New York County Arraignments
New York (Manhattan) Criminal Court Arraignments are held in the New York Criminal Court building located at 100 Centre Street.
The Manhattan Criminal Court building at 100 Centre Street is one block from Worth Street near Leonard Street and Franklin Street.
Google Map of 100 Centre Street
A small number of Manhattan Arraignments are also held at Midtown Community Court located at 314 W 54th Street. Most cases are heard at 100 Centre Street.
Google Map of Midtown Community Court
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For the court location at 100 Centre Street, take the No. 4 or 5 train to the Brooklyn Bridge Station; the No. 6 train, the N, R or C train to Canal Street; the No. 1 train to Franklin Street; or the No. 1, 6 and 15 bus lines which are nearby.
Car is considerably inconvenient and possibly an expensive means to get to Manhattan criminal court, unless you are going during evening sessions when traffic and street parking are not a major problem. During the day, public transit is probably your best bet unless you are prepared to pay substantial parking fees.
Manhattan Arraignment Hours
Monday through Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Manhattan Criminal Court has abandoned the long running practice of staffing arraignments 24 hours a day from Thursday through Sunday. The Lobster Shift, as it was called informally, has been discontinued.