First Precinct Police Station

First Precinct Police Station (HMRL0)

Location: New York, NY 10005 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.243', W 74° 0.522'

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Exploring Downtown

— 100 Old Slip; Hunt & Hunt, Architects, 1909-1911 —

Downtown's East River shipping history still resonates in the names of half a dozen streets called slips - originally inlets carved into the island, where ships were tied up at either side to unload merchandise. Eventually filled in and paved, Old Slip, Coenties Slip, Peck Slip and others further north remain noticeably wider than adjoining streets.

The newly created street at Old Slip belonged to the City of New York. In its center, the City erected two public buildings: the First Precinct police station, modeled after the 15th-century palazzo Medici-Riccardi in Florence, and a firehouse which once stood next to it. The firehouse has long since been demolished, but the police station survives, and now houses The New York City Police Museum.

Recreating the look and feel of an old precinct house, the Police Museum maintains exhibits including uniforms, shields, firearms, motorcycles, and such artifacts as a machine gun used by Al Capone's gang, and a special exhibit honoring the heroic police response to September 11. 2001.
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HM NumberHMRL0
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Placed ByThe Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 5:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583742 N 4506377
Decimal Degrees40.70405000, -74.00870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.243', W 74° 0.522'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 14.58" N, 74° 0' 31.32" W
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Area Code(s)212, 646, 917, 347, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-26 Old Slip, New York NY 10005, US
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