Directions to SUNY Downstate

Hotels & Taxis

 

Fare from Airports

The closest airport to the hospital is JFK, about 20 minutes away, $30 by taxi. LaGuardia is about 45 minutes away, or $40.

 

Hotels

There are numerous hotels around the airport that should be reliable, safe, and moderately priced, $100 to $150 per night. Also, there are the Brooklyn Marriott and Sheraton hotels, which are $200 to $250 per night, located in downtown Brooklyn around the Brooklyn Bridge. They are quite nice but due to the close proximity to Manhattan, they are on the expensive side. Manhattan hotels are also available but can be pricier, depending on the location.

 

Fare from Hotels

Taxi rides from downtown Brooklyn to the hospital are about 20 minutes and around $30. From locations in Manhattan, the ride is about 45 minutes and probably about $50.

Driving Directions

 

From Manhattan:

Manhattan Bridge: exit onto Flatbush Avenue. Continue approximately three and one-half miles to Parkside Avenue. Turn left onto Parkside Avenue and travel four blocks to New York Avenue. Turn right at New York Avenue and continue one block to Clarkson Avenue.

Brooklyn Bridge: stay to the left at the end of the bridge, following the ramp to Boerum Place, which becomes Adams Street. Continue along Adams Street to Atlantic Avenue. Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue and continue to Flatbush Avenue. Turn right onto Flatbush Avenue and continue approximately two and one-half miles to Parkside Avenue. Turn left onto Parkside Avenue and travel four blocks to New York Avenue. Turn right at New York Avenue and continue one block to Clarkson Avenue.

Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (toll): exit onto the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Continue approximately one mile, staying to the left, and exit onto Prospect Expressway. Note: Currently, the Prospect Expressway is closed weekdays from 5:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. for repairs. If you are traveling to Downstate earlier than 11:00 A.M., please take one of the other routes described on this page. Travel three exits to the Fort Hamilton Parkway exit. Continue through two traffic lights to Caton Avenue. Turn left onto Caton Avenue, and continue sixteen blocks to Flatbush Avenue. Turn left onto Flatbush Avenue and continue two blocks to Parkside Avenue. Turn right onto Parkside Avenue and travel four blocks to New York Avenue. Turn right at New York Avenue and continue one block to Clarkson Avenue.

 

From Staten Island and Newark International Airport:

Verrazano Narrows Bridge (toll): follow bridge to Route 278, the Gowanus Expressway. Travel approximately five miles to the Prospect Expressway exit. Continue on the Prospect Expressway three exits to the Fort Hamilton Parkway exit. Travel along East 5 Street through two traffic lights to Caton Avenue. Turn left onto Caton Avenue, and continue sixteen blocks to Flatbush Avenue. Turn left onto Flatbush and continue two blocks to Parkside Avenue. Turn right onto Parkside Avenue and travel four blocks to New York Avenue. Turn right at New York Avenue and continue one block to Clarkson Avenue. 

 

From Long Island and Airports: 

Southern Long Island and JFK: West on Belt Parkway to North Conduit Boulevard exit (Exit 17W). Continue on North Conduit Boulevard for about 3/4 mile. Fork left onto Linden Boulevard, and take Linden Boulevard to New York Avenue. Right two blocks on New York Avenue to Clarkson Avenue.

Northern Long Island and LaGuardia: Take Grand Central Parkway to Jackie Robinson Pkwy (formerly Interboro Pkwy). Continue to Pennsylvania Avenue exit. Follow Pennsylvania to Linden Boulevard, turn right onto Linden. Take Linden Boulevard to New York Avenue. Right two blocks on New York Avenue to Clarkson Avenue.

 

Parking:

Valet Parking is available Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., located in front of the 445 Lenox Road hospital entrance at the valet parking booth. The fee is $10.00 (this service is not available on weekends or holidays.) When the valet parking service is not available, a limited number of spaces for visitors are available at a nominal cost at the Center's Parking Garage on East 34th Street, between Linden Boulevard and Lenox Road. There are also several private parking lots in the area. 

 

 

Mass Transportation

 

By Railroad

Long Island Railroad
Take any train to the Jamaica station. Change to Brooklyn-bound train (track 3). Take to the Flatbush Avenue terminal. Follow subway directions from there.

Metro-North Railroad
Take any train to Grand Central Terminal. Change to Brooklyn-bound 4 or 5 trains.  Follow subway directions from there.


By Subway
During rush hour, take the IRT Flatbush Avenue Line (#2 Seventh Avenue or #5 Lexington Avenue) trains to the Winthrop Street station. [Take any IRT Brooklyn-bound train (#2, 3, 4, or 5) to Nevins Street in Brooklyn, changing there for a #2 or #5 marked "Flatbush Avenue". Note that the # 5 runs only during rush hours.] Exit at Nostrand and Parkside avenues. Cross Nostrand Avenue and walk one block on Parkside Avenue until it ends at New York Avenue. Turn right onto New York Avenue. Cross New York Avenue and walk east on Clarkson Avenue until the entrance at 450 Clarkson Avenue. The Admissions Office is located at 450 Clarkson Avenue. Nights and outside of rush hours, take the subway to Church Avenue.Walk three short blocks east on Church Avenue to New York Avenue, left three blocks to Clarkson Avenue, right to 450 Clarkson Avenue. Or transfer to an eastbound B-35 bus to the northbound B-44 at Church and New York avenues. (Downstate students and employees can call 718-270-2626 to arrange for transportation from Church Avenue.)


By Bus

The B-12 and northbound B-44 buses stop at the corner of Clarkson and New York Avenues.

The following lines connect with the B-12 along Clarkson Avenue: B-41, B-44, B- 46, and B-49.

Updated July 2020.