The Brooklyn Paper reports that the strip of parkland near the Adams Street courthouses will no longer be used as a driveway/parking lot of judges:
Brooklyn Paper: Judges End…: Over the next two months, city workers will install an entrance into the judge’s actual parking lot so that the robed jurists can directly access the lot from Joralemon Street instead of using a bluestone-tiled pathway as a driveway and overflow lot.
The driveway is not a parking lot at all, but a walkway into Columbus Park from Joralemon Street. But judges, citing security concerns after 9-11, seized the fenced-off space for their cars.
Reclaiming the space is a victory for the community, park advocates said. And even acting Administrative Judge Abe Gerges, who fought to maintain the driveway-like space for his court employees, called the compromise satisfactory.