On campus parking and campus maps
The above website provides maps of the campus with every building coded as well as a map of the surrounding area and driving directions. The conference information area will be held at the new student center on the second floor outside the ballroom.
We plan on providing parking on campus at the campus parking garage during the meeting for those that want to use cars. You should indicate you wish parking when you register on the ISCRAM registration website. You should indicate you desire parking when you do your on line registration for the ISCRAM (available from December 1st)
The pdf files at this link can be zoomed to show local streets. The Ironbound is named for the three railroad lines that completely surround the area. It is the largest Portuguese community in the United States but also has large Cuban, and South American communities and corresponding restaurants and bakeries.
Local Travel Options
New Jersey Transit
This provides the information for travel around New Jersey and to New York City by Train and bus lines as well as the Newark subway which goes to NJIT.
Port authority of New York and New Jersey
This site provides considerable information on all the transit systems interconnecting the three airports in the New York city area. We recommend you fly into Newark Airport as it is the easiest and least expensive options to reach Newark and the conference hotels.
Click on the path line icon and then the system map to see how easy it is to take the path from Newark Penn Station or Harrison Path stations to reach New York city in like 20 minutes with a single transfer at a track stop at journal square going up as far as 33rd street.
Amtrack east coast trains stop in Newark Penn Station and reach Boston and Washington D.C. with stops at most major east coast cities between the two end points.
To and From Newark Airport and To and From NJIT
The conference hotels -- Gateway Hilton, Hampton Inn, Robert Treat, and Newark Comfort Suites-- all provide free shuttle service. Contact them for details
The taxi fare from Newark Penn Station to NJIT approximately $6.00. The taxi fare from NJIT to Newark Airport is approximately $13. The Newark subway fare from Penn Station Newark is 60 cents, paid by cash or credit card.
The website http://www.worldairportguide.com/ provides excellent information about any airport you put in (e.g. Newark, LaGuardia, or
Kennedy) indicating airport services and costs.
Local Sights and Things
About the city of Newark
The year 1995 marked Newarkís 330th birthday. Only two other major American cities, Boston and New York, claim such a long history.
Newarkís history is divided into four chapters. The first was its Puritan origins. The second was the rise of its industrial and commercial empire. The third was the 20th Century and its roller-coaster ride into modern history, and the fourth is its rebuilding, referred to as Newarkís ìRenaissance.î
Patron Reviews: http://chefmoz.org/United_States/NJ/Newark/
Coming to Newark must definitely include a visit to the Newark Ironbound section. Dining defines The Ironbound as a culinary experience par excellence ñ an adventure enriched by quality service, cultural authenticity, and delicious infinite variety.
Predominantly Portuguese, Spanish, and Brazilian, flavored by Mexican as well as Central and South American influences.
The Best of the Best:
Portuguese: Iberia Peninsula, Sebra"s Marisqueira, Adega Grill, and Tony de Caneca"s.
Spanish: Don Pepe, Fornos of Spain, Spanish Tavern
Brazilian: Brasilia Restaurant, Tradicao
The Newark Museum invites you to enjoy its outstanding collections, Exhibitions, programs and educational resources in its multi-building, located walking distance from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Part of the museum is an attached Victorian mansion (Ballantine). Galleries: Picturing America, Asian wing (famous for its Tibetan Collection), African Gallery, and the American Indian Gallery.
New Jersey Performing Art Center
You will experience the glamour of the magnificent 2,700 seat Prudential Hall - the aesthetic and acoustic equal of the finest concert halls in the world as well as the elegant Victoria Theater, the grand lobby and rotunda. The week of May 13 thru 19, 2005 will offer: Jazz Sensation, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Paquito DíRivera.
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
State and national recognition has been accorded Newarkís majestic Cathedral church, which was designated an historic landmark by the New Jersey Historical Society In December 1974. Two years later, on December 22, 1976, national recognition was given the Cathedral through its designation as a National Historic Site.
Gardens and the outdoors
May is a wonderful month in this area for people who like plants and gardens. The New York Botanical Garden (http://www.nybg.org) is an extremely impressive collection. The Presby Iris gardens in nearby Montclair are world famous. The Leonard J. Buck Garden in Far Hills, NJ is a good example a great many gardens in NJ. New Jersey well deserves its title as the "garden state" and various gardens and arboretums may be found at http://www.ifplantscouldtalk.rutgers.edu/njfgaa
New Jersey has some wonderful outdoor walking and hiking areas one half (South Mountain and Eagle Rock reservations) to two hour drives from Newark. The Delaware Water Gap area (on the NJ Pennsylvania border) offers both easy kayaking and more skilled kayaking depending on what part of the river you want to do.
New York City Things
New York City Museums
Visit some of New Yorkís top attractions: American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and Museum of the City of New York.
Things to do in New York City
Take a tour on the Double Decker Tour bus. The sightseeing ticket is valid for 48 hours and you can hop on and off the double-decker buses at any of the 40 stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Comprehensive tours are also at your fingertips: Essential New York, The NBC Studio Tour, New York Skyride + Empire State Building Observatory, and many more.
Broadway and Off Broadway Shows
There are a number of different ticket services for Broadway shows and there are the famous discount ticket stand in Times Square for discount tickets that evening. The above ticket seller does provide a detailed listing of shows and a detailed description of each show.
New York City Subway
Find the most comprehensive New York City subway map detailing
New York City streets, train stations and train routes.