Statue of Liberty
|The conference will take place in New York
City, in midtown Manhattan, at the New York
Marriot Marquis Hotel.
The Marriot Marquis is one of the premier hotels in the city. Rated 4 diamonds by AAA, the hotel has 1,877 rooms, seven restaurants (including two in a rooftop revolving area), a huge lounge, four floors of conference facilities, and a Broadway Theater. The hotel is located right at the Times Square, at 1535 Broadway - the intersection of Broadway and 46th street. It is within walking distance of thirty Broadway theaters, Fifth Avenue, Lincoln Center, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Museum of Modern Art. The VLDB sessions will be held on the 5th floor. A few small rooms on 4th floor will also be available for smaller meetings. The welcome reception will be in the rooftop revolving area.
New York City is the international mecca of everything from high-powered businesses including the financial, advertising, publishing, and media worlds, to the grand stage of culture and the allure of American fashion. America's largest city, it is teeming, busy, and always rushing. It is the city that most foreigners have in mind when they think of America -- with attractions like the Empire State Building, the World Trade center, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Plaza, the United Nations headquarters, the Greenwich Village, and of course the Broadway shows.
The New York metropolitan area houses 18 million people, and spans three states -- New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The city area boasts of a unique international diversity -- with areas like Little Italy, Little India, and Chinatown. Despite a population density of 23,320 people per square mile, more than 17 percent of the total land area of New York City is devoted to parks and playgrounds. World renowned museums, art galleries, theaters, two wildlife refuges, and a bird sanctuary coexist in this 314 square mile city.
New York City is the world's most accessible city, with more than one million flights arriving and departing from the city's three airports. Local transportation is provided by a fast and efficient network of subways, supplemented by nearly 12,000 licensed tax cabs. Horse drawn carriages and double-decker buses provide an eclectic view of the world.
New York in August is typically hotwith average daily highs around 85 degrees F (29 degrees C), and overnight lows around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C). Most days are sunny and often humid, but also come prepared for the possibility of occasional rain.
The New York Metro area is home to these leading universities:
and to five of the nations leading research laboratories:
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