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Manhattan Criminal Courts Building at 100 Centre Street. Photo: Rick Kopstein/NYLJ

After 46 years of handling criminal appeals in the various departments of the Appellate Division, but mostly in the First and Second, I am taking a short moment to vent (finally). Anyone who believes that Manhattan is more sophisticated than say Queens needs to litigate a criminal appeal in the First and Second Departments pursuant to the appendix method or on the original record.

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