Getting to New York
New York is accessible by many different modes of transportation. Here are the ones we recommend.
New York City is accessible by JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark (New Jersey) airports. We recommend taking a cab from the airport since it's a flat rate of $52 to Manhattan. You can also take the subway from JFK to Chelsea on the A/C line for $7.75.
Pro Tips: Follow the signs at the airport for the cab line. Do NOT take any "cab" that isn't in the cab line; scammers try and trick tourists into taking non-legitimate cabs.
Amtrak is the best way to get to New York from DC, Baltimore, and Boston. Amtrak and Jersey Transit trains go to Penn Station, which is a quick walk, cab ride, or subway ride to Chelsea. Metro North and LIRR go to Grand Central, which is also a quick cab ride to Chelsea.
Pro Tips: Buy your ticket well in advance for the best rates.
If you drive to New York, check with your hotel about their rates for parking. Parking can be very expensive in New York and we recommend using public transit to get around the city during your stay.
Pro Tips: View parking options near Gallow Green
If you're coming from New Jersey, take the PATH train to 9th Street, then exit and get on the A/C/E at West 4th Street.
Bolt Bus is the cheapest way to get to New York from DC, Baltimore, and Boston. Bolt Bus drops you off in Hudson Yards, at 33rd and 11th Avenue. It's a short walk from there to the 7 train and near the A/C/E/1/2/3 trains at Penn Station.
Pro Tips: If you register for an account, you're always in Group A for boarding.
Getting to the venue
Gallow Green is the rooftop restaurant of the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More. It's located at 542 W 27th Street (see map) in between 10th and 11th Avenues. When you arrive, you'll be greeted by Gallow Green employees who will escort you to the rooftop via elevator.
The ceremony will start at 11:00am. Please arrive between 10:40am and 11:00am.
A cab is going to be the easiest way to get to the event. Tell your cab driver the address (542 W 27th), or ask to be taken to 27th Street in between 10th and 11th Avenues.
The closest subway stop is the 23rd Street C/E station, at 23rd and 8th. Note that the A train is express and does not stop at 23rd Street. Once exiting, it's a 10 minute walk to the venue.
What to do
Here are some of our favorite places on the west side near Chelsea, all walking distance from the venue and hotels. See this list on Foursquare.
(If you're staying in Bed-Stuy or Crown Heights, view our neighborhood favorites)
Westville Chelsea (American, veggie friendly)
18th Street and 8th Ave
Meatball Shop (Italian, veggie friendly)
Greenwich Ave and Perry Street
Dos Caminos (upscale Mexican)
14th Street and 9th Ave
Chop Shop (Asian)
25th Street and 10th Ave
19th Street and Broadway
22nd Street and 8th Ave
Things to do
Madison Square Park (a park next to the iconic Flatiron building)
20th Street and 5th Ave
Whitney Museum of Art (a modern art museum with great views)
Gansevoort Street and 10th Ave
Chelsea Market (indoor market with food and shopping)
15th Street and 9th Ave
Highline (raised outdoor park)
Entrances from Gansevoort to 34th Streets at 10th Ave
Printed Matter (quirky art bookstore)
26th Street and 11th Ave
Union Square Greenmarket (outdoor farmers market in a park)
17th Street and Broadway
Strand Bookstore (a legendary New York bookstore)
12th Street and Broadway
5th Avenue shopping (any store you'd ever want or need)
From 14th Street up to 59th along 5th Ave
Sleep No More (immersive theatre show in the same building as the wedding, advance tickets needed)
27th Street and 10th Ave
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Ronin and Jessica met on October 9, 2012. It was the opening party for Brooklyn Beta, a design conference, and there was an open bar happy hour at Clover Club in Cobble Hill (thanks, MailChimp!). Jessica was there with her friend Erin, enjoying the free drinks, even though neither of them were going to the conference. Ronin was there with his friend Colin, who was about to move to California.
Jessica and Erin were sitting at the bar when the guy next to Jessica, Colin, recognized her. It turns out that Colin and Jessica were next door neighbors in Brooklyn Heights, above the Five Guys. Ronin and Jessica also learned that they had mutual friends; Jessica’s coworker went to MICA and was friends with Ronin.
Over the next two years, Jessica and Ronin would run into each other at birthday parties and events, making the most insignificant yet memorable small talk. They became friends on Foursquare and followed each other on Twitter.
On January 11th, 2015, Ronin came across Jessica on OkCupid and messaged her “lol hi”. Shortly after, they went on their first date to Larry Lawrence in Williamsburg, followed by a late-night bagel at Bagelsmith. On June 24, 2017, Ronin took Jessica on this exact date (along with some of their closest friends), and proposed outside of the bagel shop.