Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney joined Tuesday to cut ribbon on the recently renovated Central Park Precinct station house, the national and New York City landmark that since 1936 has served as base for New York City’s 22nd Precinct, which was redesignated “Central Park Precinct” in 1968.
“With the opening today of the beautifully restored Central Park Precinct Station, we have updated a police station that dates back to 1936,” said Bloomberg. “The newly restored precinct gives officers in Central Park an expanded and modernized working environment and conserves many beautiful architectural elements that distinguish this 19th century building.”
“The city’s oldest precinct is now wired for the latest computer and communications technology, with new phones and computers and better heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It also has a new lobby and main desk, with additional space for officers to better serve the public,” Kelly said. “It brings a 19th century station house into the 21st century.”
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