It takes 50-60 minutes by subway to get from St. Paul’s to Terrace on the Park, including some walking time at both ends.
Subway directions from St. Paul to Terrace on the Park:
Walk 1 block east from the church to the 59th Street-Columbus Circle subway station. Take the South Ferry-bound 1 train (or any downtown-bound train) and get off at Times Square-42nd Street. From there, take the Flushing-bound 7 train. Get off at 111th Street.
Terrace on the Park is visible looking south from the train platform. It’s about a 10-15 minute walk south down 111th Street, along the edge of Flushing Meadows Park. The entrance gate is at the southern end of the parking lot.
Driving time is estimated at 45 minutes, but may take longer depending on traffic conditions. Estimated taxi fare is $40 plus tip; Lyft and Juno may be somewhat cheaper. Cab-sharing is encouraged! If you haven’t signed up for all of the different apps before, you can take advantage of our referral codes:
Planes: New York City is served by three airports: LaGuardia (LGA), John F. Kennedy (JFK), and Newark (EWR). LaGuardia is the closest to the hotel and reception venue for our wedding, but probably the least pleasant.
Trains: Amtrak trains arrive in New York at Penn Station in Manhattan. There will be extra congestion and schedule changes this summer due to track repair work in the station.
Automobiles: Taxis and ride-hailing services are plentiful at all times. We strongly discourage bringing or renting a car, due to the city’s heavy traffic and expensive parking.
If you need parking near the church, click here for prices and availability. Parking is free at Terrace on the Park.
Subways and buses: Often, the subway is faster than driving – especially in Manhattan. The subways run 24/7 and cost $2.75 per person per ride. Go to www.mta.info for information and maps. The transit system is also integrated into Google Maps for easy navigation. Children less than 44 inches tall ride for free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. Note that subway cars are air-conditioned but the stations are not.
Elevators: The church and reception venue are accessible via elevator from street level. For the subway system, you can check elevator status at specific stations here.
We have reserved a courtesy block of hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Express LaGuardia Airport, 113-10 Horace Harding Expy, Flushing, NY 11368, which is conveniently located an 8-minute walk from Terrace on the Park. Upon request, the hotel can provide complimentary shuttle service to and from LaGuardia as well as Terrace on the Park.
Click here to book your reservation with the group rate, which is $139 per night for a room with one king-sized bed or $159 per night for a room with two double beds. To make a reservation by phone, call (718) 699-0994 and mention that you are part of the Burke and Lo wedding group, code BLW. You must book by July 17th to get the group discount.
Alternatively, a friend of the bride is coordinating an option for guests to stay at the Bishop Molloy Retreat House (dormitory-style private rooms with shared bathrooms) for $50 per night. Please email Mariana as soon as possible if you would like to be included in this arrangement.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! We are happy to connect you with other guests if you would like to make group arrangements for transportation, lodging, or child care.