Some courthouses are quite grand. The Supreme Court buildings in New York and Queens are two fine examples.
But then there are others. The Bronx Family Court, for instance, is one of the most dreadful buildings around, where it can take two hours for people just to get inside, so they can tear their hearts out over broken families. The Family Court shares space with the Criminal Court. And this picture, showing a Third Worldish assault on the senses with its signs and solicitations, was taken directly across from the entrance. You won’t find too many folks from BigLaw entering an appearance here.
Storefront lawyers’ offices. Bail bondsmen. Eateries. Process servers and Notaries. And if you click on the picture to blow it up, you will see the sign for Judges Only parking. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.