The NY Times visited Room 129 at Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday, "It is one of the rooms on the main floor of the courthouse where many of the men and women arrested in Manhattan are arraigned," finding it humming with activity, even though it was New Year's Eve.

A 16-year-old Bronx high school student was hit with multiple charges, including possession of a weapon and consumption of alcohol in a public place: "It all started with a trip to McDonald’s. Joseph and his friends were walking to get some food on Broadway near 157th Street in Washington Heights about 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Police officers observed him carrying an uncapped bottle of DonQ Cristal rum, according to court documents, and found two knives in his jacket." Apparently one knife was the teen's—he'd been jumped before and wanted to be prepared next time—and the other knife was his cousin's—he was carrying it because the knife would have made the cousin's coat bulge.

And then there was a 29-year-old man who was arraigned for "urinating in the West Fourth Street subway station about 3 a.m." Hasani Powell told the Times, "I had to go really bad. I tried to hold it."