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by Peter Moskos

March 21, 2011

New York Police Station Architecture

The other day my wife and I were walking down a street near we live and I stopped across the street from a handsome old brick building.


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"I bet that used to be the police station," I said.

"How do you know?"

"I don't know."

I didn't know how I knew. But I knew. It just looked like an old police station--how police stations are supposed to look.

And then I noticed the police shield in the brickwork between the 2nd and 3rd floor. It was the old police station.

The Times has a story about beautiful old monuments to the "Wielders of the Club." This actually isn't one of them, but I'm still happy to have it around. Hanac, by the way, is the "Hellenic-American Neighborhood Action Committee."

3 comments:

VICPOL Intelligence Analyst said...

This is the old Northcote police station in Melbourne (Australia):

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Northcote+VIC&aq=0&sll=-37.769799,144.999104&sspn=0.024357,0.055232&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Northcote+Victoria&ll=-37.775091,144.996872&spn=0,0.055232&z=15&layer=c&cbll=-37.775116,144.996976&panoid=MXg70rAyMj1jHpENhG0iVg&cbp=13,10.83,,0,-9.16

PCM said...

Cool. That place looks haunted!

ajlounyinjurylaw said...

You're right, it does look like an old police station.