The courthouse has been lit up like Times Square all night for months now - and the building isn't even being used yet.
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"While the city is encouraging New Yorkers to save energy and make our city cleaner and greener, an empty government building has all of its lights on," said Betsy Gotbaum, the city's public advocate. "That's absolutely unacceptable. Here's a simple tip to the city: turn off your lights."
For years, construction problems have plagued the new courthouse, built on a three-block site at E. 161st St. near the Grand Concourse.
By one estimate, the building is two years behind schedule and $75 million over budget.