Next week me and my two teenage kids (14 & 17) are visiting New York for the first time. I'm a very light smoker (1-3 per day, always outside, much enjoyed, and away from the kids). I'm a bit concerned that on holiday there will be nowhere for me to unwind at the end of the day with what we Brits call a 'crafty fag'! Our two hotels seem not allow smoking anywhere. Is this strictly true? Is there a usually a designated smoking area that they keep quiet about? What about bars - do you have beer gardens in NY? Can you smoke in a pavement cafe? Much as I hate to smoke and walk, I feel I might have to do this. Is this frowned upon?
I would be grateful if a native could enlighten me on NY smoking etiquette.