Updated: Aug 29
There's a debate about the fountain in front of the Courthouse and whether or not it should stay or taken out to update the 'park' to make it more convenient for children and others to have an area to play, lounge, etc.
While we, at Art of the Barber, do love the idea of bringing a lush green space to the area, it seems counterintuitive to get rid of the beautiful fountain that is a part of our history.
The original building was built in 1874, it was remodeled in 1904 and again throughout the 2000's. The courthouse was considered one of the most important buildings in Queens County. It's quite beautiful, but easy to miss as we hurry down Jackson Avenue.
What do you think? Take a look next time you are in the area.
Photo taken by our team member last week, in July 2020.