MAPS. At the New York Convention and Visitors Bureau (2 Columbus Circle) tourists can get a free map of Manhattan. Public transport route maps are available from bus drivers and at the toll booth in subway stations. Falk, who furnished the maps for this book, also publishes a complete series of detailed maps of the New York area.
MEDICAL CARE. Except in cases of emergency, foreign visitors should call their consulate for a list of doctors in New York City. Otherwise consult the section Emergencies.
It’s important for visitors from Britain to remember that the U.S.A. doesn’t have free health services. Arrangements should be made beforehand to have a temporary health insurance (through your travel agency or an insurance company) or ask at your local Social Security office for precise information on coverage during your trip to the States. Medical treatment is expensive a visit to a doctor runs from about $ 20 to $50.
You must have a prescription to buy most medicines. There are numerous drugstores, or pharmacies, and two are open all night: Kaufman’s at Lexington Avenue and 50th Street and Garden Pharmacy at Broadway and 50th (Wednesday and Thursday only).
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. Banks and most stores are closed on the following Monday if certain holidays (e. g. Christmas) are on Sunday. They are closed on Friday if those holidays fall on Saturday.
New Year’s Day January 1
Lincoln’s Birthday February 12
Washington’s Birthday Third Monday in February
Memorial Day Last Monday in May
Independence Day July 4
Labor Day First Monday in September
Columbus Day Second Monday in October
Veterans’ Day November 11
Thanksgiving Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day December 25
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