Jacob Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

Jacob K. Javits Center is New York City's largest and busiest convention center located on West 34th Street on Manhattan's west side. Designed by I.M. Pei and partners and built in 1986, it is named for New York United States Senator Jacob Javits, wh... more

Jacob K. Javits Center is New York City's largest and busiest convention center located on West 34th Street on Manhattan's west side. Designed by I.M. Pei and partners and built in 1986, it is named for New York United States Senator Jacob Javits, who served in the U.S. from 1957—1981, and is operated and maintained by the New York City Convention Center Operating Corporation. Each year the 675,000 sq. ft. Javits Center hosts dozens of major fairs, tradeshows, and conventions, bringing together thousands of companies, trade organizations, retailers, and other business professionals from all over the globe. Events such as The International Boat Show, the East Coast MACWorld Expo, The New York International Art Expo, and The National Retail Federation Trade Show, among others take place here every year featuring the latest technologies, products, and developments in a wide spectrum of industries and cultural areas. From corporate meetings to product launches to entertainment events the Jacob Javits Center can accommodate groups as small as 10 people and as large as 3000. With 100 meeting rooms, a theater hall and three unique special event venues the NYCCCO can meet virtually ... more

Jacob K. Javits Center is New York City's largest and busiest convention center located on West 34th Street on Manhattan's west side. Designed by I.M. Pei and partners and built in 1986, it is named for New York United States Senator Jacob Javits, who served in the U.S. from 1957—1981, and is operated and maintained by the New York City Convention Center Operating Corporation.

Each year the 675,000 sq. ft. Javits Center hosts dozens of major fairs, tradeshows, and conventions, bringing together thousands of companies, trade organizations, retailers, and other business professionals from all over the globe. Events such as The International Boat Show, the East Coast MACWorld Expo, The New York International Art Expo, and The National Retail Federation Trade Show, among others take place here every year featuring the latest technologies, products, and developments in a wide spectrum of industries and cultural areas.

From corporate meetings to product launches to entertainment events the Jacob Javits Center can accommodate groups as small as 10 people and as large as 3000. With 100 meeting rooms, a theater hall and three unique special event venues the NYCCCO can meet virtually any event requirements. In addition it is important to note that the Jacob Javits Center's revolutionary space frame structure is a New York City tourist attraction in and of itself and well worth visiting during a stay in the city.


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Jacob Javits Convention Center is located in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan. Known as "Clinton" by the municipal government and devotees of former mayor DeWitt Clinton and as "Hell's Kitchen" by Daredevil and everyone else, this area of Midtown West is currently experiencing rapid (re)development. Spanning roughly from West 34th to 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River, it still has a rough-and-tumble character when compared with other more defined neighborhoods in Manhattan. Once a bastion of poor and working-class Irish Americans, over the last decade the neighborhood has undergone tremendous gentrification as a result of its proximity to Midtown's many office buildings. Long-time residents, many of whom enjoyed reasonable rents and decent-sized apartments, are finding that conversion of rent-controlled and -stabilized apartments, coupled with the general building boom and strong economy, brought quick change to this formerly sleepy area. Given the strange, even Byzantine zoning regulations in New York, it’s not unusual to see a tiny brownstone, a remnant of another era, adjacent to or near a brand-new high-rise rental or condominium building. While the wholesome new Theater District has resulted in lower crime rates and decreased the area’s quality-of-life problems such as prostitution, urban transformation for some means a loss of the gritty qualities of this neighborhood for others.

While you'll find thousands of new apartments in Hell's Kitchen west of Ninth Avenue, you'll also find dozens of eclectic and interesting restaurants to boot. Some of our favorites include the terrific Daisy May's BBQ on Eleventh Avenue; the German cuisine of Hallo Berlin and nearby Queen of Sheba featuring great Ethiopian cuisine on Tenth Avenue; French patisserie La Bergamote on West 42nd Street; Bali Nusa Indah on Ninth Avenue has intriguing Indonesian dishes; the Film Center Café for high-powered American diner-style dishes; and the many Thai places dotting Ninth Avenue too numerous to mention.

Hotels in Hell's Kitchen include a number of budget places the further west you go such as The 414 Hotel and the Skyline. While there are dozens of hotels on Eighth Avenue and throughout the Theater District on Eighth Avenue and Broadway, Hell's Kitchen enjoys a somewhat more relaxed pace than the frenetic hubbub you'll find just two avenues further east.

Check out the neighborhood's weekly Chelsea-Clinton News, a great local publication that’s been around longer than the former U.S. President’s daughter!

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655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 216-2000
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