United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, N.Y. 11024
Kings Point, N.Y. 11024
From Points South and West: Either I-95 (the New Jersey Turnpike) North or I-80 East to the George Washington Bridge. Continue straight and follow signs for the Cross Bronx Expressway (DO NOT exit in Manhattan). Take the Cross Bronx Expressway, and follow signs to either the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge or the Throgs Neck Bridge. Take either Bridge. (See bridge directions "3" or "4" below).
From New England and Points North: I-95 (the New England Thruway) South to Exit 7A in New York (bearing left to I-695) to the Throgs Neck Bridge. (See bridge directions "3" below).
From the Throgs Neck Bridge: Bear right while crossing the bridge, and take the exit on the right for the Cross Island Parkway. Take the Cross Island Parkway to Exit 31E (Northern Boulevard, Route 25A). (See directions "6" below).
From the Bronx Whitestone Bridge: Bear left while crossing the bridge, and take the exit on the left at the end of the bridge onto the Cross Island Parkway. Take the Cross Island Parkway to Exit 31E (Northern Boulevard, Route 25A). (See directions "6" below).
From Manhattan: Take 34th Street East (towards Second Avenue) to the Queens Midtown Tunnel. Upon exiting the Tunnel and paying the toll, proceed straight ahead onto the Long Island Expressway (I-495 East). Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 32 (Little Neck Parkway). Make a left (heading North) onto Little Neck Parkway for approximately 3/4- mile, to Northern Boulevard. Turn right onto Northern Boulevard, Route 25A.
From Northern Boulevard, Route 25A: Proceed East (1.4 miles from the Cross Island Parkway; .3 mile from Little Neck Parkway) through the village of Little Neck and several traffic lights to the intersection with Great Neck Road. There is a four-story, brown office building on the left, and two (2) left turn lanes at this intersection. You should be in one of the two left turn lanes. Proceed left (North) on Great Neck Road, and continue straight (always bearing left, even when the roads fork off to the right). Continue North, as the road changes names to Bayview Avenue and then to West Shore Road (the distance you will travel on this road is about 2.5 miles). At end of West Shore Road (a STOP Sign), turn right onto Kings Point Road. Proceed to the next stop sign and make a left onto Steamboat Road. The Academy entrance/main gate is one block ahead.