探索,购物,用餐和更多! 

我们希望您有一个难忘的时光,探索哈德逊谷丰富的美食佳肴,户外活动,世界级的购物和历史遗产。下面是一些常见的美国习俗,以帮助您对美国有真实的体验。

罗克兰郡简介:

  • 位于纽约市以北30英里的地方。 *
  • 199平方英里多样化的景观毗邻哈得逊河。 *
  • 超过32万的居民。 *
  • 企业包括医疗、零售、制造、制药、建筑和研究。
  • 我们的五个镇分别是:克拉克斯顿(Clarkstown),哈弗斯特劳

(Haverstraw),橙顿(Orangetown),拉马波(Ramapo)和石点

(Stony Point)。每个镇都有更小的村庄。

  • 有八个公立学区:克拉克斯顿(Clarkstown),东拉马波(East

Ramapo),南乌特(Nanuet),北罗克兰(North Rockland),尼亚克

(Nyack),珠江(Pearl River),拉马波(Ramapo)和南橙顿(South

Orangetown)。

  • 在这里有一些颇富盛名的高校,其中包括:多明尼加(Dominican)学院、

艾奥娜(Iona)学院、罗克兰(Rockland)研究生中心、长岛( Long

Island)大学,罗克兰(Rockland)研究生校园、尼亚克(Nyack)大

学、圣托马斯阿奎那(St. Thomas Aquinas)学院和罗克兰

(Rockland)社区学院(纽约州立大学)。

*资料来源:2013年美国人口普查 

问候, 

  • 我们见面总是互相打招呼和握手,友好的微笑和问声「您好。」许多美国人喜欢用他们的名字来称呼,但是,第一次的见面,应该使用先生,太太,或小姐加上姓氏。进出时也为别人的进出保持门的敞开,「谢谢」或「再见」是常见的礼节。

交通安全

  • 普遍的交通工具是汽车、巴士、或火车。驾驶在道路的右侧,如果没有特别标志,在红灯时右转弯是允许的。驾驶之前要熟悉美国的路牌,遵守车速限制。
  • 警察为了居民和游客的安全,全天巡逻。注意周围的环境很重要,紧急时拨打911,如果巡警在路上拦下您,您要留在您的车里,从您的座位和他说话。不要试图提供任何形式的货币礼物。

外出就餐

  • 食物的份量比平常大。我们建议您点的餐和您的朋友共享,或者询问是否可以替代小一点的份量。餐馆提供茶或没有冰块的热水,只要问您的服务

员。

  • 小费令服务员十分感激。用餐结束时请付15%至20%的小费给餐厅的侍应生或酒保。酒店搬运工通常每个行李收到$1或$2的小费,代客泊车服务员收到$2至$5,客房服务员每晚收到$2至$5,出租车司机收到10%至15%的小费,给予水疗中心员工、理发师或修甲员工一般是10%至20%的小费。
  • 酒精饮料的饮酒年龄为21岁以上。为未成年人代购酒是严禁的,并会受到法律制裁。 21岁以上购买者需出示带照片的身份证买酒。

购物

  • 市价不包含销售税,但在结账时加上去。在罗克兰郡购物的销售税是
    8.375%。

户外

  • 东北部的天气往往不可预测,所以最好有所准备。秋季加上一件薄外套就可以,春季和夏季则带上雨衣以防下雨。
  • 纽约州有严格的露营规则,必需持有许可证,许可证最长期限是14天,并且仅限于在国家公园区域。营地限制不许超过6人,和两个帐篷、两辆汽车。露营者可以从下午12时至晚上9时签到,最后一天要在上午11时之前离开。只能在营火地区用场外带来的木柴生火,而且必须有人看管。
  • 钓渔和打猎需要携带纽约州执照。猎取野生动物的种类和所用的枪械或捕获方法有一定的限制,游客应该参照纽约州环境保护的狩猎指南。严禁擅闯私有产业。

Explore, shop, dine and more!

We hope that you have a memorable stay, exploring the Hudson Valley’s vast culinary treasures, outdoor activities, world-class shopping and historical heritage. Here are a few common American customs to help you truly have an authentic American experience.

Fun Facts about Rockland County:

  • Located 30 miles north of New York City.*
  • 199 square miles of diverse landscape which borders the Hudson River.*
  • More than 320,000 people reside here.*
  • Home to a mix of businesses, including: health, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, construction and research.
  • Our five towns are: Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo and Stony Point. Each has smaller villages and hamlets within them.
  • There are eight public school districts: Clarkstown, East Ramapo, Nanuet, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, Ramapo and South Orangetown.
  • Several accredited colleges are here, including: Dominican College; Iona College, Rockland Graduate Center; Long Island University, Rockland Graduate Campus; Nyack College; St. Thomas Aquinas College and Rockland Community College (SUNY).

*Source: 2013 United State Census      

Greetings

  • We always greet one another with a handshake, friendly smile and “hello.” Many Americans prefer to be addressed by their first name, but when meeting someone for the first time, you should use the title Mr., Mrs., or Miss, and their last name. Holding the door for someone who is entering or exiting a doorway, and saying “thank you” or “goodbye” is a common courtesy.

Safety & Transportation

  • Transportation by car, bus or train is commonplace. We drive on the right side of the road, and in some areas that don’t have a posted sign, turning right on a red light is permitted. Prior to driving familiarize yourself with American road signs, and make sure to observe the posted speed limit.
  • Policemen and women patrol our streets 24/7 in order to keep our residents and visitors safe. That being said, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings, and in the case of an emergency dial, 911. If an officer stops you, please remain in your car, and speak to him or her from your seat. Do not attempt to offer any kind of monetary gift.

Dining Out

  • Our food portion sizes are larger than norm. We suggest ordering a meal and splitting it between you and a friend, or asking if you can substitute the sides for something lighter. Likewise, restaurants offer tea or hot water without ice cubes; just ask your waitress or waiter. 
  • Tipping is greatly appreciated. A simple gesture of 15% to 20% can be gifted to restaurant wait staff or bartender at the end of your meal. Hotel porters often receive $1 to $2 per bag, valet parking attendants $2 to $5, while housekeepers are offered $2 to $5 per night. Taxi drivers can also receive 10% - 15%, and spa associates, hairdressers or nail technicians are generally given 10% - 20%. 
  • The drinking age for alcoholic beverages is 21 and older. Purchasing alcohol for a minor is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. Those 21 and older are required to present a photo ID at the time of purchase.

Shopping 

  • Sales tax isn’t included in the listed price of an item, but is added at the time of checkout. When shopping in Rockland County, purchases are charged an additional 8.375%. 

The Outdoors

  • Northeastern weather is often unpredictable, so it’s best to be prepared. A light jacket can come in handy, during the fall or a raincoat for when those spring and summer showers pop up.
  • New York State has strict camping rules. A permit issued for a maximum of 14 days is required, and is restricted to marked areas in State Parks. A limit of 6 people can stay on a campsite, in addition to two tents and two vehicles. Campers can check in from 12 to 9 p.m., and leave no later than 11 am on the final day. Fires are restricted to fireplace areas, can only be made using firewood gathered offsite, and must not be left unattended.
  • Fishing and hunting requires a NY State license, which must be carried at all times. There are certain restrictions on the type of wildlife you can catch and firearms or capture methods used. Visitors should refer to the Hunting and Trapping Guidebook supplied by the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation for additional information. Trespassing on private property is strictly prohibited.