City of New York Department of Correction

Facility Locations

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Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC)
18-18 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC) Formerly known as CIFM
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC)
15-15 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

George R. Vierno Center (GRVC)
09-09 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

James A. Thomas Center (JATC)
14-14 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  1137

North Infirmary Command (NIC)
15-00 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

Otis Bantum Correctional Center (OBCC)
16-00 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

Robert N. Davoren Complex (RNDC)
11-11 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC)
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370

West Facility (WF)
16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY  11370


By Bus:  Take either the MTA Q101 or Q100 to Rikers Island. The Q101 originates in Manhattan, at East 59th Street and Second Avenue. It will take you to Hazen Street and 19th Avenue in Queens, which is the entrance to Rikers Island. You will have to transfer here to the Q100 bus to travel over the Rikers Island Bridge to the Rikers Island Visit Center.

The Q100 originates in Long Island City at 28th Street and Bridge Plaza South (Queens Plaza) and continues to the Rikers Island Visit Center. Consult the MTA for schedules.

By Car:  Parking is very limited.  Public transportation is best option.  From the Bronx or Manhattan, take the Triboro Bridge to Queens eastbound along the Grand Central Parkway. Exit at Astoria Boulevard, bear left and go straight on 23rd Avenue (just after Grand Central Parkway entrance ramp) to 82nd Street. Left on 82nd Street to 81st Street. Right on 81st Street (name changes to 19th Avenue) to the first traffic light. This is Hazen Street. Right on Hazen to Rikers Island parking lot.

Note: After exiting at Astoria Boulevard, all distances traveling thereafter are very short.

From Brooklyn or Staten Island, take the BQE toward Queens and follow directions above for traveling on Astoria Boulevard.

Where is Rikers Island on the Map?


Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward (BHPW)
462 1st Avenue
New York, NY  10016

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Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)
275 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11201

Public Transportation- Take 2 or 3 to Hoyt Street. 4 or 5 to Borough Hall A, C, G to Hoyt Schermerhorn or N or R trains to Jay Street Metro Tech.

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Elmhurst Hospital Prison Ward (EHPW)
79-01 Broadway
Queens, NY  11370

Public Transportation-Take 7 train to 74 Street and Broadway or E, M or R trains to Elmhurst Avenue.

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Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC)
125 White Street
New York, NY  10013

Public Transportation-Take 6, N, Q, R, J, or Z trains to Canal Street.

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Queens Detention Complex (QDC)
126-01 82nd Street
Kew Gardens, NY  11415

Public Transportation-Take E or F train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike or the LIRR to Kew Gardens.

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Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC)
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY  10474

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Correction Academy

Rentar Plaza
66-26 Metropolitan Ave.
Middle Village

Public Transportation- Take the J train to Mrytle Avenue transfer to the M train and take the M to Middle Village- Metropolitan Avenue.  Once you are off the train head East.

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Bulova Building- DOC Headquarters

75-20 Astoria Blvd.

East Elmhurst, N.Y. 11370

Public Transportation- Take the E Train to Jackson Heights, walkt to Victor Moore terminal and catch the Q45 bus toward La Guardia airport.  Get off at 77st/25th ave and walk to the Bulova building.

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