Government Buildings in New York City

Government Buildings in New York City, NY

Government Buildings in New York City

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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    The United Nations headquarters is a very impressive building on the side of the East River. Very dramatic structure. Worth a photo.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    Well you really can't get in or up close as there are security fences, but from the lovely park outside you can snap some good photos of the classic 19th Century architecture.
    Written 10 December 2021
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  • cwsfan
    Chesapeake, Virginia95 contributions
    This is one of the most recognizable courthouses in the country. It's been the filming location for many movies and TV shows including Law and Order. It's close to several subway stops, the Brooklyn bridge and Chinatown. Take a few moments to walk around to the back of the courthouse to see the statues there as well.
    Written 10 August 2018
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    This is a big civic building in the City Hall complex, actually the one you notice first when you arrive in the area because it is so tall and wide. Handsome old style.
    Written 1 December 2021
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    This area houses the biggest and most impressive courts in Manhattan and the buildings are all very impressive from an architectural point of view.
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • gnaturecenter
    Cheshire, MA97 contributions
    On my way to NY ComicCon, I stopped in at this lovely hometown-like NY LIbrary. The atmosphere is what you expect, one of quite intensity, but you also see the technology intermingled. That juxtaposition is a bit weird at first, but it's how the world moves now. The Librarian was very helpful. There's one "All Gender" bathroom on the 1st floor. The latest Fictional Tales and Research can be found there as well. There was a Police Presence at the door, but it was school "let-out" time and maybe was warranted.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,133 contributions
    This is an impressive old building in downtown Brooklyn, sort of the center of the civic center area. It has classic architectural style.
    Written 23 November 2021
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  • tyger9
    New York City, NY132 contributions
    If you love Law and order and would like to see some arraignments in night court, then a visit to night court is a great experience!
    Written 27 April 2017
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  • Lisa T
    Princeton, Indiana, United States11 contributions
    My husband and I did not have ferry tickets in advance to visit the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island.We did not arrive at Castle Clinton until 11:00 am on a Monday morning. We were very pleased that we were still able to get tickets. The pedestal and crown tickets were sold out for the statue, but we still enjoyed the audio tour. Ellis Island was very moving. We watched the 30 minute movie and then did the audio tour. It is eerie to picture all the immigrants in the building waiting to see if they can stay in America. The banners that lined the way to the ferry had quotes from Benjamin Franklin, John Kennedy, etc.praising what immigrants have meant to our country. Even the announcements on the ferry were inspiring. I felt sadness at the way immigrants are treated today thanks to the ignorant thoughts and tweets of our current president.
    Written 7 June 2018
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  • misopiso88
    Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
    We had read about the bravery and importance of NYFD Engine 55 during 9/11 and wanted to swing by and pay tribute to the amazing individuals who gave their lives. There are beautiful plaques mounted outside. Highly recommend!
    Written 23 April 2019
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,094 contributions
    On the corner of Park Ave and 68th this is a building acquired by the Marquesa De Cuevas in 1965 and presented to the America’s Society same as the Place next door.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,275 contributions
    Our hotel and many of the things we visited were right on Broadway near the Woolworth building. Directly across the street was a nice park on a triangle lot with a great building. I had no idea it was City Hall.
    Written 15 January 2020
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  • bbbob84
    Staten Island, NY1,610 contributions
    At some point in time firehouses were designed by architects and were attractive. This firehouse completed in 1898 built in the Beaus Arts style was landmarked in 1968. I have a picture that I will attach later as I am not being given access by TA at the moment. A beautiful classic big, bold and colorful firehouse in NOHO NYC.
    Written 27 May 2019
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