Here, you will find a list of services and online resources that may make your transition to living and working in the greater New York City area a little easier.
Information on license plates and parking permits is available through both the Protocol and Liaison Service (room NL-2058, ext. 212-963-7172) and Garage Adminstration (room CB-021, 212-963-6212 or 212-963-6213)
Branch locations - First Ave and 44th St, 401 Madison Ave, and other locations around New York; New Jersey; Connecticut
Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Telephone: 212-740-7093 (First Avenue at 44th Street)
Credit cards: Social Security Number is needed to apply
UN GA Building (1B), Visitors' entrance at 46th Street
Hours: Monday thorugh Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. in UN pay days)
DC2 3rd Floor, 880 2nd Avenue
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 212-338-8161 (DC2)
Credit cards: No Social Security Number is needed
Assistive tools and services available for various visual, hearing and mobility impairments.
Location: Conference Building, Level 1B, by the Secretariat escalators
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Monday - Friday)
Tours, books and gifts
Location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Saturday - Sunday)
Service hours at differente locations:
Cafeteria (Secretariat lobby)
Café Austria (2nd floor of the North Lawn Building)
North Delegates Lounge Bar (2nd Floor of Conference Building)
Delegates Dining Room - (Fourth Floor of the Conference Building) . For reservations please call: 917-367-3314 or 212-963-7626.
DC1 building cafeteria will remain closed until further notice.
Questions should be refered to:Catering-Services@un.org
PATH train: http://www.panynj.gov/path/index.html
NJ Transit buses, trains: http://www.njtransit.com/
Other buses: http://www.panynj.gov/tbt/busline.HTM
Water taxi: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=com
Metro-North Rail Road: http://www.mta.info/mnr/
New York City Department of Education
UN Language and Communications Programme
Classes (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) are free for accredited mission personnel (when eligibility requirements are met). Register in person during registration period.
Location: 380 Madison Ave, 14th Floor, DC1-244 and DC1-246; and DC2, 2nd Floor
In-person inquiries: 1-3 p.m.
Library and UN Documents
Dag Hammarksjold Library
Located at the corner of 1 st Av. and 42 nd St.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9AM-5:30 PM, or until 6PM when the GA is in session (mid September to December).
Details on future Library training and online tutorials can be found on the Library website .
For information on finding UN documents, one-on-one research consultations, or accessing electronic resources contact the Library.
Telephone: 212 963 7080
Room: 5th Floor
Office & Nursing Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Travel Clearance Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
During General Assembly (North Lawn Clinic only)
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday
DC1 Medical Unit
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday *
UNICEF Medical Unit
Room: 5th floor, UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza
Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.. Monday-Friday *
For Nursing Mother's Room please call (212) 963 7090
* During the General Assembly medical service hours are extended to 5:30 p.m.
Pass and ID Office
320 East 45th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave on the ground floor).
Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Places to live
Short and long-term rent lists are available on the Community Section (Social activies) in iSeek.
Housing Unit: 212-963-7065 .
UN Postal Administration
Location: General Assembly Building - 46th & 1st Ave, United Nations.
Hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
To confirm Personalized Stamp Shop hours, visitors can call (212) 963-7698 or 1-800-234-UNPA.
Information on and application for Visa for domestic employees and certain family members other than primary dependants.
Room: FF Building, 6th Floor, Room 656
Hospitality Committee (HCUND)
For more that 60 years, Volunteers of the Hospitality Committee have been introducing delegates and their families to the cultural riches of New York and the English language through programs that visit museums, concerts, and other areas of interest and through English classes.
Room: North Lawn Building-Room NL-01033
New York Local Expatriate Spouse Association
Duty Free Shopping
866 United Nations Plaza