The Municipal Building
The Municipal Building
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall • 2 min walk
  • City Hall • 4 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles93 reviews
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Very good
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Caleb K
Tulsa, OK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Solo
When I lived in Brooklyn, I always enjoyed looking at the building while I crossed the Manhattan Bridge on the subway. Never knew much about the builiding until I walked around the building and through the awesome arch and got to see all the intricacies. A 40 story building, it actually stands out quite well with the other buildings that are around it. I really recommend getting to take a closer look of this gorgeous landmark.
Written 6 November 2013
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William C
Vancouver, Canada112 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
You can't enjoy these places any more because there's a pall of fear hanging over anything that's official.It bristles with security and anyone you ask who looks like they are familiar with the area takes two steps back when you approach them. I do like the architecture but it's too stressful an experience to hang around to appreciate it
Written 27 November 2018
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Carol K
New York City, NY424 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014
This isn't one of the city's great buildings, but it was considered so good when it was built that it became a model for a good many official Russian buildings after the Communists took over and wanted to look Modern. One of the best things here is that it sits right on top of a subway station, so it's easy to get to. And why get to it? If you're a tourist, you can hardly find better city souvenirs than in the shop on the ground floor of this building. Some are humorous, some are charming, some are what you see in trashy shops around town but they're of better quality here. Toys, books about the city, puzzles all kinds of things for kids and grownups.. If you can find an excuse to go high upstairs inside this building, you'll have fine views from the windows.
Written 3 June 2015
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ilGrec0
Thessaloniki Region, Greece653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
A very nice building in a very nice neighborhoud. Not that touristic, but very interesting with lots of things to do. We spend some time there during a rainy day and it was really beautiful.
Written 30 June 2014
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Valerie U
NYC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
The Statue Atop Municipal Bldg - Her name is Audrey Munson, althugh the statue is also called 'Civic Frame'. Read up on Audrey Munson - America's First Supermodel.
Written 11 August 2013
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KeenHolidayFan
Bristol41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012
We got married here. Fantastic views of Brooklyn Bridge from ladies loo. Arches used to be old pedestrian walkway to the bridge. Well worth a visit if you like archecture.
Written 17 June 2013
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leo1492
New York City, NY89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
This beautiful building is considered a workplace by New Yorkers. You have to go through a lot of security to get in. Once on the inside, it's drab and nothing to see unless you can look out the windows from a high floor. But there are better places to see the view. Enjoy this beautiful building from the outside. The subway stops right underneath it so it is easy to get to. Then you can see the other site in the area.
Written 30 December 2016
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nathanielw654
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
This building is where i got marry at in 1979, of September, on the 28th day, and this building have lots of city and state agency in the building for offices and this building is a land mark building
Written 2 November 2016
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
I didn't know what this was at first, thought it might have been a hotel until I saw a sign. The amount of work and detail into this building was superb, though I didn't go in, just walking around the outside was enough. Well worth a look if you're heading to the financial district.
Written 21 May 2015
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom55,941 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
The Manhattan Municipal Building was designed in the Italian Renaissance style. On top of the central tower is a 20-foot tall statue known as 'Civic Fame'.

The Municipal Building was completed in 1915 and the mayor of New York also keeps his office in this building.

The Building is also famous for weddings and approximately 30,000 New Yorkers are married each year in civil ceremonies that last about 4 minutes. Its location near the Brooklyn Bridge and on its way to the Financial district means it is hard not to miss.
Written 15 July 2013
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