The City College of New York, home to the Charles B. Rangel Center, is located in northern Manhattan on a hill overlooking Harlem. The campus runs along Convent Avenue from 130th to 140th Street. Many campus buildings are designated landmarks and entered on both state and national registers of historic places.
the Rangel Center
Currently, Rangel Center offices are located on campus in the North Academic Center building. Inquiries should be directed to:
The Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service
Directions to Campus (North Academic Building, NAC)
North Academic Center, Room 7/114
160 Convent Avenue
New York , NY 10031
P | 212 650-5826
F | 212 650-5865
The NAC building is located between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues, stretching from 137th Street to 138th Street. 125th Street is a major shopping street, so traffic may be slow crosstown. The most direct route from the G.W. Bridge is by bus (M-100). Mass transit bus and train in NYC costs $2. (Buses take only coins. A transfer bus-to-bus is available from the bus driver. If you stay inside a station there is no cost for a transfer train-to-train. If you buy a plastic multiple-ride MTA Card, you will also get one transfer per use for train-to-bus or bus-to-train.)
IRT #1 local to 137th Street and Broadway; walk up 138th Street two blocks to Amsterdam Avenue. Entrance to NAC is between 137th-138th Streets. (From Penn Station, Times Square, George Washington Bridge.)
IRT #4 or #5 express or #6 local to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue, transfer there for the M-100 or M-101 bus westbound to Amsterdam Avenue and 138th Street. (From Grand Central Terminal, East Bronx.)
IND "A" or "D" express, or the "B" or "C" local to 145th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue, exit the southern exit, walk west up one block to 145th Street and Convent Avenue, then south to 138th Street. Entrance to NAC is on the plaza at 138th Street.
From the Washington Bridge Bus Station: Take the "A" train southbound from the IND 181st Station (on Ft. Washington Avenue) to the 145th Street Station, walk west one block to 145th Street and Convent Avenue, then south to 138th Street. Entrance to NAC is on the plaza at 138th Street. OR: Walk two blocks eastbound to the IRT 181st Street Station (on St. Nicholas Avenue) and take the southbound "#1" local down to 137th Street Station and Broadway, walk up 138th Street two blocks to Amsterdam Avenue.
Metro North to 125th Street and Park Avenue station, change there for the M-100 or M-101 bus westbound to Amsterdam Avenue and 138th Street. (Or: Taxi westbound on 125th Street, right onto Amsterdam Avenue and up to 138th Street. Under $10.)
From Harlem: M-100 westbound across 125th Street (Martin Luther King Boulevard), and up Amsterdam Avenue to 138th.
From the East Side: M-101 up 3rd Ave., westbound across 125th Street (Martin Luther King Boulevard), and up Amsterdam Avenue to 138th.
From the East Side: M-4 up Madison Avenue, westbound across 110th Street, and up Broadway to 137th Street, walk up 138th Street two blocks to Amsterdam Avenue.
From the West Side: M-11 up Amsterdam Avenue to 135th Street and walk north to 137th-138th Streets.
Local: M-18 up or down Convent Avenue to 138th Street.
From the Bronx: BX-19 149th Street cross-town, toward Manhattan – to West 145th and Convent Avenue, walk south on Convent Avenue to 138th Street. (The same for Amsterdam Avenue.)
From the George Washington Bridge Bus Station (W. 175th -W. 181st Sts.): M-100 southbound (stop on Broadway) down Amsterdam Avenue to 138th Street. [This is the least complex route from the G.W.] OR: M-4 or M-5 southbound on Ft. Washington Avenue down Broadway to 138th Street, walk up 138th Street two blocks to Amsterdam Avenue.
From the Westside Highway (aka Henry Hudson Parkway, aka Route 9A) traveling north or south: Exit at 125th Street, head eastbound, cross Broadway (go under the subway trestle over 125th Street) and go one block on 125th Street; turn left onto Amsterdam Avenue, go up Amsterdam to138th Street.
From the FDR Drive (East River Drive) or the Triborough Bridge (from Queens or Brooklyn): take exit at 125th Street, travel westbound on 125th Street (Martin Luther King Boulevard) across Manhattan to Amsterdam Avenue, take a right, go up Amsterdam to138th Street.
From Harlem River Drive (same as the FDR Drive on the east side), exit at 135th Street, go westbound across Manhattan to the end, turn right on St. Nicholas Avenue, then left onto 141st Street, go two blocks, make left on Amsterdam Avenue, go to 138th Street to campus. (St. Nicholas Park runs north-south from 141st Street to 127th Street.)
From the Bronx: take the 145th Street Bridge (at East 149th Street in the Bronx) into Manhattan, then across Manhattan on 145th to Amsterdam Avenue, take a left and go south to 138th Street.
From LaGuardia Airport in Queens there are two methods to get to campus. (LaGuardia is in northern Queens.)
Taxi across Triborough Bridge, westbound on 125th Street across Manhattan, take right onto Amsterdam Avenue, up Amsterdam to 138th Street. (Approx. $30 incl. toll, but ask the driver for a quote first).
M-60 bus across Triborough Bridge (no toll), westbound on 125th Street across Manhattan, transfer to M-100 or M-101 bus (same stop) at Amsterdam Avenue and 125th Street, take that bus up Amsterdam to 138th Street. About 45 minutes.
From JFK International Airport in Queens there are several methods to get to campus. (JFK is in southern Queens.)
AirTrain Service. Costs $5 to take the train from any JFK terminal to the IND Howard Beach Station and the "A" train. For $2 more (in coin) you can get onto the "A" train all the way to the IND 145th Street Station in northern Manhattan (about 50 minutes). Exit the southern exit, walk west up one block to 145th Street and Convent Avenue, then south to 138th Street. Entrance to NAC is on the plaza at 138th – 137th Street.
Taxi across Queens to the Triborough Bridge, westbound on 125th Street across Manhattan, take right onto Amsterdam Avenue, up Amsterdam to 138th Street. (Approx. $50 incl. toll, but ask the driver for a quote first).
Take the private express bus from JFK to Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. Leaves every half-hour, trip takes about 45 minutes. This will leave you across from GCT at 41st Street and Park Avenue. (About $15-$20, no toll. Pay the driver.). From there you have two possible routes. (1) The M-101 bus northbound up Third Avenue which takes about an hour but delivers you to the campus doorstep. Or (2) the subway (faster): take the Shuttle at GCT to Times Square, there switch to the Broadway - 7th Avenue subway line, and go up Broadway on the #1 local to the 137th Street stop. This leaves you at the foot of a hill to climb up - two blocks on 138th Street to Amsterdam Avenue and the campus. (If you have a lot of luggage we recommend you take the M-101 bus.)
CNNY has no visitor parking on campus; following is a list of parking lots available to the CCNY community and guests.
3900 Broadway Parking Corp.
3900 Broadway (corner of 133rd Street)
New York, NY 10031
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. $7
526 W. 134th
New York, NY 10031
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. $7
603-11 W.129th Street
(between Broadway and Riverside Drive)
$12 for 12 hours
121 W. 126th Street
(Enter on 126th Street Between Lenox and 7th Ave.)
$12 for two hours
$17 for ten hours