Part I: Buster and Topsy, the Rival Police Cat Mascots On the evening of December 6, 1911, the men of the old Eldridge Street police precinct in New York City’s Lower East Side moved into the brand-new station house occupied by the men of the old Delancey Street precinct. The large modern building at the corner of Clinton and […]
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Tags: Cat Stories, Lower East Side, New York History, NYPD, police cats, police mascots
Tags: Brooklyn Rapid Transit strike, Eighth Precinct, Leonard Lispenard, Leonard Street Station, Lispenard's Meadows, New York History, Old New York
For the policemen of Manhattan’s Leonard Street Station, doing strike duty in Brooklyn meant spending a lot of time riding on the trolley cars looking for trouble. It was during this week that they “adopted” a big, brown, shaggy dog who would change their lives for the better. They named him Strike.
Tags: 42nd Precinct, Arrowhead Inn, Benjamin Riley, Hendrick Oblienis, Jacob Arden, New York History, NYPD history, Robert C. Rathbone
In June 1912, New York City Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo created a new 42nd Precinct to serve the people of the rapidly developing northern tip of Manhattan. In July 1913, the 207 policemen of the 42nd Precinct packed up their gear and moved into the old Guion/Rathbone house on Haven Avenue at West 177th Street.
Tags: 42nd Precinct, Arrowhead Inn, Benjamin Riley, New York History, NYPD history, Robert C. Rathbone, Suburban Riding and Driving Club, Washington Heights
For Lady Alice, Sir Tom, and the men of the 42nd Precinct, life was good in the old Rathbone mansion at 177th Street and Haven Avenue in Washington Heights.