The 40th Precinct Station House | BIG
An NYPD 40th precinct station house that has served the South Bronx for nearly a century could be replaced with new digs if Mayor de Blasios current budget proposal approved by the City Council next month. The 40th Precinct, covering Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris was singled out by de Blasio in his $73.9 billion budget proposal as being in desperate need of an updated facility. This new precinct will help strengthen police operations and support critical enforcement strategies as the NYPD works to keep our city safe, Viverito said in a statement. The old building includes row houses from the 1890s and the oldest public library in Bronx.