Another view of the splendid staircase.
If there were competition to name the most beautiful staircases in NYC remaining from the late 1890s, Harlem Court:House's would have to be ranked among the top contenders.
The ex-jail and the former living quarters are not part of the restoration program. Those unrestored parts of the building are outside the mandate of those agencies.
However, to their and their staffs' credit, they demonstrate commendable civic interest in providing what information and assistance they can to researchers studying the history of the ex-jail and former living quarters.