Here the Google shot is taken facing northeast towards Foley Square. You see the north wing of the building and some of the famous court houses in the area. The pointed white building toward the left side of the picture is the "Tombs" just north of Worth Street: the location of the abandoned IRT Worth Street Station. Foley Square and its surrounding buildings, courts and steps is the backdrop of many TV crime related programs such as (Crime Scene Investigation)?
The IRT Brooklyn Bridge Station is just below the street while the BMT Chambers Street Station, which was the last stop of the Culver Line and some other BMT subway routes at times is underneath the Municipal Building.