Harlem Community Justice Center

Articles & Videos

Your Guide to History: Harlem Courthouse (Clio, December 11, 2021)
The majesty of the law: Restore the historic Harlem Courthouse to its fabulous glory (New York Daily News, August 18, 2019)
A Harlem courthouse that once served as a prison still stands, with its history intact (Brick Underground, July 26, 2017)
The Harlem Courthouse: The Oldest Jail Structure Still Standing in New York City (Untapped Cities, June 16, 2014)
Is Sylvan Court the tiniest alley in Manhattan (Ephemeral New York, October 10, 2009)
A Treasure in the Attic, Too Toxic to Touch (The New York Times, October 31, 2004)
A Negligee for Murals In a Harlem Courthouse  (The New York Times, July 28, 2002)
The Alleys of Upper Manhattan (Forgotten New York, August 27, 1999)
The Harlem Courthouse: A New Tack for the City on a Landmark  (The New York Times, May 6, 1999)
Can Harlem’s Heritage Be Saved? (The New York Times, February 7, 1999)
Many City Streets are Little Known (The New York Times, April 25, 1920)

Other Resources

Harlem Community Justice Center (Center for Justice Innovation)
Center for Justice Innovation (YouTube Channel)
NYC’s District Prisons: 1800s – 1949 (NYCHS)
Virtual Tour of Harlem Prison at Harlem Court (NYCHS)
NYC Department of Administrative Services: Harlem Courthouse (NYC DCAS)
Before RMSC on Rikers Island, Before Women’s House in the Village, Female Inmates Stayed at Harlem Jail (NYCHS)
Sylvan Court (Wikipedia)
Six to Celebrate: Harlem Courthouse (Historic Districts Council)
Harlem Courthouse (Wikipedia)
Landmarks Preservation Commission Designation (August 2, 1967)