Recently, the NYTimes offered a superficial and frustrating article entitled: “A Judgeship With Prestige, and, Oh, What a Grand Room“. The article fails to include any significant historical or architectural information about this building. On the bright side, at least the St. Ann’s “smoking lounge” didn’t get included in the photo.
The article did however emphasize the luxurious chambers of the presiding Justice and the extreme competition for being selected to fill the upcoming vacancy.
According to the NYTimes: “Judges say there is such a backstabbing competition to get the attention of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who is expected to fill the vacant position by spring, that fully half of the court’s 19 judges have applied for the job.”
On a personal note, it was almost exactly 18 years ago today, that I was sworn into the New York State Bar on a very snowy January morning. At least there is now a permanently installed ramp, which they didn’t have back then!