Where can I find a restaurant that permits smoking?

As of March 30, 2003, smoking is prohibited in most indoor public spaces, including restaurants and bars. (Some restaurants with outdoor dining may set aside part of that space to accommodate smokers.) Restaurant and bar workers breathe in more second-hand…

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Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Visit the Grandest Stash of Gold in the Entire World

Federal Reserve BankThere’s actually more gold at Gold Vaults of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York than at Fort Knox! Approximately 25-30% of the world’s known gold reserves. FREE tours are given Monday through Friday (except Bank holidays) at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. 30 visitors can be accommodated each hour. Students must be at least 16 years old or juniors in high school. Tour Reservations must be made at least five days in advance. Because of the popularity of the tour, individuals and small groups are advised to contact the New York Fed at least one month in advance to schedule a tour. Large groups: at least three months in advance.

For more information, call 1(212) 720-6130; or

Website:  www.newyorkfed.org

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What time does rush hour begin?

Most workers have no choice and have to ride subways and buses at the busiest hours. As a visitor, try to avoid the crush between 7am and 9am, and between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

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New York City Marathon

nyc-marathon-130,000 runners from every corner of the globe compete in this 26.2 mile marathon that starts in Staten Island and runs through all five boroughs before reaching the finish line in Central Park. More than two million cheering spectators line the route. First Ave above 60th St or Central Park’s East Drive are favorite viewing locations for this first Sunday in November, world’s largest marathon. For complete information, visit the New York Road Runners website.

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