Media Access

Press Center Guide

This guide is designed to inform news organizations of Port Authority policies and procedures regarding media relations.

  • Contact Media Relations
  • Videotaping/Photographing
    at Port Authority Facilities
  • Commercial Media (Advertising,
    Documentary, Feature Film, etc.)

Contact Media Relations

In the event of an after-hours emergency related to Port Authority business, media can call 212 435-7777 to have a Public Information Officer paged. Media representatives calling after hours must provide the name of their organization, their name, a return phone number, an email address, and specific information on the emergency they are requesting a call back on. Please note callers need to leave specific information to receive a return call, and all calls will be returned as soon as possible and at the discretion of the Unit.

If you are seeking general information or information regarding one of our facilities, please see the contact information page for the appropriate listing or call 212 435-7000.

Media Relations Department

Steve Coleman
Acting Director, Media Relations

Cheryle Albiez

Erica Dumas

Anthony Hayes

Rudy King

Ron Marsico

Joseph Pentangelo

Chris Valens

T: 212 435-7777

F: 212 435-4032

225 Park Avenue South - 18th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Videotaping/Photographing at Port Authority Facilities

Airports

The Port Authority operates John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart and Teterboro airports. It controls media access to airport parking areas, Port Authority Administration buildings, Terminal B at Newark Liberty, the Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia, AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark. For access to these areas, approval must be received in advance from the Media Relations Unit, 212 435-7777, during regular business hours.
For access to other areas of the airports not controlled by the Port Authority as listed in the previous paragraph, please use the below contact table.

Airport and Terminal Operator Phone Number
John F. Kennedy    
Terminal 1 Consortium 718 751-1701
Terminal 2 & 3 Delta 404 229-8302
Terminal 4 IAT Consortium 718 751-3714
Terminal 5 JetBlue 718 709-3089
Terminal 7 British Airways 347 418-4100
Terminal 8 American Airlines 212 863-3758
Newark Liberty    
Terminal A United Airlines 973 961-5085
Terminal B Port Authority 212 435-7777
Terminal C United Airlines 872 825-8628
LaGuardia    
Central Terminal Building Port Authority 212 435-7777
US Airways Shuttle Terminal US Airways 480 693-5729
Marine Air Terminal Port Authority 212 435-7777
Marine Air Terminal Delta Airlines 404 229-8302
Delta Terminal Delta Airlines 404 229-8302

The Port Authority reserves the right to restrict videotaping and photography at its airports. Videotaping in runway and taxiway areas at all airports is prohibited at all times. Videotaping and photographing at security checkpoint areas operated by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is prohibited without the consent of the TSA.

Bridges and Tunnels

The Port Authority operates the George Washington, Goethals and Bayonne bridges; the Outerbridge Crossing; and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Videotaping and photographing at toll plazas at any of these facilities is prohibited, and the Port Authority reserves the right to restrict videotaping and photography to designated areas at all of its bridges and tunnels.

For access to these areas, approval must be received in advance from the Media Relations Unit, 212 435-7777, during regular business hours.

Maritime Ports

The Port Authority operates the Auto Marine Terminal (Jersey City, NJ), Brooklyn Marine Terminal, the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal (Elizabeth, NJ), Howland Hook Marine Terminal (Staten Island, NY), Port Ivory (Staten Island, NY), Port Newark (Newark, NJ), and the Red Hook Container Terminal (Brooklyn, NY). It controls media access to on-port roadways, Brooklyn Piers, parking areas at the New York Marine Terminal Administration Building and the New Jersey Marine Terminals Administration Building, Port Ivory and any public berth areas. All media wishing to film, photograph or conduct interviews in these areas must be accompanied by an escort provided by the respective terminal manager's office. For access to the marine terminals, approval must be received in advance from the Media Relations Unit, 212 435-7777, during regular business hours.

For access to the maritime ports, media must contact the leaseholders directly for those areas, listed below.

Terminal Lesee Media Contact Phone
Auto Marine Terminal BMW of North America, LLC John Scott 201 309-1948
Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal APM Terminal (Maersk-Sealand) Tom Boyd 704 571-2768
Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal Maher Terminal Frans van Riemsdyk 908 527-8200 x 5109
Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal WWL Vihicle Service Americas, Inc. (Wallenius) Joe Brito 908 355-0303
Howland Hook Marine Terminal New York Container Terminal James Devine 718 568-1700
Port Newark Port Newark Container Terminal, Inc. Bob Lamura 973 522-2242
Port Newark FAPS, Inc. August LoBue 973 589-5656
Port Newark Toyota Logistics Services, Inc. James R. Martin 973 817-7592 x 112
Red Hook Container Terminal American Stevedoring, Inc. Sabato Catucci 718 875-0777

PATH

Media cannot go beyond the fare gates of any PATH station without a Port Authority-provided escort. The Port Authority reserves the right to restrict videotaping and photography in and directly outside PATH stations.

For access to PATH, approval must be received in advance from the MediaRelations Unit, 212 435-7777, during regular business hours.

Port Authority Bus Terminals

Media wishing to videotape, photograph or conduct interviews in the bus terminals must be accompanied by an escort provided through the terminal manager's office. Media members must remain with the escort at all times.

The Port Authority reserves the right to restrict videotaping and photography at bus terminals. For access to the terminals, approval must be received in advance from the Media Relations Unit, 212 435-7777, during regular business hours.

WTC Site

Media cannot videotape or photograph inside the perimeter fence. Videotaping and photography is permitted outside the fence with hand-held cameras, provided pedestrian traffic is not hindered. No monopods or tripods are permitted.

Commercial Media (Advertising, Documentary, Feature Film, etc.)

When to contact a facility

Inquiries/applications must be submitted as far in advance as possible so that all the details can be arranged prior to the shooting date. No request will be entertained less than ten business days before the shooting date.

See below for facility contacts.

Airports Contact Phone Number
JFK International Robbyn Stewart 718 244-4157
Newark Liberty International Patrick Bonner Sr. 973 961-6214
LaGuardia Joanne Feltman 718 533-3978
Teterboro Pam Phillips 201 807-4018
Stewart International Rosemarie Borst 845 838-8254

 

Maritime Ports Contact Phone Number
Maritime Ports Michael Deveney 718 330-2977
Brooklyn Piers John Trutneff 718 330-2968

 

Bridges & Tunnels Contact Phone Number
Holland Tunnel Angela Ruales 201 360-5023
Lincoln Tunnel Myron Johnson 212 502-2386
George Washington Bridge Antonio Altilio 201 346-4161
Staten Island Bridges Michele Carozza 718 390-2578

 

PATH Contact Phone Number
  Julie Lomba 201 216-6428

 

Port Authority Bus Terminal Contact Phone Number
  Myron Johnson 212 502-2386

 

What the requesting company/organization must have

On letterhead, a detailed description of the scene to be filmed and/or photographed or otherwise created. The description should include the following:

  • Date from/to of the project
  • Time from/to of the project
  • Location(s) where this activity will take place
  • Number of personnel (talent and crew) and amount of equipment for the project
  • Name, title, contact information (office, cell, & fax numbers, and email address)
  • Insurance certificate with the minimum limits as described below and including The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as an additional insured. In addition, each project will be evaluated on its own merits and the amount of requested liability limits will be determined accordingly.

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