New York Comic Con 2012 will be held at the Javits Center of New York. The Javits Center is located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th streets. Pedestrian entrances are located at 35th, 36th, 37th, and 38th Streets on 11th Avenue.
For assistance, please contact our Exhibitor Service Department at 888-605-6059, 203-840-5635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ordering From The Javits Center
The Javits Center provides the following services at New York Comic Con 2012:
- FedEx Office
Click Here To Download The Full Jacob K. Javits Center Order Form Kit
Javits Center Tool Kit
Click HERE where you will find simple descriptions of the products and services offered from the Javits Center.
Please be aware it is not the practice or the intention of the Javits Center to separate or have separated our Service Order Forms or Tool Kit for the following reasons:
- It is a kit and we would like it presented as one complete unit.
- When separated it has been proven over the years to cause more problems than help with the exhibitors. See examples below:
- Exhibitor will submit the Electrical Request without Payment Form.
- Exhibitor will submit the Payment Form with out Telecommunication Form.
- Exhibitor will submit Decorator’s Payment Form with our Cleaning Form.
- Exhibitor sent Decorator our Payment Form.
- All of the above may and have resulted in the order or payment being received late and the exhibitor wanting the Advanced Rate. As stated on our Service Order Payment Form: “The Advanced rate will only be valid and processed for orders with payment postmarked, faxed or emailed 15 days prior to the show opening date.”
- Misdirected mail does not justify the advanced rate.
As you can see we have researched the separation of our forms over the years and have come up with a Javits Tool Kit to resolve this problem. We kindly request you present the Javits Tool Kits PDF or the Service Forms hard copies as a unit. This will help your exhibitors with ordering and understanding our utilities.
Listed below are websites Exhibitors can use:
General Decorating Contractor
General Decorating Contractors are hired by Show Management. They are generally responsible for the physical planning of the event, the shipment and delivery of exhibition freight, the rental of furniture, carpets and other booth/exhibit equipment and the building and dismantling of most of the exhibits. General contractors supply their own on site management and supervisors and hire freight moving and exhibit building labor from the Javits Center.
Exhibit Appointed Contractors
Exhibit Appointed Contractors (EAC's) are hired by exhibitors to build and dismantle exhibits. EAC's supply their own on-site management and hire exhibit building labor employed by the Javits Center. In order to hire labor directly from the Center, EAC's must open an account, which requires, among other things, the posting of a guarantee of payment bond or letters of credit and the fulfillment of certain insurance requirements.
Labor Provided by the Center
The Javits Center provides skilled and courteous employees to perform most of the labor needed for events. With few exceptions (explained below), Event Managers, Contractors and Exhibitors must hire the Javits Center's employees to perform the following work:
Javits' Freight Handlers are responsible for loading and unloading trucks and delivering exhibitor freight and machinery to and from exhibitors' booth; loading and unloading decorating contractors' equipment to and from a marshalling point on the exhibit show floor; and perform rigging work with forklifts. Freight Handlers are hired from the Center by general decorating contractors. Freight Handlers work under the direction and supervision of the general decorating contractor and their shifts are determined and organized by the contractor. Freight Handlers are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 807.
Work Hours: Freight Handlers have three shifts per day, per event, per contractor and are paid straight time from Monday to Friday (except holidays). Freight Handlers are paid overtime (1 1/2 times) for Monday to Friday work over eight hours and all day Saturday and Sunday. They are paid double time for all work on holidays. Freight Handler's have 11 holidays: New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and Christmas.
Freight Moving Exhibitors May Do Themselves ("Hand Carry Policy")
- Hand-Carry items can be brought in through the front of the building (east side) and at specified times, the north side, as long as traffic regulations are obeyed. Temporary loading and unloading zones are assigned and managed by Javits Public Safety personnel in conjunction with Show Management Staff. Loading and unloading of vehicles is limited to vehicles no larger than an Econoline van. Vehicles must be attended by a licensed driver at all times.
- Moving company trucks may be loaded and unloaded only on the Javits Center loading dock by Javits Freight Handlers. Such trucks may not be loaded or unloaded in front of the building or on the north end or anywhere else in the vicinity of the Center, as their freight is not considered "hand carry" regardless of its size. Under no circumstances will moving company employees, or any persons other than Javits Freight Handlers or direct employees of an exhibiting company engaged in legitimate "hand carry," be permitted to handle freight on Javits Center property.
- Exhibitors may use nothing larger than a two-wheeled baggage cart (plastic or rubber wheels only) to move their items. Hanging clothing racks with four wheels are allowed for moving hanging garments.
- "Pop-up" displays, equal or less than 10' in length, capable of being carried by hand by one person may be brought in.
- Exhibitors moving items must use the doors and routes designated by event management.
- Individuals moving these items must be employees of the exhibiting company and must carry identification with them to verify this fact.
Carpenters perform crating and recrating, and all work involved in the erection and dismantling of exhibits, displays, backgrounds and booths; all work requiring the use of bolts and screws or nail fasteners; tying, hanging or nailing, taping of flags, banners, signs, tile and rug-laying, skidding and reskidding and turntables; handling and delivery of furniture, carpeting, modular interlocking booth systems and other contractor owned and leased equipment; pad wrapping, protection work, ramp protection; and installing draperies, including but not limited to wall draperies, table skirting, booth equipment draperies, flag and bunting and party decorations. They also do certain other unskilled work. Carpenters are represented by the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, New York District Council. Carpenters are hired from the Center by general decorating contractors and exhibitor appointed contractors. Carpenters work under contractors' direction and supervision and their shifts are organized and determined by the contractor.
Work Hours: Carpenters have three shifts per day, per event, per contractor and are charged at straight time rates for the first eight hours of shift work. Monday to Friday (except holidays). Carpenters are paid overtime (1 1/2 x) for work more than 8 hours (Monday-Friday) and all day Saturday and certain Sundays. On other Sundays and on all holidays, they are paid double time. Carpenters have 10 holidays: New Year's Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day ; Election Day (in a Presidential Election year); Thanksgiving and the day after and Christmas.
Building Work Which Exhibitors May Do Themselves
- Exhibitors may install or dismantle their exhibit and lay carpet in their exhibit as long as the booth size is 100 square feet or less and work can be done without tools. Exhibitors may unpack, pack and arrange their merchandise and products in their exhibit. Those performing the work above must be employees of the exhibiting company and must carry identification to verify that fact.
- Exhibitors may be able to erect and dismantle "pop-up" displays and booths which do not exceed ten (10) feet in length and can be erected and/or dismantled by one full time employee of the exhibiting company, using no tools, in one half (1/2 ) hour or less. A "pop up" display at the Javits Center is defined as a self-contained unit which can be hand-carried by one employee. The Javits Center may issue more detailed rules on this from time to time.
Rigging is performed by Javits Center employees. The nature of the work involved will determine which employees perform rigging work.
Javits' electricians install and remove all electrical wiring, load centers, disconnects and distribution panels. Electricians install and dismantle all lighting, except 10x10 ft. pop up booths with four or less lights , all electric signs, all communication and video cable between or outside exhibits and under carpet, and sound systems. Electricians also operate certain sound, light and video systems. Electricians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3.
Work Hours: Electrician's regular work hours are 7:30AM to 3:00 PM. When labor charges are applied, straight time prices are charged for these hours, Monday through Friday, except weekday holidays. For all other move-in hours overtime rates will apply. All move-out hours will be charged at the applicable rate. Electricians have 11 holidays; New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day ; Election Day; Thanksgiving and the day after and Christmas.
Electrical Work Exhibitors May Do Themselves
- Exhibitors may plug in their own devices and equipment for properly ordered 110 volt electrical service of 1500 watts or less.
- Exhibitors may plug in their own devices of 110 volt/ 1500 watts themselves.
- An exhibitor with a 100 sq. ft booth and one 500 watt order may hang and dismantle their own lights without tools and ladders
- Connect modems, printers, computers and keyboards.
- Install their own light bulbs.
- Test and tune their own equipment.
- Run their own communications cable between machines in the same booth above the booth carpet.
- Exhibitors may install and dismantle their own lights in booths 100 square feet or less without the use of tools or ladders.
Javits Center Telephone Electricians install, remove and repair all telephone lines. Telephone technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 3.
Work Hours: Telephone electrician's normal work hours are 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM each day. Most of the telephone service rates include labor. Telephone labor is only applied for work as requested which is not part of the service order form and for repairs and relocation. In these instances, straight time rates are charged Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (except holidays). At all other times, Monday through Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays), overtime rates are charged. Telephone electricians have 11 holidays; New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day ; Election Day; Thanksgiving and the day after and Christmas.
Telephone Work - Exhibitors May Do Themselves
- Exhibitors may plug and unplug their phones, modems, faxes or credit card readers.
Javits Center Plumbers install and remove all compressed air lines, water and drain lines, sinks, hot water heaters, and overhead venting. Plumbers make all final connections to the compressed air, water and drainage systems. Plumbers also store, handle and connect bottled gas and fill and drain all water tanks over 20 gallons. Plumbers are represented by Plumbers Union Local 1.
Work Hours: Normal work shift for plumbers is 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM Most of the plumbing service rates include labor. Plumbing labor is only applied for work as requested which is not on the plumbing service order form and for repairs and relocations. In these instances, straight time rates are charged Monday to Friday 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (except holidays). At all other times (including hours after 3:00 PM to 7:30 AM Monday through Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays) overtime rates are charged. Plumber's have 10 holidays; New Year's Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day: Election Day; Thanksgiving and the day after and Christmas.
Plumbing Work Exhibitors May Do Themselves
- Test, tune or repair water, drain, air and gas lines on the exhibitor side of the disconnect to the building system.
Javits Center Cleaners vacuum, shampoo and sweep all carpeting, empty waste baskets and supply and handle containers for removing hazardous wastes. Cleaners are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237.
Work Hours: Cleaners work at any time as determined by Javits management or, when porter service is ordered, at times requested by exhibitors.
Cleaning Work Exhibitors May Do Themselves
- Exhibitor may clean and wipe down their products and display merchandise and parts of their exhibit not installed by other Javits labor.
Meeting Room Set Up
Javits Center set-up personnel move and arrange all "house" furniture for use in meeting rooms. Your event manager gets the first set-up per day at no charge. A charge is normally assessed for changeovers and additions. Set-up personnel are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 237.
Work Hours: Javits Center set-up personnel work at times determined by Javits management.
Use of Company Personnel as Managers and Supervisors.
Contractors are permitted to use their own personnel as managers and supervisors of the labor described above, provided that they have completed a questionnaire, been approved by the Center and affirm that they are performing only legitimate managerial tasks, and that the company maintains a reasonable ratio of managers and supervisors to labor. Violation of any of these conditions shall result in a revocation not only of the supervising employee's authorization, but also of the contractor's authorization to conduct business at the Javits Center.
Important: These rules are designed to protect the Javits Center's important business interests. The Center reserves the right to eject anyone working in violation of these rules as well as the exhibitors, contractors and others for whom they are performing work.
What Is The Phone Number Of The Javits Center?
The general information number is (212) 216-2000. Operators are available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 5:30pm. On weekends, a recording with information on events currently taking place at the Javits Center is available.
Where Is The Javits Center And How Do I Get There?
While there is no parking at the Javits Center are many parking garages throughout the Javits Center vicinity. See parking for locations and phone numbers of convenient parking near us. We are located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 39th Streets.
From the North (Westchester, Connecticut, Massachusetts)
- 95 South (via the Cross-Bronx Expressway) to the George Washington Bridge. At approach to bridge, bear right to lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
- Saw Mill River Parkway/Henry Hudson Parkway/Route 9A: Follow 9A South to 42nd Street. Turn Left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
- New York State Thruway/Major Deegan Expressway/Route 87: Major Deegan Expressway to George Washington Bridge exit. Stay in right lane towards lower level. Exit at the last exit in New York–Parkway South–9A. Follow Parkway South (Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway) to 42nd Street. Turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From the South (New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, etc.)
- 95 North to the New Jersey Turnpike. Exit at the Lincoln Tunnel. When exiting the tunnel, bear left. Follow signs for uptown or northbound to 42nd Street. Turn left onto 42nd Street until you reach 11th Avenue and turn left.
- George Washington Bridge to Parkway South– 9A. At 42nd Street, turn left. Go one block to 11th Avenue and turn right.
From Queens and Long Island
- Queens-Midtown Tunnel: Take Southbound or Downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Go west and turn right on 11th Avenue.
- Queensboro/59th Street Bridge: Take 60/61st Street Exit. Go to 5th Avenue alongside Central Park to 59th Street. Turn right onto 59th Street to 7th Avenue and turn left. Go two blocks to 57th Street and turn right. Follow 57th Street to 11th Avenue and turn left. The Center is between 34th and 38th streets.
From Staten Island
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge eastbound to the Gowanus Expressway, to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Exit westbound to the West Side Highway/12th Avenue. At 34th Street, turn right. Go one block to 11th Avenue and take a left.
Trucks higher than 12 ft. 6 in. will not clear tunnels. They must use a bridge. Also remember that no trucks are allowed on parkways.
For current Lincoln Tunnel restrictions click here.
For current George Washington Bridge restrictions click here.
- 95 South (via the Cross Bronx-Expressway): Exit at Amsterdam Avenue and cross the University Avenue Bridge to 181st Street. Turn left onto Broadway. (see Street Directions below)
- 87 South (via the Major Deegan Expressway): Exit at 155th Street/Macombs Dam Bridge. Continue west on 155th Street to Broadway where you turn left. (see Street Directions below)
- Triborough Bridge: To Manhattan. Exit at 125th Street. Go west to Broadway and turn left. (see Street Directions below)
- Street Directions: Continue on Broadway to the intersection of Broadway, West 65th Street and Columbus Avenue. Bear right onto Columbus. This becomes 9th Avenue at 59th Street. Stay on 9th Avenue to 34th Street. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.
12' 6" and under
- From Long Island–Route 495 (Long Island Expressway): To Queens Midtown Tunnel. Take southbound or downtown exit to 34th Street and turn right. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.
From Staten Island and Brooklyn
- From the Verrazanno Narrows Bridge, take the Gowanus Expressway to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.
Over 12' 6"
- Manhattan Bridge: Follow westbound signs to 11th Avenue.
New Jersey Approach
- See directions from George Washington Bridge.
Please keep in mind that the public transportation fare is $2.25. The subways accept MetroCards. Buses accept MetroCards and exact change fares. With MetroCards you can transfer from subway to bus and bus to subway for one fare. MetroCards are available at local stores.
The following trains stop at 34th Street/Penn Station:
- New Jersey Transit
- The Long Island Rail Road
- 8th Avenue Subway:
- 7th Avenue Subway:
- 6th Avenue Subway:
The following trains stop at 42nd Street/Times Square (Broadway):
- 8th Avenue:
- 7th Avenue:
- 6th Avenue:
The following trains stop at Grand Central Station at 42nd Street at Lexington
- Lexington Avenue Subway:
- Metro North Railroad
For further information, call MTA Travel info: 718.330.1234.
- M34 cross town bus: Runs east/west on 34th Street. Stops on 11th Avenue outside the Javits Center and at Penn Station.
- M42 cross town bus: Runs east/west on 42nd street. Stops directly outside the Javits Center, Grand Central Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Public transportation by city bus or subway costs $2.25. The subways accept MetroCards. Buses accept MetroCards and exact change fares (no bills). With MetroCards you can transfer from subway to bus and bus to subway for one fare within a two hour period. MetroCards are available at the nearby stores, subway stations and the Hudson News stands located in the Javits Center. Log onto to www.mta.info/nyct/maps for downloadable maps of NYC subway and bus routes.
Other Transportation Options:
New Jersey Transit and other buses arrive at the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The M42 will bring you from there to the Javits Center.
The NY Waterway operates a ferry from Weehawken, NJ. In just 4 minutes the ferry takes you across the Hudson River to 39th Street and 12th Avenue, just one block from the Javits Center. Just park at the convenient lot adjacent to the ferry terminal in Weehawken and take a ferry which leaves every 10 - 15 minutes during peak hours. Call 1-800-53-FERRY for schedule and information or visit www.nywaterway.com.
- Metered Rate of Fare
- $3.00 upon entry
- $.40 for each additional unit
- $.40 per 60 seconds of waiting time
- $.50 night surcharge after 8:00 PM and prior to 6:00AM
- $1.00 Peak Hour Surcharge in effect 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday-Friday
- The unit of fare is One-fifth of a mile, when the taxicab is traveling at 6 miles per hour or more; or 120 seconds (at a rate of twenty cents per minute), when the taxicab is not in motion or is traveling at less than 6 miles per hour.
- Different variables such as heavy traffic and tolls should be taken into account in gauging the final cost of your trip.
- A cab ride between Grand Central, Penn Station or Port Authority to the Javits Center can cost anywhere from $7-15 depending on the traffic.
- Flat Fare from John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport:
- For trips between (to and from) Manhattan and JFK International Airport, the flat fare is $45.00 plus any tolls on the meter. Surcharges will not be added and there is no charge for luggage. If passengers request multiple stops, the flat rate of $45.00 will be collected at the first stop in either Manhattan or JFK International Airport, and the meter will be activated at the standard city rate for the remainder of the trip. The metered fare should be collected at the last stop, from the last passenger. All trips between JFK International Airport and New York City destinations other than Manhattan will use that standard metered rate.
Can I Walk To The Javits Center From Penn Station?
It is possible to walk from the subways in the Penn Station area to the Javits Center by heading west along 34th street to 11th Avenue. It's about a twenty-minute walk.
Where Is The Closest Parking Garage?
There is no on-site parking at the Javits Center. However, there are many parking garages in the vicinity. The average price for parking is between $30-$50 a day and is subject to change depending on the Center's activity. Check our site nearby parking garages and directions on how to get to the Center by car or truck.
If you have any questions make sure to call ahead.
- Advance, 249 West 43rd Street, 212.221.8902
- Astor Parking Corporation, 1515 Broadway at 44th Street, 212.869.3543
Central Parking System is the leading provider for parking services in the World. 20 convenient facilities located near the Javits Center. www.parking.com
- 485 10th avenue
- 433 West 37th street
- 453 West 35th street
- 550 West 37th street
- Convention Center- 551 W. 38th street
- 417 W. 35th street
- 447-9th avenue
- 490 11th avenue
- 521 9th avenue
- 346 W. 40th street
- Lincoln- 324 W. 34th street
- West 40th street
- 640 W. 42nd street, New York
- Penn Mark Garage- 304 W. 34th street
- Oil Market Garage- 575 11th avenue
- New York City Post Office- 360 W. 31st street
- Port Authority Bus Terminal- 628 8th avenue
- For rates and Hours of Operation call 800-836-6666.
Enterprise Parking System www.enterpriseparking.com
- 453 West 38th St.
- 404 West 37th St.
- 451 10th Ave.
- 444 10th Ave.
- 447 West 35th St.
Square Industries, 306 West 44th Street, 212.247.5807
Times Square Park, 220 West 41st Street, 212.730.1777
How Far Are The Closest Major Airports?
- Of the three major airports in the New York metropolitan area La Guardia Airport is the closest to midtown and the Javits Center.
- Travel time by taxi from the airports to midtown Manhattan varies by airport.
- Travel time from LaGuardia to midtown can take anywhere from 25-40 minutes.
- JFK can take anywhere from 45 minutes to over an hour and Newark40 to 60 minutes.
- There is a flat fare of $45 (tolls and tip extra) from JFK to Manhattan. The flat fee also applies to trips from Manhattan to JFK. No surcharges are added to these rates.
- If passengers request multiple stops, the flat rate of $45.00 will be collected at the first stop in either Manhattan or JFK International Airport, and the meter will be activated at the standard city rate for the remainder of the trip.
- The metered fare should be collected at the last stop, from the last passenger.
- All trips between JFK International Airport and New York City destinations other than Manhattan will use that standard metered rate.
- From LaGuardia Airport the fare is metered and can be anywhere from $28-$35, (tolls and tip extra).
- At Newark Airport the dispatcher hands the passenger a slip of paper with a flat fare ranging from $38-$45 (toll and tip extra) depending on the destination in Manhattan.
- Javits' official transportation partner, Golden Touch Transportation Services, can arrange shuttle services to and from the airports as well as transportation by private or shared limousine. Located at the taxi-drop off on the Concourse level Golden Touch can also be reached by phone at (866) 406-5342 ext. 1, e-mail: email@example.com or on-line at: www.goldentouchtransportation.com
- For complete transportation information including how to get to Manhattan by public transportation from all three airports, including the JFK AirTrain, log onto the NY/NJ Port Authority at: www.panynj.gov.
Javits Center Floor Plan
Floor Plan with locations.
26 The 4E Terrace Lounge
27 Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge
20 Food Court
Go Gourmet, Taste of the East, Freshens Frozen Yogurt, Juice Bar, and Westside Deli/Pick It salads
21 Concierge Desk
Restaurant reservations, building information and hotel reservations
22 Chase ATM
23 FedEx Office Print Center
24 Hudson News
25 "Subway Car"
Breakfast sandwiches, muffins, coffee, burgers, fries, hotd ogs chicken sandwiches, salads, beverages and snacks
7/8 FedEx Office (private office rentals)
11 Super Shuttle/Golden Touch Transportation Center
Car service and shuttle to airport
12 Shoe Shine
13 Hudson News
14 36th Street Coffee Shop
15 Concierge Desk
16 Show Shuttle Bus Stop
17 39th Street Coffee Shop
18 Taxi Stand
19 Hudson News
1 First Aid
2 Food Court
Grazie Italiano, made-to-order sandwiches, Taste of the East, Mexican food stand
Concessions: Divine to Go Kosher Foods, Big George's Smokehouse, Grazie Italiano Pizza & Panini Express and Westside Deli
3, 4 Permanent Coat Check
5 Chase ATM
6 Vending Machines
(Open on event move-in/out days)