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Directions to
Dignity/New Brunswick
(i.e. the Friends (Quaker) Meeting House)
 
Contents:
1) From points north or south (via the Turnpike)
2) From points south (via the Parkway and Rte. 18)
3) From points north (via the Parkway and Rte. 1)
4) From points northwest (via I-287 and River Rd.)
5) From the Plainfield Area (wherever that is)
 
 
1) From points north or south (via the Turnpike)
Take the New Jersey Turnpike and get off at exit 9 (New Brunswick)
 
Past the toll booths, keep to the right and follow signs for Route 18 North.
(at this point you're only 5 - 10 minutes away)
 
Once on Route 18, get eventually into one of the two leftmost lanes.  Very shortly (within a quarter of a mile) the two rightmost lanes will become exit only for Route 1 North, which you want to avoid.
 
Cross over Route 1; immediately past Route 1, you'll come to a stop light (Paulus Blvd.)  Go "straight" through this light.
 
Just past Paulus Blvd, Rte 18 splits into "express" lanes (on the left) and "local" lanes (on the right).  Keep right and take the local lanes.  As soon as you get onto the local lanes you will want to take the first exit, which comes up very quickly ON THE LEFT.   The signs will say "Cook/Douglass Campus" and "Rte 172".  The exit ramp will take you uphill to a light (currently a blinking red light, but eventually will be a regular traffic light).  Turn left at the light.
 
The road will take you over Rte 18, and bring you to the first light (Gibbons Ct., which is for entrance to various Rutgers' buildings).  Go "straight" through this light. The road will make a right turn and bring you to the second light (Nichol Avenue).
 
Turn left onto Nichol Avenue.
 
The Friends Meeting House is on 109 Nichol Avenue--on the Corner of Nichol Avenue and Hale Street.  Counting from George Street, Hale is the fifth cross street on the right (Rutgers is on the left so the streets are completely different).  Right before you reach Hale Street (on the right) you'll see the Meeting House with a large wooden deck with wheel chair ramps attached to the side of the Meeting House)
 
Park on Hale or one of the other side streets, but not on Nichol Ave.  The signs will say "Resident Parking Only" but it only applies before 5pm.  There won't be any problem as long as you don't block someone's driveway or something.  (The driveway at the Friends Meeting House is strictly for tenants (the house has three apartments as well as the Meeting space).)
 
Enter the building through the door off of that large wooden deck.  Meetings usually start at 7:30pm, but there's usually someone there setting up around 7pm.
 
 
2) From points south (via the Parkway and Rte. 18)
If Travelling north on the Garden State Parkway, exit Parkway at exit 105.  Follow signs and get onto Route 18 North.
 
Go approximately 26 miles on Route 18, through Old Bridge and East Brunswick.
 
Eventually you will pass the entrance to the New Jersey Turnpike.  At that point you are about five minutes away from your destination.
 
Once past the Turnpike, make sure you are in one of the two leftmost lanes.  Very shortly (within a quarter of a mile) the two rightmost lanes will become exit only for Route 1 North, which you want to avoid.
 
Cross over Route 1; immediately past Route 1, you'll come to a stop light (Paulus Blvd.)  Go "straight" through this light.
 
Just past Paulus Blvd, Rte 18 splits into "express" lanes (on the left) and "local" lanes (on the right).  Keep right and take the local lanes.  As soon as you get onto the local lanes you will want to take the first exit, which comes up very quickly ON THE LEFT.   The signs will say "Cook/Douglass Campus" and "Rte 172".  The exit ramp will take you uphill to a light (currently a blinking red light, but eventually will be a regular traffic light).  Turn left at the light.
 
The ramp will take you over Rte 18, and bring you to the first light (Gibbons Ct., which is for entrance to various Rutgers' buildings).  Go "straight" through this light. The road will make a hard right turn and bring you to the second light (Nichol Avenue).
 
Turn left onto Nichol Avenue.
 
The Friends Meeting House is on 109 Nichol Avenue--on the Corner of Nichol and Hale.  Counting from George Street, Hale is the fifth cross street on the right (Rutgers is on the left so the streets are completely different).  Right before you reach Hale Street (on the right) you'll see the Meeting House with a large wooden deck with wheel chair ramps attached to the side of the Meeting House)
 
Park on Hale or one of the other side streets, but not on Nichol Ave.  The signs will say "Resident Parking Only" but it only applies before 5pm.  There won't be any problem as long as you don't block someone's driveway or something.  (The driveway at the Friends Meeting House is strictly for tenants (the house has three apartments as well as the Meeting space).)
 
Enter the building through the door off of that large wooden deck.  Meetings usually start at 7:30pm, but there's usually someone there setting up around 7pm.
 
 
3) From points north (via the Parkway and Rte. 1)
If your heading south from North Jersey, get off Parkway at exit 130, following signs for US Route 1 south. 
 
Follow Route 1 South through Edison for about 6 miles.  Eventually you'll cross a very large bridge over the Raritan River.  (At that point you're about five minutes from your destination.)
 
Take the first exit after the bridge to get onto Route 18 North.  When the ramp connects with Rte. 18 you'll have the choice of going straight onto Rte. 18 (which you want to do--no merge is necessary to get onto Route 18) or immediately exiting again (which you don't want to do).
 
On Route 18 north, almost immediately, you'll come to a light (at Paulus Blvd.)  Go "straight" through this light.
 
Just past Paulus Blvd, Rte 18 splits into "express" lanes (on the left) and "local" lanes (on the right).  Keep right and take the local lanes.  As soon as you get onto the local lanes you will want to take the first exit, which comes up very quickly ON THE LEFT.   The signs will say "Cook/Douglass Campus" and "Rte 172".  The exit ramp will take you uphill to a light (currently a blinking red light, but eventually will be a regular traffic light).  Turn left at the light.
 
The ramp will take you over Rte 18, and bring you to the first light (Gibbons Ct., which is for entrance to various Rutgers' buildings).  Go "straight" through this light. The road will make a right turn and bring you to the second light (Nichol Avenue).
 
Turn left onto Nichol Avenue.
 
The Friends Meeting House is on 109 Nichol Avenue--on the Corner of Nichol and Hale.  Counting from George Street, Hale is the fifth cross street on the right (Rutgers is on the left so the streets are completely different).  Right before you reach Hale Street (on the right) you'll see the Meeting House with a large wooden deck with wheel chair ramps attached to the side of the Meeting House)
 
Park on Hale or one of the other side streets, but not on Nichol Ave.  The signs will say "Resident Parking Only" but it only applies before 5pm.  There won't be any problem as long as you don't block someone's driveway or something.  (The driveway at the Friends Meeting House is strictly for tenants --the house has three apartments as well as the Meeting space).
 
Enter the building through the door off of that large wooden deck.  Meetings usually start at 7:30pm, but there's usually someone there setting up around 7pm.
 
4) From points northwest (via I-287 and River Rd.)
Heading southbound on Interstate 287, take exit 9. (River Road in Piscataway Township) The exit ramp T's into River Road.
 
Turn Right onto River Road.  Go about six miles on River Road to Route 18.  (Route 18 is just a block past the light at the intersection with Landing Lane.)
 
Turn Right (onto ramp) onto Route 18 South and cross over the Raritan River on the John Lynch Bridge.  As you pass Rutgers campus, you'll drive underneath a long overhanging structure.
 
About a quarter mile past the overhang, Rte. 18 will split into "express" lanes (on the left) and "local" lanes on the right.  You will need to shift to the rightmost lane to get onto the local lanes.  Once in the local lanes, take the second exit--Commercail Avenue.
 
The exit ramp will merge you onto Commercial Avenue.  Go (uphill) about two blocks to the second light--George Street.  (the first light--Nielson St.-- you arrive at almost as soon as you merge onto Commercial.)
 
Turn left onto George Street. Go about a quarter mile to the first light--Nichol Avenue.
 
Turn Right onto Nichol Avenue. 
 
The Friends Meeting House is on 109 Nichol Avenue--on the Corner of Nichol and Hale.  Counting from George Street, Hale is the fifth cross street on the right (Rutgers is on the left so the streets on the left are completely different).  Right before you reach Hale Street (on the right) you'll see the Meeting House with a large wooden deck with wheel chair ramps attached to the side of the Meeting House)
 
Park on Hale or one of the other side streets, but not on Nichol Ave.  The signs will say "Resident Parking Only" but it only applies before 5pm.  There won't be any problem as long as you don't block someone's driveway or something.  (The driveway at the Friends Meeting House is strictly for tenants --the house has three apartments as well as the Meeting space).
 
Enter the building through the door off of that large wooden deck.  Meetings usually start at 7:30pm, but there's usually someone there setting up around 7pm.
 
5) From the Plainfield Area
Exit Route 22 (or Route 28, or Seventh Avenue, depending on what's convenient) onto Washington Avenue (Route 529--it may be North- South- or just Washington Ave. depending on where you get on, but never mind.) Southbound.  After about two miles, you'll drive past a Walgreens on the right (at Vail st) and a block later go over an overpass (over the New Market Lake and freight train tracks).  Just over the the overpass you'll come to a light (Lakeview Road).
 
Turn right at light onto Lakeview.  Go two blocks to the first light (at Stelton Road).  Turn left onto Stelton Road.  Go about half a mile down Stelton to the first light (at Old New Brunswick Road).  Turn Right onto Old New Brunswick Road.
 
Take this road for about five miles into New Brunswick.  Note that the road changes name a couple times:  When you cross Centennial Avenue it becomes Hoes Lane which, a few miles later, becomes Route 18 southbound.
 
On Route 18 South, you'll cross the Raritan River on the John Lynch Bridge. As you pass Rutgers' main campus you'll drive underneath a long overhanging structure. 
 
About a quarter mile past the overhang, Rte. 18 will split into "express" lanes (on the left) and "local" lanes on the right.  You will need to shift to the rightmost lane to get onto the local lanes.  Once in the local lanes, take the second exit--Commercail Avenue.
 
The exit ramp will merge you onto Commercial Avenue.  Go (uphill) about two blocks to the second light--George Street.  (the first light--Nielson St.-- you arrive at almost as soon as you merge onto Commercial.)
 
Turn left onto George Street. Go about a quarter mile to the first light--Nichol Avenue.
 
Turn Right onto Nichol Avenue. 
 
The Friends Meeting House is on 109 Nichol Avenue--on the Corner of Nichol and Hale.  Counting from George Street, Hale is the fifth cross street on the right (Rutgers is on the left so the streets on the left are completely different).  Right before you reach Hale Street (on the right) you'll see the Meeting House with a large wooden deck with wheel chair ramps attached to the side of the Meeting House)
 
Park on Hale or one of the other side streets, but not on Nichol Ave.  The signs will say "Resident Parking Only" but it only applies before 5pm.  There won't be any problem as long as you don't block someone's driveway or something.  (The driveway at the Friends Meeting House is strictly for tenants --the house has three apartments as well as the Meeting space).
 
Enter the building through the door off of that large wooden deck.  Meetings usually start at 7:30pm, but there's usually someone there setting up around 7pm.
 
 
 
 
 

Dignity/New Brunswick
P.O. Box 10781
New Brunswick,  NJ    08906
732-968-9263