The Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse is a courthouse in Manhattan. At 500 Pearl Street in Foley Square in the Civic Center neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, it houses the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and is the temporary home of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit while its Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse, located across the street, is renovated.
The courthouse was officially opened on June 3, 1996. U.S. Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Alfonse D'Amato, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Representative Jerrold Nadler, Second Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jon O. Newman, Southern District of New York Chief Judge Thomas P. Griesa attended the ceremony. The courthouse was renamed after Moynihan in 2000 under legislation sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer, and was officially rededicated on December 4, 2000. Moynihan worked to push Congress, the General Services Administration, and various New York City mayors to build the courthouse.
The exhibition "New York's Moynihan," presented by the Museum of the City of New York
, is located in the courthouse lobby. Using seven pillars, the exhibition documents Moynihan as "the Senator, the Man, the New Yorker, the Diplomat, the Presidential Cabinet Member, the Intellectual and the Author." 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.