The woman had my sympathy, since there were only two clerks processing licences that day – my fiancée and I spent less time on our Porter flight from Toronto to Newark, N.J., than we did at City Hall.
The second thing was that my original sidebar recommended two hotels:
Where to Stay
The Loews Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue) is two blocks from Central Park and nearby to hair salons and florists. The Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park (Two West Street) is minutes from the new bureau and has a wedding concierge on staff.
Adjust yourselves accordingly.