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NEW DATE for Private Tour of Civic Center / Penal Institutions

This is the new date of an event that had to be rescheduled from the summer:

Linda Fisher is a licensed tour guide who has worked in the court system for almost 40 years. Her tour specialty is the Civic Center, with a focus on penal institutions and courts, and she has in the past given the tour under the auspices of the Municipal Arts Society. So, let's have a date in court, so to speak, as we enjoy our own private tour of law and order downtown! 

Highlights include:

• Pre-Revolutionary correctional institutions and gallows

• The development of the oldest court system in the nation

• Institutional architecture, from Beaux-Arts to Brutalism

• How the Collect Pond and Five Points shaped today's landscape

• Notorious scandals - past and present

• Prison cells of the (formerly) rich and (in)famous

• Civic pride in public art

• A trip to Criminal Court - Arraignment Part I

Where to meet: Meet at the bottom of the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, 52 Chambers Street, between Broadway and Centre Street. The closest trains are the R to "City Hall" and the 4,5,6,J to "Brooklyn Bridge".

When to meet: 10:45pm for an 11am start of the tour. I will be holding a MEETUP sign.

Fee: $20 cash, payable directly to Ms. Fisher, the tour guide. Like all tour guides, she'll appreciate exact change :)  We do also have our own $1 fee to help defray the costs of maintaining this meetup group, payable to the organizer.

NOTE:  While I won't be able to go on the tour with the group that day, I will be present at the beginning to take attendance and greet everyone.

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  • Donna T.

    How was it everyone? I went to the first tour. Did you like the arraignment court?

    November 18, 2013

  • Mary

    I'll be there.

    November 15, 2013

  • Sylvia G.

    thank you for your reminder - I will be there

    November 15, 2013

  • Karen L

    See u tomorrow

    November 15, 2013

  • Robin P.

    Hi-I'll definitely be there.

    November 15, 2013

  • Roberta L.

    See you tomorrow!

    November 15, 2013

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