The Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department is the courthouse in Manhattan where appeals from civil and criminal cases in Manhattan and the Bronx are heard. The Appellate Division, considered the busiest courthouse in the world, is housed in a grand Palladian Revivial style building erected in 1900. It is located at the corner of Madison Avenue and E 25th Street, across from Madison Square. The Supreme Court Appellate Division Building is noted for its beautiful sculptures. There are over a dozen around the building.
Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court
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The Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division is composed of four departments. The First Department is seated in Manhattan, and covers both Manhattan and the Bronx. The Second Department is seated in Brooklyn and covers both Brooklyn and Queens. The Third Department is seated in Albany and covers the territory north of the Second Departmen, until the border with Vermont and Quebec. The Fourth Department is seated in Rochester and covers the rest of the state, including the cities of Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse.
The Appellate Division was formed in 1894 to replace the General Term of the Supreme Court, effective 1 January 1896.
How to reach the Supreme Court Appellate Division BuildingTake the 6 train to the 23rd Street subway station. Walk north along Park Avenue South until intersection with E 25th Street. Turn left and walk west along E 25th Street until you arrive at the Supreme Court Appellate Division building on your right.
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