I'm planning to visit United Nations Headquarters during my NY visit. In the security details page they state that they aren't allowing backpacks and bags larger than 14" (35cm) wide x 13" (33cm) high x 4" (10cm) deep. Also they don't allow food or water. My backpack is a size of a 15" laptop carrier and there is no way I can leave it anyplace. I wondered whether they have any places to leave our backpacks until the tour ends. I checked in their website under FAQ there's no QnA related to this.
Do they really have any place to leave backpacks? I do not have anything valuable in my bag other than my clothes water bottle and food.
If they don't allow, is there any other way that I can leave my bag until the tour ends? Since I'm planning to visit other places after this I have to carry my backpack.
Anyone who has visited United Nations Headquarters and faced similar situation?