The Institute, said to look like an old gothic cathedral, is located in New York. Mundanes are unable to see it, because it is covered by glamour. There is a section of the Institute called the Sanctuary that is outside the protection of hallowed ground. It is used to allow Shadowhunters and the Downworlders who cannot enter hallowed ground to hold meetings whilst still in the Institute.

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Jessamine: It's Will. He's being absolutely ridiculous in the dining room.
Charlotte: How is this different from his being totally ridiculous in the library or the weapons room or any of the other places he's usually ridiculous?
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"Simon rose up. He moved with incredible speed, knocking Jace sideways and rolling on top of him. Jace’s head hit the metal floor, his ears ringing as Simon’s teeth sank into his neck. He tried to twist away, but the other boy’s arms were like iron bars, pinning him to the ground, fingers digging into his shoulders. But Simon wasn’t hurting him—not really—the pain that had started out sharp faded to a sort of dull burn, pleasant the way the burn of the stele was sometimes pleasant. A drowsy sense of peace stole through Jace’s veins and he felt his muscles relax; the hands that had been trying to push Simon away a moment ago now pressed him closer. He could feel the beat of his own heart, feel it slowing, its hammering fading to a softer echo. A shimmering darkness crept in at the corners of his vision, beautiful and strange. Jace closed his eyes…"

— "City of Ashes", Cassandra Clare
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"We put the holy water in his gas tank, you know," he said.
“ALEC,” said Jace. “Shut up.”
“I assumed that,” said Magnus, looking amused. “Vindictive little bastards, aren’t you? You know their bikes run on demon energies. I doubt he’ll be able to repair it.”
“One less leech with a fancy ride,” said Jace. “My heart bleeds."


— "City of Bones" Cassandra Clare
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"No," Jace said crossly. "The Marks are only part of it. There are tests, ordeals, levels of training - look, just forget it, okay? Stay away from my blades. In fact, don’t touch any of my weapons without my permission."
“Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay,” Clary muttered.
“Selling them on what?”
Clary smiled blandly at him. “A mythical place of great magical power."


— "City of Bones" Cassandra Clare
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