Take the train to either 59th Street (A/B/C/D/1), 66th Street (1) or 72nd Street (1/2/3).
The M57 starts on the East side at East 57th and York then heads west from there.
If you are getting on at 72nd, the M57 picks up at the northwest corner of 72nd and Broadway and drops off at 63rd or 61st Streets and West End Avenue, taking about 10 minutes.
If you are travelling to 72nd, the M57 picks up at 61st or 63rd Streets and West End Avenue going north and drops off on the southwest corner of 72nd and Broadway, about 10 minutes.
If you are coming from the 59th Street subway station, follow the exit signs to the 57th Street exit, exiting onto 57th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue, and from there take the M57 heading west, exiting at 61st and West End Avenue.
To travel to the 59th Street Subway station, get on the M57 bus at West End Avenue and 61st Street.
The M72 starts at East 72nd and York and goes west. It stops at the same stop as the M57 at the northwest corner of 72nd and Broadway. It then proceeds down Riverside Drive, turning west onto 66th Street ending its route at 66th Street and Freedom Place North. Once exiting the bus, walk west to Riverside and south to 62nd Street, then walk east to get to Freedom Place South.
To return to 72nd Street via the M72, the buses start their route at 66th Street and Freedom Place North.