The School of Engineering is located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City’s most populous borough. Nicknamed “the borough of neighborhoods” for its many diverse and distinctive enclaves, you’ll find that Brooklyn is a unique and exciting place that lends itself to endless exploring. The School of Engineering is within walking distance from some of the world’s best art, music, food, and shops, and only a quick subway ride or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan.
Brooklyn, like Manhattan, is both truly global and truly American with its entrepreneurial roots and magnet-like attraction for ambitious dreamers, talented upstarts, sophisticated jetsetters, and academic trailblazers.
Dining, Shopping and Hotels
- Downtown Brooklyn – Home to the School of Engineering, including MetroTech, Fulton Street Mall and Albee Square
- DUMBO – A picturesque neighborhood a short walk from campus and under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges
- Atlantic Avenue - This commercial artery has many interesting boutiques and eateries
- Montague Street – Just blocks from the School of Engineering, this quaint street is perfect for walking and enjoying its many markets and shops
- Red Hook – Take the B61 bus to Red Hook, home of IKEA and Fairway. This charming waterfront neighborhood has plenty of other shopping and dining options, too
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Directions to the School of Engineering
- By Subway (MTA):
A, C, F, R train to Jay Street-MetroTech -- we’re right there.
1, 2, 4, 5 train to Borough Hall (walk east to Willoughby St and make a left on Jay St)
Q, B train to Dekalb Avenue (walk two blocks North toward Manhattan Bridge and make a left on Myrtle Avenue into MetroTech)
- By Train:
Long Island Railroad to Pennsylvania Station and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A, C, 1, 2, 4 train (see subway instructions above). Or, to Avenue-Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn and transfer to a Manhattan-bound M, N, R, 1, 2, 4, 5, Q train (see subway instructions above) or walk North along Flatbush Ave. about 1 mile to Myrtle Avenue and make a left into MetroTech.
Metro North Railroad to Grand Central Station in Manhattan and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound 4, 5 train (see subway instructions above).
New Jersey Transit to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound A, C, 1, 2, 4 train (see subway instructions above).
- By Car:
From Manhattan: Take the FDR Drive to the Brooklyn Bridge (Exit 2), make the first left after traveling over the bridge on to Tillary Street and right on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Adams St (the rear entrance to the hotel is on Jay St. right across from Poly).
From Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island: Take I-278 to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn. Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is on Jay St.
From Long Island: Take I-495 WEST (Long Island Expressway) to I-278 WEST (Exit 18A - Brooklyn-Queens Expressway) to Tillary Street (Exit 29). Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St.
From New Jersey: Take I-78 EAST to the Holland Tunnel. Follow Canal Street EAST to the Manhattan Bridge on to Flatbush Avenue. Or take I-95 (New Jersey Turnpike) to I-278 EAST (Exit 13) to Tillary Street (Exit 29) in Brooklyn. Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St.
From Westchester, Downstate New York and Connecticut: Take either I-87 SOUTH (Major Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway) or I-95 SOUTH (New England Thruway) to I-278 WEST to Tillary Street (Exit 29). Make a left at the third light on to Jay Street. Parking is available in several MetroTech buildings (right on Myrtle Avenue) or at the Marriott Hotel on Jay St.
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