Day 437


March 11th, 2013

As we were reminded not too long ago at the Organ & Flattery house in Kingsbridge Heights, NYC's police precincts have been renumbered multiple times over the years. We can trace the changes here at the 42nd Precinct just by examining the station's facade. At the top of the first floor is a plaque stating the precinct number when the building was erected: 36. Up on the frieze, you can see that the 36 was at some point changed to a 46, but apparently it wasn't deemed worthwhile to make any further modifications up there when the precinct later acquired its current number, which can be found just above the main entrance.

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