COMPLAINTS. If you feel you have reason to complain about retail stores or business practices, you should contact the N.Y.C. Dept, of Consumer Affairs. 80 Lafayette St. 10013. tel. 964-7777. See also Taxis.
CONSULATES. If you plan to stay in the United States for more than a month you should register with your consulate. This will facilitate things in case you lose your passport, for example.
Following is a list of consulates in New York City with their opening hours:
Australia: 636 Fifth Avenue, tel.: 245-4000: hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Mondays to Fridays; closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch.
Canada: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, tel.: 586-2400; hours: 9 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.. Mondays to Fridays.
Eire: 580 Fifth Avenue, tel.: 245-1010: hours: 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
New Zealand: Suite 530, 630 Fifth Avenue, tel.; 586-0060; hours: 9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.
United Kingdom: 845 Third Avenue, tel.: 752-8400; hours: 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Mondays to Fridays.