Living on a Parking Lot

I am attending the IM 2009 conference. It was originally planned to take place at Columbia University in upper Manhattan in New York. For some reasons, this did not work out and the event was moved to Hofstra University located in Long Island. I booked the conference hotel, located adjacent to the Nassau Coliseum. The Coliseum has a huge parking lot and the hotel and the Coliseum; no trees or any other things that are not made out of concrete. Google for this place if you want to see the amount of concrete I walk now every day. Yeah, I walking in the US - I should have rented a car.