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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Convention Center and Event Space
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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    IrmaZandl Z.
    "Auto show was great."(8 Tips)
    Linda M.
    "great job with NYC Comic con"(6 Tips)
    Keepitmoving T.
    "comfy shoes place is massive&prep"(4 Tips)
    Adrian P.
    "Enjoyed being a part of the NY NOW trade show here."(2 Tips)
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  • Adrian P.heart icon on user image
    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.
    Upvoted Apr 21
  • 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
    Upvoted Apr 21
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MontgomeryOctober 6, 2017
    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.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • Katie T.heart icon on user image
    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!
    Upvoted Apr 22
  • Erika A.heart icon on user image
    Erika ArreaNovember 5, 2017
    Well organized and safe environment for the marathon fair! New Balance was a 100% everything. Expecting more energy and fun!
  • Sarah K.heart icon on user image
    Sarah KimDecember 20, 2019
    Incredible architecture & site. Attended Fancy Food Convention, came home w/ 6 large bags of gourmet samples, donated another 6 bags to charity. Spent the whole day here, yet too big to see everything
  • Dan S.heart icon on user image
    Dan SohaydaApril 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • Sasha V.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Markus T.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Ez B.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Flyboy C.heart icon on user image
    Flyboy CamMarch 14, 2017
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • IrmaZandl Z.heart icon on user image
    IrmaZandl ZandlSlantMarch 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Tayler R.heart icon on user image
    Tayler RinehartFebruary 16, 2019
    Super huge convention center. Easy to get to, clean, always organized, friendly people and absolutely love that Toy Fair is there!
  • Jeremy C.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy CohenNovember 19, 2016
    Great place to look at stuff in a large building!
  • Wayne K.heart icon on user image
    Wayne KinlockApril 12, 2018
    Great venue but come during the week to many kids on the weekend
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesAugust 29, 2017
    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
  • JPheart icon on user image
    JPOctober 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is huge, if you come here wear comfortable shoes. You're guaranteed to be on your feet for hours
  • Drew G.
    Drew G.January 21, 2020
    Been here 25+ times
    Bring your own water bottle or reuse the one in you hand at filtered fill stations near rest rooms.
  • Delaney P.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Terry P.heart icon on user image
    Terry PrideauxApril 11, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Great space for conventions. And afterwards you can walk along the Hudson River.
  • 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!
  • Andy M.heart icon on user image
    Andy MatticeJanuary 14, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Secret elevator behind escalators (beside escalator). Get to lunch before noon to beat the lines when sessions let out.
  • Nadia I.heart icon on user image
    Nadia IssaBellaNovember 3, 2015
    Great event space and the greatest welcome for the #TCSNYCMarathon runners!
  • allisonheart icon on user image
    allisonFebruary 20, 2015
    Huge home of NY Now, ENK Coterie, NSS... the 🚤 show... among many other conventions and exhibitions.
  • Mikhail B.
    Mikhail BSeptember 29, 2018
    Eat before you arrive because the onsite food is expensive. There are also quick, casual restaurants within a few blocks.
  • MrsCorksterheart icon on user image
    MrsCorksterJune 16, 2015
    Beautiful entrance space, limited dining options.
  • 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.
  • Ez B.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Michael C.heart icon on user image
    Michael CFebruary 24, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't forget there are multiple happy and floors. Plan your day accordingly.
  • Danielle
    DanielleFebruary 14, 2011
    New Yorkers walk fast and with a purpose. If you're a tourist you better be ready for that.
  • 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
  • Allisonheart icon on user image
    AllisonOctober 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a convention center! Love the fancy food show
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Asia H.
    Asia HoeOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A signal is very hard to come by inside the building. Coordinate with your friends before entering the Batcave.
  • Ana Carolina M.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Wiktoria P.heart icon on user image
    Wiktoria PiktelNovember 6, 2017
    Lovely great space! Definitely wear something comfy
  • Nikos B.
    Nikos BOctober 31, 2015
    Right on the last station of line 7!
  • Tanya A.heart icon on user image
    Tanya AudiJanuary 30, 2015
    If you are hungry don't worry, the food is delicious there!
  • Shayheart icon on user image
    ShayApril 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Big cafe area with TV screens in lower level.
  • Kate W.heart icon on user image
    Kate WallyAugust 7, 2018
    Been here 25+ times
    Get coffee at Old Country Coffee on 34th instead of Starbucks here. It’s less expensive and tastes better.
  • Chloe B.heart icon on user image
    Chloe BecquetJune 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of different event/conventions on. Make sure to bring comfy shoes, this place is huge!
  • Sergio L.heart icon on user image
    Sergio LopezOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool looking building, but it's not big enough for an event like New York Comic Con.
  • 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!
  • Srijan C.heart icon on user image
    Srijan ChakrabortyApril 16, 2017
    The place in NYC for exhibits and shows. New York auto show that happens here every year is a must watch
  • Kimmie O.heart icon on user image
    Kimmie OhhJuly 31, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    Be comfy when you come here. Expect a lot of walking.
  • funky f.heart icon on user image
    funky flavorSeptember 20, 2016
    Great expos and neat events
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