NYC Honorary Street Names

Children's Court

Children’s Court Way (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:At the northeast corner of Third Avenue and East 22nd Street
Honoree:  The Children's Court originated in 1902 as a part of the Court of Special Sessions, and was initially located in a building that stood at Third Avenue and 11th Street. It marked a significant advance in the humane treatment of troubled children and juvenile offenders. In 1915, the Children's Court became a separate judicial entity and on August 16, 1917, it opened its first session in a new courthouse at 137 East 22nd Street. This designation marks the Centennial of that opening. The Children's Court became part of the Family Court in a Statewide court reorganization in 1962. The former Children's Court building, erected 1912-16, is now part of the Baruch College campus of the City Unversity of New York. (Mendez)

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