Hours for Shopping and Business in New York
New York City
Hours of operation sometimes depend on the location. For example restaurants and shops in the financial district (Wall Street area) often close early or are not open on Saturday because most of their customers commute out of the city every night and are not there.
Offices: Most offices work Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 p.m. Some Wall Street firms will start as early as 7 or 8 am and end their work day at 4 PM.
Banks: Banking institutions are generally open 9am - 3:30pm; some offer late Friday night hours and Saturday service (9am - noon). ATMs are usually open 24 hours a day.
Retail stores and specialty shops: Are open Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm (Thursday to 9pm), Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday noon - 6pm. Small, neighborhood convenience stores often stay open past 10pm. Boutiques may only be open a few days a week or have special hours.
Jewish firms (especially in the Diamond District on 47th St.) close on Friday afternoons and all day Saturday for Jewish Sabbath while keeping normal business hours on Sunday. They will also be closed on Jewish Holidays.
Convenience Stores: (e.g. 7-11 chain) are open 6 - 23 hours every day, even on major holidays.
Post Offices: Monday - Friday 8 - 5; some are open on Saturdays until 1pm.
24 hour stores: Many pharmacy/drugstore chains are open 24 hours a day.