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The Academy is located at 111 Franklin Street, between Church Street and West Broadway in the lower Manhattan historic district of TriBeCa, once a commercial area and the city's primary distribution center for textiles and dry goods. TriBeCa's warehouses and lofts, many designed by notable architects, were renovated beginning in the 1970s and proved especially appealing to artists and small businesses. TriBeCa and its neighboring districts, SoHo and Chelsea, are noted for their restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums and large population of artists; TriBeCa hosts its own annual film festival and an annual tour of artists' studios. Also nearby are New York's Chinatown and the cluster of municipal buildings that includes Federal Plaza and City Hall.
New York City's numerous world-class museums, essential resources for artists, are not far from the Academy and easily accessible by public transportation from the Academy. They include the Asia Society, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Chelsea Art Museum, Dahesh Museum, Museo del Barrio, Frick Collection, Hispanic Society of America, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Morgan Library and Museum, Museum of Arts & Design, Museum of Modern Art, Neue Galerie New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem and Whitney Museum of American Art.
The New York Academy of Art can be reached via the Broadway-Seventh Avenue Local subway (Number 1/9), which stops at the Franklin Street station, half a block from the Academy. Other subway lines have stops that leave passengers at Canal Street, a short distance from the building (Eighth Avenue A/C/E, Lexington Avenue Local Number 6, Broadway Local N/R and Q/W, and Local J/M/Z). New Jersey commuters can use the nearby World Trade Center station of the PATH train. Buses to all city locales can be boarded only minutes from the school door. To view map please click the image above.