Surprisingly pleasant jury duty. Strong wifi in public places and a stocked vending machine. Plus farmers market outside.
Wifi is only in the attorneys lounge.
The Foursquare tips are the best thing about this experience.
Bring dollas. Even water is costly.
That constant beeping sound from behind a closed door in the juror's lounge will not stop for the entire time you're here. Presumably it's been going on since the courthouse was built in 1846. Enjoy!
The bathrooms are disgusting but the wifi is free and reliable! Bring your laptop.
be prepared to wait for a long time
There are entrances on all sides of the building. Come in through the side and you won't have any security line at all (only works after 9 am though).
The elevators and justice here are surprisingly slow
It's amazing how incompetent the American people are.
The clerk giving instructions is hilarious
Grand jury witness waiting room on the 16th floor has a GREAT view!
Get here early to watch all the shenanigans!!!
Like waiting? Come here! Its got the highest per capita waiting of any Brooklyn hot spot!
Give blood. They dismiss you right away. See you in 8 years!
If you get up on the higher floors, there's a stunning view!
The intro video about to jury duty is amazing
Black and White cookies in the vending machine! I <3 NYC
Back entrance is the fastest. Hardly no line.
One of the best views of Manhattan from Downtown BK.
Pack a lunch if you are serving jury duty. The elevators are packed during lunch break.
Someone should start selling good coffee & sandwiches here!
It's a new year so of course that means it's time for jury duty!
It's like the DMV you can't leave.
Can't go to Macy's during cigarette break 10 minutes... Clerk has ways of knowing. Don't comeback asking him questions w a cappuccino from Starbucks. I love this guy <3
The clerk is pretty entertaining ....
On court day, enter through Adams Street to try to beat long security lines. Be prepared to wait a long time for an elevator. Not all floors have stair access.
free wifi and no issues using their wall outlets!
Days go on forever
Hope that you don't get stuck with attorneys who hate each other. Waiting for judges to resolve a jury selection takes eons.
Get attorney pass its worth it...
No sleep till brooklyn.
No need to question thee authority
nullify all low-level drug offenses.
Bring "My Cousin Vinny" to watch while waiting and keep repeating the part when he says "ladies and gentlemen of the ju ju jureh."
Food and drink are allowed in if you're serving jury duty, even during the selection process. Don't throw your iced coffee away.
Be patient and make the most of jury duty service. If you do, you'll really enjoy it and learn a lot!
Always bring a reading materials to keep you busy... Especially here! Smh.
Make sure you have a GREAT book to read. If you don't like reading, bring your ipod.
Come for the summons; stay for the orientation video.
Try the vending machine coffee.
No food or drink in the building. Get your coffee before you show up for jury duty.
Saw the man who maintains the hot drink machine take a pair of scissors and break up the hardened sugar and drink mix. He then wiped the scissors off with his hands. Yuk!
Don't forget your phone/laptop chargers, headphones, reading materials etc! ;)
Order Chipotle (super close) via app prior to 1pm so you can pick up your order and skip the line during the court allotted lunch break of 1-2pm.
Actually pretty speedy wifi. 14mbs down & 21 up! SSID UCS_Public_Access
Attention jury duty peeps. NO BODY wants to be here, you're not any more special than the rest. Bring a book, charge your phone, bring your laptop. (Wifi here). Its going to be a long and boring ride.
If you're lucky enough to have an iPad, bring it. It will help the mind-numbing boringness you will experience here. Free wifi.