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This Feb. 25, 2014 file photo shows New York Knicks basketball player Raymond Felton during his night court appearance, in criminal court in New York.  (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch, Pool) This Feb. 25, 2014 file photo shows New York Knicks basketball player Raymond Felton during his night court appearance, in criminal court in New York. (AP Photo/New York Post, Steven Hirsch, Pool)
By JENNIFER PELTZ
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - It's one of New York's more unusual tourist traditions: watching night court in Manhattan.

In a city synonymous with theaters and nightlife, it's not uncommon to find vacationers spending part of an evening straining to decode the methodical hubbub of arraignments in one of the nation's busiest courts.

Manhattan's night court has become established as a niche tourist attraction, noted in tour guides and travel websites.

Many residents may hope never to wind up there. But some travelers see it as gritty entertainment, hard-knocks education or a chance to experience real-life law and order on a New York scale.

Jenny Baumann recently visited night court on her first trip to New York. She's from Munich.

She says it was "very interesting to hear real cases."

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