Vising from out of town?

Click on a resource section to learn about corresponding local resources:

Radical Spaces

Maps and Transit Information

Food and Drink

Housing, Hotels and Hostels


Radical Spaces

ABC No Rio – art gallery, computer center, darkroom, Food Not Bombs, Books Through Bars, print shop, punk shows, zine library, on the Lower East Side
Bluestockings – radical bookstore with a fair trade cafe and great events most nights of the week, on the Lower East Side Public libraries:
Brooklyn Public Library
New York Public Library (Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island)
Queens Library
Zines at the New York Public Library
Barnard College Library Zine Collection (if you don’t have Barnard, Columbia, or NYU ID, you must arrange your visit ahead of time or the desk attendant might not let you in)
The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives – a special collection for labor history and radical political movements, located at NYU but open to the public, register at the front entrance
The Base – A sociopolitical space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, committed to the dissemination of revolutionary left and anarchist ideas and organizing. Check it out! Radical Reference’s
Alternative and Independent Bookstores list
Free Museums in NYC
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Lesbian Herstory Archives
NYC Radical History Tour
Visit our Local Community page for more Radical Spaces in New York City!


Getting Around Maps and Transportation Information

Chinatown Buses (getting to and from new york)
Metropolitan Transit Authority – subways and buses in the five boroughs, as well as links to commuter buses and trains
Bicycle Shops and Rentals (from Bike New York)
Ride the City – find recommended bike routes within NYC


Food and Drink

There will be food being sold and possibly also free food at Judson Memorial Church during the book fair. Here are some other ways to find good places to eat and drink throughout the weekend:
New York City Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurants – list of 24 eateries
New York Restaurants (from Yelp)


Housing Relatively Inexpensive Hotels/Hostels in Manhattan

Downtown (Lower East Side, East Village, West Village)
Chelsea Center East 83 Essex St (between Delancey and Broome Sts) | (212) 260 0961
East Village Bed & Coffee 110 Ave C (between E. 7th and E. 8th Sts) | (917) 816-0071
St. Mark’s Hotel 2 St. Mark’s Pl (at 3rd Ave) | (212) 674-0100

Chelsea and Midtown
American Dream Hostel 168 E. 24th St (between Lexington and 3rd Aves) | (212) 260-9779
Carlton Arms Hotel 160 E. 25th St (between 3rd and Lexington Aves) | (212) 679-0680
Chelsea International Hostel 251 W. 20th St (between 7th and 8th Aves) | (212) 647-0010
Vanderbilt YMCA 224 E. 47th St (between 2nd and 3rd Aves) | (212) 912-2500
Jazz on Columbus Circle 940 8th Ave (between 55th and 56th Streets) | (646) 876-9282

Uptown (Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side)
Central Park West Hostel 201 West 87th Street (between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway) | (646) 490-7348
Harlem YMCA Claude McKay Residence 180 W. 135th St (between Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd and Lenox Ave) | (212) 912-2100
International Student Center 38 W. 88th St (between Columbus Ave and Central Park West) | (212) 787-7706 Must be aged 18-35 to be eligible to stay here.
Jazz on the Park 36 W. 106th St (between Manhattan Ave and Central Park West) | (212) 932-1600
New York International HI-AYH Hostel 891 Amsterdam Ave (at 103rd St) | (212) 932-2300
West Side YMCA 5 W. 63rd St (at Central Park West) | (212) 875-4100