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Brooklyn Attraction Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough Hall is a grand old building in Downtown Brooklyn constructed from 1846 until 1849. It is the oldest public building in the borough and a designated historic building in New York City. Brooklyn Borough Hall underwent extensive restoration work including repairs in the 1980s after years of serious decay. The restoration work involved returning the four-floor building to its former glory during the 19th century. 

Brooklyn Borough Hall, New York City

Brooklyn Borough Hall by Jim Henderson

Brooklyn Borough Hall is situated in a government and commercial district of Downtown Brooklyn between Court and Adams Streets. The building was designed by Gamaliel King, who was a prominent architect in New York City during the first half of the 19th century. The building was once Brooklyn’s City Hall when the borough was once a city on its own until its annexation with New York City in 1898. Today, Brooklyn Borough Hall houses the office of the Brooklyn Borough President.

Brooklyn Borough Hall at night, New York City

Brooklyn Borough Hall at night by Jim Henderson

Brooklyn Borough Hall is clad in marble and constructed in the design of Greek Revival architecture. The external structure includes a cupola with a bronze Statue of Justice situated on top of it. A flight of stairs lead to the grand entrance with its six majestic Greek columns. A plaza faces the building’s entrance and a mall connects the building with Cadman Plaza Park. There is a lively farmers’ market or greenmarket at the plaza held every Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Location: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11201

Website: Brooklyn Borough Hall (NYC Government)

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