NEW YORK CITY 2005
FIRST Robotics Competition
Riverbank State Park –
145th Street and Riverside Drive
New York, New York
** By bus:. From Manhattan - M11 Bus directly into the park.
From Bronx - Cross-town BX19 to Riverbank
** By subway: Westside IRT #9 (skip service) to 145th Street. Walk one block
west. the (1) train stops at 145th St on Saturdays. The (9) skip-stop train
operates only during weekday rush hours. At all other times, the (1) train
makes all stops along the line
** By car: Take Henry Hudson Parkway South, bear left and exit at Riverside Drive,
continue South on Riverside Drive to 145th Street, turn right to enter the park.
PASSENGER CARS AND VANS -- you be permitted to enter the park, go to the
unloading zone where you may discharge passengers and you will be given a
parking permit and directions to the parking lot underneath the park, reserved for
FIRST Competition participant car parking.
PARKING – The Parking lot is located underneath the facilities, and the entrance is
NOT through Riverside Drive, but through 12th Ave. – To get to the parking lot,
you'll have to go back out on to the streets, follow the directions in the map the Park
Rangers will give you carefully - we do mean carefully –they are not that easy to
follow. Assuming you find your way to the lot (a little dark humor there), park your
car, take the elevator or and walk back to the gym, or take any of the FIRST shuttle
vans to get back to the site. THIS WILL TAKE SOME TIME - perhaps as much as 15