Civic Center

Civic Center, New York

Not for profit performing arts centre

Civic Center
Civic Center

Just to the east of the TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal) triangle is Manhattan’s Civic Center. The mayor hangs his hat in an office in the main government building, City Hall (not open for tours), which has classical columns and cast-iron cupola crowned with Lady Justice, and a park on its south side. Majestic court buildings line the streets. Did You Know?
The northern fa├žade of City Hall was left unfinished when the building was erected in 1803 – no one foresaw that the city would expand beyond Downtown.

In fact, many visitors will probably be familiar with Foley Square, a name that’s become synonymous with the New York court system; it’s where many of the attorneys on the TV series Law and Order often prepare for courtroom prosecuting and posturing. Down the street is the Municipal Building, the government’s first skyscraper (built in 1914) and where you actually get married when you have a civil ceremony “at City Hall.” Just south of the building, a pedestrian walkway leads to the Brooklyn Bridge and its world-class view. And if you’re looking for a great place for one-stop electronics, photography, and music shopping, don’t miss J&R Music and Computer World.

NYC & Company operates a visitor information kiosk that’s open seven days a week at the southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway sidewalk at Park Row. As the visitor gateway to Lower Manhattan, the City Hall Park Visitor Information Kiosk promotes downtown tourism with a multilingual staff distributing detailed visitor information including directions, attraction brochures, upcoming event listings, maps, and more.

Civic Center Direction
Civic Center Direction

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