Housing & Travel

DECEMBER 28, 2016–JANUARY 5, 2017
gelsey kirkland arts center in Dumbo

All students are responsible for making their own housing and travel arrangements. 
Below are suggestions to help begin the travel and accommodation search.  


Join the ADF Housing Collective in your search for housing, roommates, etc.! This is a Facebook group monitored by the ADF School staff. The group is for registered applicants to connect about housing opportunities during ADF’s summer and winter intensive programs. You must request to be added to the group. You will not automatically be added. Winter Intensive participants will be removed from the group once the intensive has ended. 

The following are a few hotels or dormitory style accommodations in Brooklyn, where the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center is located. This is not a comprehensive list, rather, a place to begin your search for accommodations. Note that rates are usually higher for December 24 – January 2. We have done our best to correctly present the information about each business; however, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings. ADF takes no responsibility for any arrangements made or promised.   

We strongly urge students to make reservations as soon as possible to ensure availability. 

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.246.7000

Sheraton New York Hotel
228 Duffield St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.855.1900

Best Western Plus Seaport Inn Downtown
33 Peck Slip
New York, NY 10038
Phone: 212.766.6600

BNAIP Intern and Student Housing
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 917.409.6466

Hotel Indigo Brooklyn
229 Duffield St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.254.7800

Dazzler Brooklyn
85 Flatbush Ave Ext.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.329.9537

Hampton Inn Brooklyn/Downtown
125 Flatbush Ave Ext.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718.875.8800



DSCF3464PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: We highly recommend using the NYC public transit system for ease of getting around the city. It’s also the most cost effective choice!  Visit www.mta.info for details.

The base fare is $2.75
A single ride MetroCard is $3.00
A 7-day unlimited MetroCard is $31
A 30-day unlimited MetroCard is $116.50 

TAXIS: NYC Taxis are quite expensive; even a short ride can cost $10. More information on taxi costs, including flat fares to and from the NYC airports, can be found here.

More affordable taxi alternatives include Uber or Lyft.




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