US District Court • Southern District of New York

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Courthouse
New York, New York

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse

"Architecture is inescapably a political art for it reports faithfully for ages to come what the political values of a particular age were."
- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, (1923-2003)
On December 4, 2000, the United States Courthouse located at 500 Pearl Street was dedicated and so named in honor of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Statesman, United States Senator (1977-2001), Ambassador to United Nations (1975-1976) and Ambassador to India (1973-1975).

United States District Court
Southern District of New York

Daniel Patrick Moynihan
United States Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007-1312

Tel: (212) 805-0136

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Ruby J. Krajick
Clerk of Court

Edward Friedland
District Executive

Richard Wilson
Chief Deputy Clerk, Administrations

John Gencarello
Chief Deputy Clerk, Operations

United States District Judges

Chief Judge Colleen McMahon
Judge Ronnie Abrams
Judge Deborah A. Batts
Judge Richard M. Berman
Judge Vernon S. Broderick
Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald
Judge Valerie E. Caproni
Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr.
Judge P. Kevin Castel
Judge Denise L. Cote
Judge Paul A. Crotty
Judge George B. Daniels
Judge Paul A Engelmayer
Judge Katherine Polk Failla
Judge Jesse M. Furman
Judge Paul G. Gardephe
Judge Charles S. Haight
Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein
Judge Lewis A. Kaplan
Judge John F. Keenan
Judge John G. Koeltl
Judge Victor Marrero
Judge Alison J. Nathan
Judge J. Paul Oetken
Judge William H. Pauley III
Judge Loretta A. Preska
Judge Jed S. Rakoff
Judge Edgardo Ramos
Judge Lorna G. Schofield
Judge Louis L. Stanton
Judge Sidney H. Stein
Judge Richard J. Sullivan
Judge Laura Taylor Swain
Judge Analisa Torres
Judge Kimba M. Wood
Judge Gregory H. Woods

United States Magistrate Judges

Chief Magistrate Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein
Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron
Magistrate Judge James L. Cott
Magistrate Judge Kevin N. Fox
Magistrate Judge Debra Freeman
Magistrate Judge Martin R. Goldberg
Magistrate Judge Robert W. Lehrburger
Magistrate Judge Barbara Moses
Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn
Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker
Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman
Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang

As he officiated the ceremonial proceedings, Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, remarked, “…it is a hope that all of us share that by linking this superb building to the magnificent public service of Senator Moynihan, it will inspire future generations of young people who contemplate embarking upon a career of public service.... This is indeed a proud moment for the courts of the Second Circuit, and particularly the District Court for the Southern District of New York, the oldest district court in the nation – the Mother Court as we like to call it – and the principal occupant of this magnificent courthouse.”

Visitors may view the exhibition, New York’s Moynihan, located in the lobby of the courthouse. Using seven pillars, the exhibition reports faithfully the life and the distinguished career of Daniel Patrick Moynihan - the Senator, the Man, the New Yorker, the Diplomat, the Presidential Cabinet Member, the Intellectual and the Author. It is part of a larger exhibition presented by The Museum of the City of New York. Contact or visit the Office of the District Executive, located on the eighth floor of the courthouse, to obtain more information about the exhibit.

The Office of the Clerk is located on the first floor. Please refer to the courthouse directory for the location of a court unit.

The courthouse is open between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Clerk’s Office opens for business at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m.  Court Security Officers will open the courthouse doors at 8:00 a.m. and close these doors at 5:00 p.m.  Please allow extra time to pass through the security screening. Cell phones, tape recorders and cameras are prohibited inside the courthouse.