This year’s GRA Policy Conference will be held from July 25 to 28 in New York City. Like last year, the conference will be housed in a central hotel, the Affinia Shelburne, and sessions will be held at another site, the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.
The Affinia Shelburne Hotel is centrally located (303 Lexington Avenue at 37th Street) and is only a few blocks from the CUNY Graduate Center. GRA was able to negotiate a tremendous room rate, $189 a night for single or double occupancy and plane fares to New York’s LaGuardia or Kennedy airports tend to be fairly reasonable. So watch this space for more details and mark your calendars for July 25 to 28 and join GRA in NYC.
The agenda offers in depth discussion on many topics we are dealing with in our own state and local government research.
The conference will offer opportunities to attend a baseball game (the Yankees will be hosting the Royals in an afternoon affair on Sunday July 25); and there will be plenty of opportunities to check out attractions such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Cloisters or many others. Further from the beaten path, consider the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, devoted to the immigrant experience, or the Museum of Sex, devoted to, well, sex. Bring the kids and visit the Bronx Zoo and the Statue of Liberty or take the Staten Island Ferry. And the King Tut exhibit returns to New York all summer at Discovery Times Square Exposition.