Practical Information

Building Information

The Center for Computational Astrophysics (CCA) located at 162 5th Avenue, is hosting the Dynamics Summer School, June 28th, 2021 through August 13th, 2021. The entrance to the Flatiron Institute is on 21st Street.

We will be at Math for America located at 915 Broadway for the majority of the summer school and occasionally have meetings at CCA.

We will be having catered breakfast served everyday for the first week (starting the week of July 6). See the schedule for more information.

A Welcome Reception will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at 17:00 on the 12th Floor Rooftop of the Flatiron Institute (162 5th Ave).

Please check in with security upon entering either building: You will need to show your ID and your completed Health Attestation Form each day prior to arriving at the office. Please complete the correct health attestation form via the ReturnSafe App.

As of July 1, 2021, proof of COVID vaccination will be required to enter Flatiron Institute and Simons Foundation offices. This applies to employees, visiting scientists, and all visitors. We want to be sure that we have a safe environment for everyone who enters our facilities.


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Restaurant / Food / Drink Recommendations

Sightseeing Recommendations

  • Highline

  • Fotografiska museum

  • Staten Island Ferry (free and nice views of lower Manhattan)

  • IKEA ferry to explore Red Hook from Pier 11 Wall Street

  • Ferry to Rockaway Beach from Pier 11 Wall Street (

  • Domino Park in Williamsburg for Roberta’s pizza, tacos, Other Half Brewery, and much more!

  • Chelsea Market (food and shops)

  • Citibike bike rentals (all over the city! ride in Central park / along the Hudson greenway, etc.)

  • The Frick collection

  • The Little Island (park)

  • Coney Island (beach and boardwalk)