Best Air-Conditioned Venue for Free Reality-Based Entertainment - 2001
New York State Criminal Court House
For a fine, wholesome day of reality-based entertainment, I turn my television off and head downtown to the NEW YORK STATE CRIMINAL COURT HOUSE. There\'s 17 floors, and bound to be a thriller somewhere. Rape, murder, crack whores, theft, Puffy . . . it\'s all here. Don\'t be bashfulthese courts are yours (air-conditioned too), so come when you wantthere\'s always a good seat. Notice how many incompetent lawyers and patronizing judges we have. Watch a witness sweat it out on the stand and beleaguered family members really cry. Popcorn is permitted. No cases from noon to 1. To volunteer for jury duty, see fifth floor.