New York Javits Convention Center was built in 1985. It is spread over 675,000 square feet area. Local residents usually called it as The Marketplace of the World. It is located on the entire block between 34th and 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan. It was ranked as the largest convention center in New York City until 1986. The architecture design was designed by an architect names I.M. Pet. The name of the convention center is derived from the late New York senator who died in the same year the convention center was built.
There are some interesting facts that are associated with the convention center. It is estimated that over 3,000,000 people visit this place every year. Convention Center can accommodate over 85,000 people in six events at one time. It has a glass lobby located the height of 150 feet, known as Crystal Palace. There is an auditorium as well which can accommodate 2,500 people.
Tips about the Center
The best to reach the convention center is through subway trains or taxi cabs. However, it is possible to walk to the center as it is located at a walking distance to the shops and hotels.
For the visitors' convenience, a concierge center is working at the center. It will provide you all sort of help in make transportation reservation, travel aids, tourism in New York City and restaurants.
Shows Hosted at the Javits Center
The American International Toy Fair
This exhibition contains a large variety of toys from different countries. You can explore over 1500 toys which are placed here from different countries. These toys mostly contain the latest dolls, bicycles and games.
Book Expo America
As the name suggest, in this exhibition you will get a chance to explore a lot of books. This exhibition is very popular among the librarians, editors, book publishers and even in students.
The New York National Boat Show
Every year many people visit this exhibition to get to know about latest boats in the market. This exhibition also offers a workshop where people learn about the latest developments in the boat making industry.
The New York International Auto Show
Those who are interested in automobile industry and in new car models and makes definitely like to visit this exhibition every year. This exhibition will help you explore the new entries in the automobile industry. Here you will come across different cars, jeeps, sedans and convertibles.
Javits Center NYC
Javits Convention Center is a great place to visit. It remains open for the visitors from 9am to 5:30pm. The easiest way to reach there is through the taxi cabs or subway trains. Convention Center doesn't have its own car parking. You have to spend $30-$50 on parking ticket at Javits Center.
Javits Center also provides services for disables such as sidewalk ramps and automatic doors. A limited number of wheelchairs are also available in the center but they are provided on first come first serve basis.