Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Convention Center and Event Space
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsAugust 29, 2015
    Enjoyed being a part of the NY NOW trade show here. The staff were very friendly. Recommend bringing your own water and food if you're an exhibitor as concessions can get somewhat pricey.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesFebruary 7, 2014
    This massive convention center has a total area space of 1,800,000 square feet! On a smaller note, the center contains an intimate plaza of neon green benches. Read more
  • Ez B.
    Ez BMay 2, 2016
    I had the best chicken pot pie of my life here downstairs. Mendy's is good and you feel like you're living in a Seinfeld reference, but it's freaking pricey.. sandwich & a soda is 20 bucks.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SohaydaApril 5, 2016
    If you go to the New York International Auto Show here don't forget about the North hall. Some of the cleanest and least used bathrooms in the whole convention center too. If you go Saturday go early!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 3, 2015
    Plenty of cool events and conventions here. Lots of construction surrounds the building, though, so be careful. Is now accessible by Subway. Mega and Bolt Bus stop right across the street.
  • Jack N.
    Jack NevinJune 11, 2015
    was here for Bookcon 2015, great event. can't get over how huge this place is! tip, if events get crazy & lines for the girls bathrooms are super long, they'll convert some men's rooms to ladies rooms
  • Chris C.
    Chris CooksonJanuary 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    for New York Comic Con tickets, keep an eye on their Twitter/Facebook pages to know when they go on sale. Typically its in Spring. Also if you work in a creative field, apply for a Pro pass its cheap!
  • Sasha V.
    Sasha VolkovaMarch 28, 2016
    I go here for NY auto show every year, the setup is nice and looks very appealing. Excited to see how it looks every year.
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan McGOctober 14, 2013
    Great location for an event! Just went there for Comic Con 2013! Advice? Park at the garage on 42nd street that has the online coupon for Javitz center events.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Auto show was great. Big gripe with lack of outlets to recharge phones. So much hype about social media and then 3 charging stations for thousands of ppl.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkMarch 24, 2016
    Whether your in the market of buying, or just amazed by 4-wheeled machines, The New York International Auto Show is the right place for you. Fri-Sun, 3/25-3/27. Read more
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan Montgomery2 weeks ago
    The water fountains are sort of hidden, but there are actually a lot of them in Javits. Just walk toward the bathrooms and they'll be on the red-painted walls before you actually go into the bathroom.
  • Katie T.
    Katie TuohyOctober 13, 2014
    Also, if you're going to sell your liver to eat there, make sure you try a gyro from the Greek joint in the basement. It's actually delicious. Still too pricey though!
  • Suzanne K.
    Suzanne KlaersJune 26, 2012
    After a long day of exhibiting (or attending!) definitely head over to Uncle Jack's Steakhouse and unwind. Hands down the best steaks on the island. Located on 9th Ave. between 34th and 35th.
  • Untapped Cities
    Atop the Javits Center, there is a 6.75-acre green roof, which reduces heat gain and prevents approximately 6.8 mil. gallons of storm water run-off annually. Read more
  • Keepitmoving T.
    Keepitmoving T.May 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Wear comfy shoes place is massive&prep for various temperatures throughout the floors&offices. Pigeons love this place too!
  • Ez B.
    Ez BMay 2, 2016
    Beautiful structure. They used to have an open balcony in the back that looked out over the Hudson but for some reason now it's been closed.
  • Citi Bike
    Citi BikeMay 3, 2015
    Did you know? We have a Citi Bike station directly outside Javits Center - at 34th St and 11th Ave. Grab a bike and go uptown, across town, or downtown!
  • JP P.
    JP ParkOctober 13, 2015
    This place is huge, if you come here wear comfortable shoes. You're guaranteed to be on your feet for hours
  • Delaney P.
    Delaney PageSeptember 14, 2015
    Great place to hold a decent size convention but there is poor reception in the place. Also, I wish it would expand to be larger.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StewartJanuary 20, 2013
    The bathrooms should have more stalls though. You are allowed to bring in outdoor drinks/food which is awesome.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CaoOctober 16, 2011
    Try the Sabrett Hot Dogs - Better than your average street hot dog and pretty much the only thing I'd eat even if I wasn't hungry and stuck at NY Comic Con.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateFebruary 20, 2015
    Huge home of NY Now, ENK Coterie, NSS... the 🚤 show... among many other conventions and exhibitions.
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaNovember 3, 2015
    Great event space and the greatest welcome for the #TCSNYCMarathon runners!
  • Steven A.
    Steven Argudin 🌴January 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Here is a tip to the convention center, add heating ducks between main entry doors, and or better insulate that area as well
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanMay 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bar up the street from Javits Center at ink48, a Kimpton hotel: The Press Lounge, located on the 16th floor w/killer views + cocktails... Read more
  • Asia H.
    Asia HoeOctober 13, 2012
    A signal is very hard to come by inside the building. Coordinate with your friends before entering the Batcave.
  • Ana Carolina M.
    Ana Carolina MirandaNovember 12, 2013
    The convention center where you need to set up your booth and there are NO escalators or elevators working! Nice!
  • Ian O.
    Ian OrekondySeptember 28, 2016
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    Upvoted Sep 20
  • Ez B.
    Ez BMay 2, 2016
    There are usually two Sabrett carts. For some reason, one can have a long line while 200 feet away, no line at all. Don't waste time waiting. Check the other!
  • Adam B.
    Adam BroitmanNovember 8, 2012
    If you need to take a cab outta here, try and do it as early as possible. 5pm is not the time for success. If you have to leave after 5, use ground link.
  • Cameron R.
    Good luck trying to find an outlet to charge your phone. You'll think in this day and aged they'll have many outlets available.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CohenNovember 19, 2016
    Great place to look at stuff in a large building!
  • Sergio L.
    Sergio LopezOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool looking building, but it's not big enough for an event like New York Comic Con.
  • Tanya A.
    Tanya AudiJanuary 30, 2015
    If you are hungry don't worry, the food is delicious there!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StewartJanuary 20, 2013
    This place is huge and awesome. An excellent place to have an event.
  • Shay
    ShayApril 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Big cafe area with TV screens in lower level.
  • Nikos B.
    Nikos BartzoulianosOctober 31, 2015
    Right on the last station of line 7!
  • Dawn D.
    Dawn DeVirgilioJanuary 14, 2014
    While there is a @Starbucks in the Convention Center - you'd be better off grabbing your coffee before you get here - the line is long!
  • Danielle
    DanielleFebruary 14, 2011
    New Yorkers walk fast and with a purpose. If you're a tourist you better be ready for that.
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BecquetJune 11, 2015
    Lots of different event/conventions on. Make sure to bring comfy shoes, this place is huge!
  • Ray F.
    Ray FowlerJanuary 13, 2013
    Get the table by the front window for some of the best retail watching people
  • Eventsplug
    EventsplugSeptember 23, 2011
    located in the city of cities. among top 25 convention centers in the US
  • John J G.
    John J Gaviria Jr.April 23, 2014
    Download the NY Auto Show App before you go, you can't download it when you're there...
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 20, 2016
    Great expos and neat events
  • Srijan C.
    The place in NYC for exhibits and shows. New York auto show that happens here every year is a must watch
  • MrsCorkster
    MrsCorksterJune 16, 2015
    Beautiful entrance space, limited dining options.
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMay 16, 2015
    Many floors, many bathrooms, like convention centers should have.
  • Glossyvonne K.
    Glossyvonne KaiAugust 5, 2013
    Wear comfy shoes there is always lots to see!
  • Marcos V. B.
    Marcos V. Booz da SilvaFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free internet for 60 minutes!
  • Kimberly N.
    Kimberly NotHoeschleOctober 14, 2015
    Came here for Comicon 2015, free wifi, good facilities.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZhangJuly 16, 2013
    There aren't any signs pointing this out, but Megabus picks up passengers from 34th Street right next to the Convention Center, not in front of it.
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.October 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a convention center! Love the fancy food show
  • Oscar W.
    Oscar W.January 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the most expensive connection to the Internet that I've seen... And also one of with the poorest quality
  • Robert R.
    Robert RoweOctober 8, 2010
    ...payable WiFi (if needed) available › connect to the Network "Javits" and select your service!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenNovember 5, 2015
    Huge, hosts the NYC Marathon expo every year, Thursday-Saturday.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Be comfy when you go here. Expect a lot of walking
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OsorioApril 15, 2013
    Get here early they are as confused as you are!
  • Molly G.
    Molly GloverFebruary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food court sticker shock? There's another food court on Level 1 which has slightly lower prices.
  • Edward D.
    Edward DouglasOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you pay for the Wifi here then you're a bigger sucker than whoever commissioned this barely-working.WIFI
  • Christopher F.
    Christopher FredaOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Wear comfortable shoes, the floors here are punishing and unforgiving. Also, eat elsewhere, food is ridiculously overpriced $4 for a bottle of water.
  • Sergei K.
    Sergei KleimenovFebruary 12, 2016
    Rather convenient place. Our first NYTF.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanNovember 30, 2010
    Reuse any bottles of water you may buy by refilling them at a drinking fountain or trade show booth watercooler.
  • Todd B.
    Todd BMarch 19, 2010
    No electrical plugs available for course attendees taking class! If our course notes are all downloadable PDFs we're gonna need our laptops, people!!
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerOctober 17, 2015
    NYCC! Conveniently located close to Penn Station.
  • Griff J.
    Griff JMarch 12, 2011
    Check the tables by the entrance. There may be discount coupons.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMarch 16, 2013
    Try the cabs, they're great at GETTING YOU THE HELL OUT OF HERE.
  • KC M.
    KC MurdockOctober 15, 2011
    This convention center is big and has many levels.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HarringtonOctober 29, 2011
    Good place for conventions, BAD place to eat while at a convention. Pack a lunch or snacks. Stupid expensive here for food.
  • barbee
    barbeeOctober 21, 2015
    This place is HUGE! It took me forever just to find the entrance.
  • Benny V.
    Benny VillaquiranAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I just had an amazing experience at the American Express Lounge in the Lobby!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaApril 18
    Water fountains are available near most bathrooms
  • John P.
    John PaterakisJanuary 24, 2015
    One hour's worth of free wi-fi available.
  • Nancy L.
    Nancy LectorresMay 15, 2013
    Not my first time. Place is huge. Interesting things to see, do, and people watch.
  • FanCons.com
    FanCons.comJanuary 21, 2012
    Avoid the overpriced concessions in the convention center and walk a few blocks east toward Penn Station for many more dining options.
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JohnsonApril 21, 2012
    Bottlecap dresses, sustainable fashion is ao chic.
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy ChungDecember 12, 2015
    The motorcycle con
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come here for the annual auto show :)
  • Alex C.
    Alex CharalambidesOctober 16, 2011
    Bring walking shoes and ur own snacks
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Plan enough time that you can leave for lunch. Much better options just a few blocks away
  • Paulo P.
    Paulo PuglisiJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best venues
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen ClaudioMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    On a rainy day bring ur umbrella to the javits cuz we got leaks
  • Dan
    DanJanuary 29, 2015
    As long as shuttle us available
  • Thom C.
    Thom CorriganMay 16, 2011
    Wow! NYC is it's own universe. The rules the rest of the world works from are generally suspended here.
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuApril 14, 2012
    Go to the 38th St entrance to get tix and entry to the auto show.
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsDecember 7, 2010
    PHOTO: Artist Keith Haring at work on a giant six-story banner saluting the Statue of Liberty on her 100th birthday in 1986, at the link! Read more
  • Abigail A.
    This place is in Hell's Kitchen for a reason.
  • Ramon N.
    Ramon NuezFebruary 27, 2010
    Here at the annual Travel Show. I strongly recommend checking your coat. Only $3.
  • Oscar M.
    Oscar MaderaApril 3, 2016
    Nice cars, good music
  • The GEM Hotel NYC
    The GEM Hotel NYCMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The GEM Midtown West is located two blocks from Javits Center
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge ass convention centre for the ny comic con.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy ShihDecember 1, 2016
    This could have been a history-making venue. #MadamPresident
  • Von R.
    Von RobinsJune 10, 2011
    I remember when this was first built !!! Wow
  • Arnold L.
    Arnold LauJuly 27, 2013
    Good area for the show
  • Kyle C.
    Kyle CowanNovember 11, 2016
    Has a Starbucks!
  • NJ Auto Auction J.
    NJ Auto Auction Jersey CitySeptember 24, 2011
    Best place to Park is on W 35th St. and 10th Ave.
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesMarch 31, 2013
    The AT&T cell service here is ABYSMAL: it's either no service or tower service is overloaded and doesn't work. No free wifi either.
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconOctober 13, 2012
    get your comfy shoes ready
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Home to the New York City Comic Con.
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MenesesOctober 28, 2011
    Welcome to the convention capital of New York
  • Cristina O.
    Un sitió muy grande y cómodo para tex world USA
  • Debora C.
    Debora CavalheiroMay 23, 2015
    Perfeito para convenções e diversos restaurantes. Faltam tomadas para recarregar celular
  • Ale v.
    Ale van BeeckJanuary 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Aqui é onde acontece todos os anos em janeiro a NRF Big Show. Frio e conteúdo. Ano que vem estou de volta
  • Rogerio G.
    Rogerio GuedesNovember 23, 2016
    Maravilhoso.
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