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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 Park, New York City, NY 10001
Financial District
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 19 September 2016

take an hour and do the tour at the Tweed courthouse if you are into historic architecure of New York and incredible stories of "Tammany Hall" this is for you.too bad it is under utilized for municipal offices this should be a venue and event...More

Thank jimbo1
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I used to work in this building, and it was quite the spectacle: Boss Tweed, once ruler of NYC siphoned off millions of dollars from the endless construction of the courthouse that bears his name. It became the headquarters for the NYC Department of Education...More

Thank CarolitaNYC
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A beautiful old gem that is full of history and great tales. One of those " if the walls could only talk" kind of places. If you are in the area, stop in. It is soooooo NYC.

Thank Susan C P
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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