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“Javits needs more concourse restrooms”

Jacob Javits Convention Center
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Ranked #170 of 1,115 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Clean and interesting convention center. Eat or drink before you arrive or carry along, prices are a little ridiculous.

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

The Jacob Javits Center held the graduation for students from a nearby College and it was easy for us to take the New Jersy Ferry which docks about one block away. The Center was clean and seemed well organized. There were approximately 3,000 people at the event. The seating was arranged well and the sound system and large screen jumbo TVs helped everyone see the stage activities. .

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Went to the International Beauty Show. This was a good location for the event....very large....lots of people. My only issue was the expense of food $4.40 for a Hot Dog and $13 for a sandwich. My advise would be bring your own food is nothing special. Also the bathrooms, it was a "beauty show" lots of women not enough bathrooms. Was constantly waiting on lines. The show itself was great.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have been doing trade shows for over 31 years that I have been in business and travel around the world to exhibit or attend as a buyer many trade shows annually. Being NY based you would think I'd relish the ease of attending a show that is an hour from my home. NOT the case. The Javits Center, which was and is being expanded, is a great building albeit not that convenient nor in a great area for other diversions, is the result of poor planning. There is, and has never been, ANY parking onsite. The center relies on the small independent parking lots that are within several blocks of the facility. These lots are generally small, unprofessional and set rates as high as 60.00+ for a day of parking. That is WHEN you can get parking.Yesterday (Sunday) I was scheduled to attend the IBS show and got into the city at around 12 noon. Unfortunately, by 1:30 of circling and weaving through the local construction and torrential rain there were NO parking garages within 1/2 a mile that had any vacancies. This is ridiculous for any convention center, anywhere! By 2 we decided not to park a distance away and try to catch a taxi as the congestion was just not worth it. Twitter was blowing up with people having the same problem (my daughter who was with me thought to check Twitter). I didn't need to check it to know that this convention center has inadequate amenities and one can only imagine the wheeling and dealing that went on when they built it. Best of all, and this is typical bureacracy ... Gov. of NY announced recently that he wants Javits dismantled and a brand new convention center built in Queens at the racetrack!! I understand the preliminary approvals have been given. How amazing is this...they are STILL building onto the Javits Center in NYC and will bulldoze it in a few years and open up in Queens! This is why people get so frustrated with government and their planning, or lack of. Me, I am leaving for a show in California at the end of the week -- the LA Convention center -- parking right at the center - like almost every center has!

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Reviewed April 21, 2012

I was happy when Javits was built, in blighted area of west side Manhattan, home of the perpetual night walkers and unlit streets. It brought new healthy purpose and hygiene to an almost forgotten part of town. And while the area got cleaned up significantly, the Convention center remained somewhat aloof, almost artificially separated from the rest of town by lines of empty space, alternating with warehouses, and away from the ever pulsating heart of the city, the NY Subway. Buses would travel at snail pace through 34 street, and would take hours to get there, braving the famous city traffic. The place remained somewhat inaccessible and a remote glass & steel citadel, that was not quite representative of the famous host city. Javits is getting a face lift. An extension of the 7 subway line is being built and will be completed in the next couple of years, courtesy of tireless efforts of the most progressive and visionary mayor the city saw in decades, Michael Bloomberg. The yearly car show is the annual event that brings all self-respecting New Yorkers to the Javits, for a glimpse at the futuristic prototype models, and the next generation of cars to hit the market. The place appears vast from outside, yet seems cozy and user friendly on the inside. Lots of places to grab a bite or get a non-alcoholic drink, lots of relatively clean rest rooms. It has become a staple of the city, even as some may wish to demolish it and replace it with condos and rentals. I believe it deserves to stay, and let the city come closer and finally embrace it.

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