Dragon's Guide to New York
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   Queens  
   Staten Island  
   Harlem  
   Chinatown  
   Civic Center  
   East Village  
   Greenwich Village  
   Little Italy/ NoLita  
   Lower East Side  
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   Union Square Area  
   Upper East Side  
   Upper West Side  
     

HUMANS & NON-MAGICALS
BE SURE TO VISIT:
  
   Magical Neighborhoods  
   Central Park  
   Coney Island  
   Empire State Building  
   Gnomes Square  
   Goblinopolis  
   Huntsman's Lair  
   Jake's Neighborhood  
   Jersey  
   Kobold's Keep  
   Leprechaun Stock Exchange  
   Little Olympus  
   Magus Bazaar  
   Manhattan Troll Bridge  
   New York Subway  
   Ogre Town  
   oHo & The Sideways City  
   Pandarus Towers  
   Statue of Liberty  
Map of NYC's Civic Center

Civic Center

Just to the west of the TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal) triangle is Manhattan's Civic Center. The mayor hangs his hat in an office in the main government building, City Hall (not open for tours), which has classical columns and cast-iron cupola crowned with Lady Justice, and a park on its south side. Majestic court buildings line the streets.
Did You Know?
The northern facade of City Hall was left unfinished when the building was erected in 1803 - no one foresaw that the city would expand beyond Downtown.
In fact, many visitors will probably be familiar with Foley Square, a name that's become synonymous with the New York court system; it's where many of the attorneys on the TV series Law and Order often prepare for courtroom prosecuting and posturing. Down the street is the Municipal Building, the government's first skyscraper (built in 1914) and where you actually get married when you have a civil ceremony "at City Hall." Just south of the building, a pedestrian walkway leads to the Brooklyn Bridge and its world-class view.
And if you're looking for a great place for one-stop electronics, photography, and music shopping, don't miss J&R Music and Computer World.


NYC & Company operates a visitor information kiosk that's open seven days a week at the southern tip of City Hall Park on the Broadway sidewalk at Park Row. As the visitor gateway to Lower Manhattan, the City Hall Park Visitor Information Kiosk promotes downtown tourism with a multilingual staff distributing detailed visitor information including directions, attraction brochures, upcoming event listings, maps, and more.


Hours
9am to 6pm, Monday-Friday;
10am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Directions by Subway

Take the 1,2to Park Place; N, R,
4, 5, or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall;
A, C to Broadway/ Nassau Street;
E to WTC/Chambers; or the
J, M, Z to Fulton Street


Learn Fun Facts About Lower Manhattan
View an interactive map of the Civic Center area

Map David Lindroth Inc., dlindmap@bellatlantic.net
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