Family Court - Manhattan

Manhattan Family Courthouse
Photo by: Ralph Selitzer, DCAS

Manhattan Family Courthouse
60 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Date Built: 1975
Architect: Haines Lundberg Waehler

The Manhattan Family Courthouse is located on the west side of Lafayette Street between Franklin and Leonard Streets. The building houses the Family Court, Department of Probation, Human Resources Administration, and Legal Aid.

The courthouse is a modern black granite building designed by the architectural firm of Haines Lundberg Waehler, which later designed the office buildings at the World Financial Center. A fashionable new form, it was intended to look as if it is an incised cube that was carved away from a polished black granite monolith.

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