Women of the World Poetry Slam welcomes you to Brooklyn, New York!  Here’s some information about Brooklyn you might find useful.

Where in Brooklyn?

Women of the World Poetry Slam bouts and most day events will take place at the Brooklyn campus of Pratt Institute located at 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205, of which all ages are welcome to attend. Late night events will take place off campus, sometimes at local bars, which means some late night events might be 21+ to attend.

Traveling to Brooklyn

BY PLANE:     There are three major airports close to Brooklyn: John F Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, both in New York, and Newark International Airport in Newark, New Jersey.

Once here, there are many public transportation options waiting for you at ground transportation. New York Magazine lists different travel options for getting to/from Brooklyn from each airport. Google Maps can also be helpful in finding routes. Please check before riding the subway or bus, as routes can change unexpectedly.

Airport Map

BY TRAIN:     Amtrak has stations in Manhattan, NY and Newark, NJ.

BY CAR:     There are over two thousand bridges and tunnels throughout New York City, parking garages throughout the city, but street parking is hit or miss.  To calculate your road trip, use Pratt Institute as your destination until the host hotel has been confirmed. Pratt’s Brooklyn campus is located at: 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

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No Sleep till Brooklyn

HOTEL:     The city that never sleeps does, in fact, sleep: sometimes at hotels. The Women of the World Poetry Slam 2016 host hotel, Holiday Inn Express, is taking reservations until February 9, 2016. For more information, please see lodging. When booking, use code: POE

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Traveling within Brooklyn

Getting Around NYC:    New York City’s public transportation network is the most extensive in North America.  The MTA manages everything from subways, to busses, to railroads, and even bridges and tunnels.  Please check the site before riding to make sure trains/buses are operating as usual. New York City offers car services with private car companies, or you can hail a cab nearly anywhere.  If using a taxi, we advise out of towners to know where you’re going and the shortest route to where you’re going; this can be done by mapping out your trip ahead of time. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s also Citi Bike, NYC’s bikesharing program, which has bike docks near Pratt. Brooklyn is very bike-able, just please be careful and watch our for pedestrians!