OK, here’s the dope.
When you get off the NJ Transit train, take the stairs from the platform up into the station.
Exactly where you go in the station will depend on what track you come in on and which stair you use. However, there are plentiful signs leading you toward the subways.
You will want to follow the signs to the (1) subway (a red circle with a black ‘1’ in it). The signs will probably say (1) (2) (3) and/or Seventh Avenue Subway.
When you get to the subway entrance, you will be faced with the turnstiles. Go to the token booth or a Metrocard machine, and get a Metrocard. If you’re coming right back to the train, get a $4.00 (two trip) card. If you’re hanging around the city, and plan to make several trips, you may want a $10 card, which will get you a free ride (6 for the price of 5).
Hold the Metrocard in your right hand and slide it in the turnstile slot. The screen should either say ‘go’ or say ‘swipe again’. If it says ‘go’, go through; ‘swipe again’, swipe it again.
Once you are through, look for the sign for the uptown (1) train. When you get on the uptown (1) platform, get on the next train that arrives.
You will take the (1) four stops (first is Times Square, second is 50th St, third is 59th St/Columbus Circle, and fourth is 66th Street). Get off at 66th Street, and go up the nearest exit stairs.
There are two exit stairs that you might come up of. Either way, you will find yourself in or near a triangular plaza where Broadway crosses Columbus and West 66th Street.
The best thing to do is look for the large Barnes & Noble bookstore at the north (uptown) side of the plaza. The Barnes & Noble is on the north side of West 66th Street between Broadway and Columbus Ave., and when you are facing the Barnes & Noble, Columbus Ave. is on your right.
57 West 66th is on 66th between Columbus and Central Park West on the north side of the street. You want to go to the Barnes & Noble, cross Columbus and walk a bit up the block to find ABC. Bad ASCII map:
B\ B & N | C | ABC
r\_________| o |______________
o W.66 l W.66
a _______ u ______________
d\ (1) | m |
w\ | b |
a\ | u |
y\ | s |