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Address: City Hall Park, New York City, NY 10001
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A building with a shady past, this 1872 Italianate courthouse was built...

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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History Enclosed in Architectural Beauty

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carmen R
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 free that provides all of the gossip and the truth surrounding the building and politics... More 

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New York City, New York
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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!

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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 public group called Tammany Hall, led by the infamous Boss Tweed. The construction of the... More 

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1 Thank seanworc
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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.

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Thank Lester L
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Reviewed 20 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 space terrific....... the meeting space and old courtrooms a real hoot !!! Believe me troops... More 

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Reviewed 17 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 circa 2002, and is only open via guided tour, hence my title. It has some... More 

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Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank Susan C P
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I was there for a professional visit and its beautiful inside and out you won't have full access to the building as the NYC education department runs out of the offices in this building. its got beautiful stairways but no one is allowed to use them anymore.

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Thank Saul B
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

The Tweed Courthouse is a landmark building with a fascinating history. Even if you don't have a lot of time, it only takes a few minutes to stop into their lobby - the restoration is wonderful!

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

This magnificent building is right behind City Hall. It symbolizes the corruption of New York City in the late 1800's. Unfortunately, we did not make arrangements in advance and were unable to enter the building.

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