be a little less than $100.

Ask the driver for the printed receipt.

If the driver does not know the way, say ‘Cross the Verrazano Bridge and then I'll guide you’.

Then go to A.

To come by public transportation:

AirTrain JFK logo Inside your terminal look for the AirTrain sign and the AirTrain exit.

JFK AirTrain exit

JFK AirTrain This is a driverless elevated train.

JFK Boarding Howard Beach AirTrain Take the Howard Beach train to its terminal at Howard Beach.

No charge to board the AirTrain.

Howard Beach AirTrain lobby When you reach Howard Beach, walk out to the AirTrain lobby. This area is fenced by turnstiles, and features red-coated helpers and MetroCard machines.

MetroCard Use U.S. cash or a credit card to buy a Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard for at least $8.50.

You will need $5 to pay for the AirTrain, $2.50 to pay for a subway ride and bus, and $1 for the MetroCard (which is reusable).

MetroCard screen 1

MetroCard screen 2

MetroCard screen 3

MetroCard screen 4

MetroCard screen 5 Buy a MetroCard for more money if you want extra rides on the subway and the buses while you are in town. Ask for help if you need it. Ask for a subway map.

Swiping your MetroCard in the AirTrain lobby Swipe your MetroCard at the turnstiles on the left toward the Manhattan A train.

Through the AirTrain turnstile to the Manhattan A train Go down to the platform by the elevator or the escalator, and take the first train (A) that comes. The train runs an elevated route and then a long subway route.

Jay Street - MetroTech on the A/C, transfer to R Get off the train at Jay Street - MetroTech.

At Jay Street - MetroTech walk to the middle of the train and take the steps up marked with a black-on-yellow R.

Follow the black-on-yellow R transfer signs down to the R platform.

Jay Street - MetroTech on the R, Manhattan & Queens direction Take any train on the platform marked Manhattan & Queens R two stops to Whitehall St - South Ferry.

Whitehall St - South Ferry on the R, South Ferry exit on the uptown side At Whitehall St - South Ferry walk to the back of the train and take the steps up marked South Ferry / Whitehall St.

Climb one set of stairs, two escalators, and exit in front of the doors of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Enter the Ferry Terminal. Use the escalator or elevator. Take the ferry.

See W.

LGA: Coming from LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

To come by taxi:

LGA taxicab stand Find the taxi-stand for yellow New York City taxis.

It looks something like this.

New York City taxicab, 2013 The taxis look like this.

When you get to the head of the line, tell the dispatcher that you are going to Staten Island.

New York City taxi meter, 2010 You will pay what is on the meter plus the toll plus a tip.

The meter should look like this -- particularly the ‘RATE 1’ on the right, which means ‘Fare is entirely within New York City‘.

The toll is for crossing the Verrazano Bridge.

The toll will show on the meter and on the screen in the passenger area.

Add your tip, which should be about 15% of the fare (if you are satisfied).

The total should be a little less than $100.

Ask the driver for the printed receipt.

If the driver does not know the way, say ‘Cross the Verrazano Bridge and then I'll guide you’.

Then go to A.

To come by public transportation:

MetroCard First, you will need a MetroCard.

This is a MetroCard.

LGA MetroCard and change machines Look for a MetroCard dispensing machine. If in doubt, ask at the Ground Transportation Desk.

Buy a Pay-Per-Ride (Regular) MetroCard for at least $5.00 plus $1 for the reusable MetroCard, or a 7-day Unlimited Ride MetroCard, with a credit or debit card.

If you only have cash, ask for a MetroCard at the newsstand.

Ticket Machine for Select Bus Service at LGA Next you will need a ticket for the M60 Select Bus.

Get your ticket at a machine like this.

Press the button, use your MetroCard, take your paper ticket, keep it until you get off the bus.

LGA M60 bus Look for the Public Bus stop and take the M60 MTA Bus.

Get off at 31st Street, 5-7 stops, depending where you got on.

Queens / Astoria Boulevard elevated station from E It looks like this as you approach it (an elevated station).

M60 stop for Astoria Boulevard elevated station from W Actually the bus stop is the other side, so don't panic if you go under the elevated. This is looking the other way, back toward LaGuardia.

Get off at this stop and go up the stairs to left.

Stairs to the Pedestrian Overpass and Astoria Boulevard elevated station Cross the Pedestrian Overpass and enter the Astoria Blvd. elevated station.

At the station ask the person in the booth for The Map of the subways (free).

Astoria Boulevard elevated station, stairs to Manhattan & Brooklyn Climb stairs to Manhattan & Brooklyn.

Take any train (N or Q), direction Manhattan.

14th St Union Square subway downtown R signs Get off at Union Square 14th St.

Change on the same platform to the R train downtown toward Bay Ridge - 95th St.

Whitehall St downtown R exit to ferry Get off at Whitehall St.

Take the exit at the front of the train.

Climb one set of stairs, two escalators, and exit in front of the doors of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Enter the Ferry Terminal. Use the escalator or elevator. Take the ferry.

See W.

EWR: Coming from Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

To come by taxi:

Taxi stand and dispatcher at EWR Exit the terminal toward the TAXIS sign and find the taxi-stand which looks something like this (depending on which terminal you are at).

When you get to the head of the line, tell the dispatcher that you are going to Staten Island.

The dispatcher will quote you a price, hand you a ticket, and direct you to a taxi, which will be either a Newark or an Elizabeth taxi.

You will pay what the dispatcher quoted you plus the toll plus a tip.

The toll is $13 for crossing the Goethals Bridge (pay only one way), plus about $1 for the New Jersey Turnpike.

The tip should be about 15% of the fare (if you are satisfied).

The total should be less than $70.

If the driver does not know the way or does not have a GPS, say ‘Cross the Goethals Bridge and then I'll guide you’.

Then go to A.

To come by public transportation:

Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) is the closest international airport, but unfortunately the journey by public transportation involves going north and east to Manhattan, and then south to Staten Island.

Newark Airport Express sign at EWR Take the Newark Airport Express to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, New York City.

Exit the terminal and wait at the Newark Airport Express sign.

Newark Airport Express bus The bus looks like this.

Pay $16 to the driver.

Newark Airport Express drop-off on 42nd St After leaving the airport (the bus may stop at several terminals), get off at the 1st stop, the Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT).

The drop-off is on 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue.

Newark Airport Express drop-off sign on 42nd St

Times Square subway station on 42nd St near 7th Ave, south side Walk forward (east) on 42nd St, crossing at the lights, and then 1 block to the Times Square subway station.

MTA NYCT MetroCard machine At the bottom of the steps buy a MetroCard at a machine like these.

Buy one ride for $2.75, or mulitple rides at $2.50 each (plus $1 for the reusable MetroCard).

MetroCard

Times Square subway station Downtown & Brooklyn 1 2 3 stair Take the Downtown & Brooklyn 1 train to South Ferry (end of the line).

Board the front half of the train (first 5 cars, in front of the conductor).

Old South Ferry station platform exit Take the exit at the very front of the train and exit through the turnstile.

Then take the escalator up and exit in front of the doors of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Enter the Ferry Terminal. Use the stairs, escalator, or elevator. Take the ferry.

See W.

B: Walking or biking, subway, ferry, and bus

Note on bicycles: You can take unmotorized bicycles on the subway and the ferry, but not on the bus. You can also take foldable bicycles on the bus.

Half way from Bowling Green to the Staten Island Ferry terminal Find the Staten Island Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan (‘South Ferry’ or ‘Battery Park’).

To get there, you can take a subway via:

Manhattan South Ferry subway map The 1 subway to South Ferry. Board the front half of the train (first 5 cars, in front of the conductor).

The R subway to Whitehall St - South Ferry.

The 4 or 5 subway to Bowling Green.

Old South Ferry station platform exit The 1 subway to South Ferry...

Take the exit at the very front of the train and exit through the turnstile.

Then take the escalator up and exit in front of the doors of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Whitehall St downtown R exit to ferry The R subway to Whitehall St - South Ferry...

Exit the platform at the front of the downtown train.

Take the steps up marked South Ferry / Whitehall St, climb one stairs, two escalators, and exit in front of the doors of the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Bowling Green exit to ferries The 4 or 5 subway to Bowling Green...

Take the exit (there is only one on each platform).

Now walk two blocks downtown, i.e., south, to the Ferry Terminal.

(Ask if you are unsure of the direction.)

Or you can take a bus via:

Manhattan South Ferry bus map Take the M5, M15, or M20 bus to the last stop at South Ferry.

The Ferry Terminal is within a block of the last stop.

MetroCard For any of these, buy a MetroCard at any subway station or some newsstands.

W: Now take the Staten Island Ferry

The ferry schedule is at http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/siferrysched07.pdf, or call the City of New York, within New York City call 311, or outside New York City call +1-212-639-9675.

In general the ferry runs twice an hour, on the hour and the half hour; in rush hours more often; late nights once an hour on the half hour.

The ferry crossing takes about 20 minutes. Admire the view.

Now go to C: From the Ferry Terminal in Staten Island.

C: From the Ferry Terminal in Staten Island

From the SI Ferry terminal to 141 St Marks Pl On the Staten Island side, this (B) is where you want to get to.

See Google map at http://goo.gl/maps/ZQDqV.

By taxi (short ride), by bus (short ride), by bicycle (5 minutes), or by walking (15 minutes)...

D: From the Ferry Terminal by taxi

E: From the Ferry Terminal by bus

F: From the Ferry Terminal by bicycle

G: From the Ferry Terminal by walking

D: From the Ferry Terminal by taxi

Ferry Terminal lobby, Staten Island At the Ferry Terminal on the Staten Island side, get off on the upper deck, and follow the crowd.

You will walk either left or right around the central waiting room, and then find yourself in a long hall with stairs down to trains and ramps up to buses and taxis.

Ferry Terminal lobby, turn right to taxis The stairs to the taxi rank at Ramp E are toward the right of the hall.

(More or less ahead of you if you come out from the ferry on the right.)

Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, Ramp E, stairs and elevator to Richmond Terrace Go up these stairs to Ramp E.

There is an elevator further to the right.

Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, taxi line Join the taxi line at the blue taxi dispatcher’s booth.

Note: These are local ‘car service’ taxis, not New York City yellow cabs.

Tell the dispatcher your destination - ‘141 St Marks Place’.

The dispatcher will quote you a price - probably $6.

Get in the next available taxi.

It is legal to ask you to share the taxi (you only pay for your own ride). It is also legal for you to require a ride without sharing.

For a picture of my building, go to I: From St Marks Place at Hamilton Avenue.

If you are happy with the taxi ride, pay the fare plus a 20% tip.

E: From the Ferry Terminal by bus

Neighborhood of the Ferry Terminal, Staten Island side On the Staten Island side, this is where you want to get to (left red arrow)...

via the S42 or the S52 bus...

on Ramp D (right red arrow).

Ferry Terminal lobby, Staten Island At the Ferry Terminal on the Staten Island side, get off on the upper deck, and follow the crowd.

You will walk either left or right around the central waiting room, and then find yourself in a long hall with stairs down to trains and ramps up to buses.

Ramp to Bus Platform D, S42 or S52 bus Along one side of this hall are ramps sloping up. These lead to bus platforms.

Find Bus Ramp D leading to the S42 and S52 bus.

Climb Ramp D and walk along the Bus Platform.

Bus Platform D, S42 and S52 stop Wait for the S42 or the S52 bus bus at the near end of the Bus Platform. Take it when it comes.

One or both buses meet every ferry except between 1:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. on weekdays and between midnight and 5 a.m. on weekends.

Pay with your MetroCard (the transfer will be free if you already took a subway or bus on the other side).

Counting the Ferry terminal as the first stop, get off at the 8th stop, at the corner of St Marks Place and Nicholas Street. The bus stops in front of my door.

Beware!

Another way to find the right stop:

The bus first winds around many corners to the top of the hill, then runs along St Marks Place. After 3 blocks, it passes two 20-story Castleton Tower apartment buildings on the right. Get off at the next stop.

For a picture of the Castleton Tower apartment buildings, go to I: From St Marks Place at Hamilton Avenue.

F: From the Ferry Terminal by bicycle

Wheel your bicycle off the ferry on the lower level.

Ride up the ramp to the street (Richmond Terrace).

Go to H: From Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal.

G: From the Ferry Terminal by walking

Ferry Terminal lobby, Staten Island At the Ferry Terminal on the Staten Island side, get off on the upper deck, and follow the crowd.

You will walk either left or right around the central waiting room, and then find yourself in a long hall with stairs down to trains and ramps up to buses.

Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, Ramp E, stairs and elevator to Richmond Terrace Look for stairs and an elevator going up to the street, Richmond Terrace, opposite you or slightly to the right.

Go up these stairs or elevator.

Ferry Terminal lobby, pedestrian ramp to Richmond Terrace Walk along the ramp...

Ferry Terminal lobby, pedestrian ramp to Richmond Terrace ... And out to the street (Richmond Terrace).

Now go to H: From Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal.

H: From Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal

Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal You are on Richmond Terrace near the Ferry Terminal, with the harbor on your right.

Bay Street and Hamilton Avenue Take the third left, second traffic light, past the police precinct on the left and the ballpark on the right, Hamilton Avenue.

Hamilton Avenue and St Marks Place, Google Street view Walk to the top of the hill (3 blocks) to the stop sign.

This is St Marks Place. Turn right.

Now go to I: From St Marks Place at Hamilton Avenue .

I: From St Marks Place at Hamilton Avenue

Castleton Towers on St Marks Place Go one block past two 20-story Castleton Tower apartment buildings on the right. My building is the smaller building beyond them.

141 St Marks Place Continue to the intersection of St Marks Place and Nicholas Street.

My building is the old 5-story apartment building on the right.

Free on-street parking (watch the parking signs).

141 St Marks Place main entrance This is the main entrance. (Don't go to the side entrance.)

I am in 5-F (fifth floor).


Nicholas Zvegintzov
141 Saint Marks Place, Suite 5F
Staten Island NY 10301 USA
telephone +1-718-816-5522
mailto: zvegint@hotmail.com
http://www.maint.com


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