New York State Criminal Court House
New York, NY 10013
Village Voice's Description
For a fine, wholesome day of reality-based entertainment, I turn my television off and head downtown to the New York State Criminal Court House. There's 17 floors, and bound to be a thriller somewhere. Rape, murder, crack whores, theft, Puffy . . . it's all here. Don't be bashfulathese courts are yours (air-conditioned too), so come when you wantathere's always a good seat. Notice how many incompetent lawyers and patronizing judges we have. Watch a witness sweat it out on the stand and beleaguered family members really cry. Popcorn is permitted. No cases from noon to 1. To volunteer for jury duty, see fifth floor.
Hours: Mon-Wed 8am-1am, Thu-Sun 9am-1am
Tips from foursquare
Bring coffee. It's a lot of waiting...
Bring a book
Praise the Lord for wi-fi access :-)
If it's your first day and it says 8:45, you can get here an hour later and still be ok.
At 9:30 in the morning, the security line can be much longer than on day 1 (when you're asked to arrive for jury duty at 8:45). Allow extra time!
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