Earlier today, the Midtown Community Court held a lunch-time ceremony in the courtroom to honor individuals who have turned their lives around after participating in one of the Court's many programs -- job training, drug treatment, fatherhood, etc. I've been involved with Midtown in one way or another for 17 (!) years now, but I don't think I've ever been prouder of the institution than I was today. I defy any one to sit in the courtroom and watch fathers reunite with their children, former prostitutes celebrate escaping life on the streets, and former addicts talk about getting jobs and not be moved. Congrats to Judge Weinberg, Angela, Danielle, Jeff and the rest of the Midtown staff for making it happen.