Brooklyn Borough Hall
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Built between 1846 and 1851, Brooklyn’s oldest public building, designed by Gamaliel King, was formerly Brooklyn’s City Hall. The stately, Greek Revival–style building is known and admired for its impossibly high columns, massive staircase, two-story rotunda lobby and stunning clock tower. Not surprisingly, the formidable structure is now registered as a New York City landmark.
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PHOTO: In 1924 a death meter was set up outside to slow down careless drivers. Click "More Info" to see this historic pic!
Great to sit and relax on the steps or benches infront of the courts, sometimes they have performances...
This is a great people-watching spot, especially with the great summer chairs and tables. Also, gorgeous tulips in the spring!
On July 13, 2012, the Brooklyn Nets and Borough President Marty Markowitz officially introduced "Brooklyn’s Backcourt" – All-Star guards, Deron Williams and Joe Johnson.
Forget the crowds at Rockefeller Center, celebrate the holiday season at Brooklyn Borough Hall's annual tree lighting festival (and get a shopping discount too) Read more about it on MetroFocus:
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