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Tweed Courthouse

City Hall Park, New York City, NY 10001
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A building with a shady past, this 1872 Italianate courthouse was built when William Marcy "Boss" Tweed who, in his post as city supervisor, stole millions of dollars in construction funds.
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“city hall” (8 reviews)
City Hall Park, New York City, NY 10001
Financial District
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Tweed Courthouse now houses the Board of Education. The building is beautiful. Front grand stair case is on Chambers Street but the back of the building is part of beautiful City Hall Park. Most tourists just love interacting with all the squirrels who also love...More

Thank cmogilansky
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the oldest historical building in New York. The architecture is very nice. Saw the building on the way to Brooklyn Bridge. Took some nice pictures of the exterior.

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We werent expecting this place to be that good, but it was and centrally located.. Lots of business people in there and the service was quick and great

Thank itravelshop
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This landmark building is now home to the New York City Department of Education. I do not know if tours are available, but the DOE does host public meetings on a regular basis which is how I got to visit.

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

It was a nice day. There were a lot of pepole but they were treated with courtesy and it is interesting to how things were going. I was with friends.

Thank elliemdw
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Infamous Courthouse here in lower Manhattan. For architecture buffs and lovers of law, I would visit here along with all the other Courts on Centre Street. For travelers, I would bypass this attraction.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A trip to downtown Manhattan should include a tour of this beautiful home of the Tweed Courthouse. Whether you are a tourist or a student, there is something in this building of interest for all. There are many costly tours and also one offered for...More

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Architecturally charming and historically accurate. Go on a tour...you'll see where the mayor works and meets with government officials...you won't be disappointed!

Thank marymaryflora
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Tweed Courthouse is now the home of the New York City Department of Education. BTW, NYC has the largest and most diverse public school system in the USA. The building has a notorious history. In the late 1800s, the city was controlled by a...More

1  Thank seanworc
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is not a public space with considerable security to enter. It housed the NYC Department (BOARD of Education. The renovations done to this building are something to behold.

Thank Lester L
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