VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Manhattan VA Medical Center
The Manhattan VA Medical Center is on the East River in the heart of New York City's healthcare community on 1st Avenue at East 23rd Street. Adjacent to NYU Medical Center, Bellevue and Waterside, the VA hospital's main entrance fronts 23rd Street and is easily accessible by public transportation and automobile. View printable directions
By Subway: The IRT "N" and "R" trains stop at 23rd Street and Broadway. The "1" and "9" trains stop at 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.The "6" train stops at 23rd Street and Park Avenue South. Take the "L" train to 14th Street. Exit at the 18th Street exit and walk five blocks to the hospital.
By Bus: The M16 stops directly across from the hospital on 23rd Street. This bus can be boarded by Penn Station near the corner of 34th Street & 8th Avenue and 34th Street & 7th Avenue. The M15 picks up and drops off at the intersection of 23rd Street and 1st Avenue. The M23 stops at 1st Avenue and 23rd Street. The Command Bus from Brooklyn stops at 23rd Street and 1st Avenue.
By Car From Newark Airport: Take US 1/9 North to the Pulaski Skyway to the Holland Tunnel. Proceed to the Alternate Canal Street exit (3rd right) and make a left at the 2nd light at 6th Avenue. Turn right on Houston Street, then left on 1st Avenue and right on 23rd Street.
By Car From the George Washington Bridge: Take the Cross Bronx Expressway to the Major Deegan Expressway (Rt 87) South to the FDR Drive South. Exit at 23rd Street. During construction, however, you are forced to drive onto 25th Street, so make an immediate left on Asser Levy Place to 23rd Street. The hospital is on the right.
From Long Island
Take the Long Island Expressway (LIE) (I-495) West to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Follow the signs to Downtown. Make a right on 2nd Avenue. Proceed to 23rd Street and make a left. Hospital entrance is on the left.
From JFK Airport
Take the Van Wyck Expressway to the Long Island Expressway (LIE) West and proceed to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Follow the signs to Downtown. Make a right on 2nd Avenue. Proceed to 23rd Street and make a left. Hospital entrance is on the left.
Take the Belt Parkway West. Pass the Verrazano Bridge and continue on 278 (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway or BQE). Take the Manhattan Bridge to the FDR Drive North. Exit at 23rd Street. Hospital is on the right.
Because parking is limited at the Manhattan VA Medical Center, taking public transportation is recommended. There are, however, a small number of spaces available for cars with handicapped stickers. There are public parking garages on 23rd Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues and on 1st Avenue which also serve Bellevue and NYU.