New Times Square NYPD Station

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NYPD Unveils Redesigned Times Square Substation

November 19, 2018 - 7:46 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Just in time for the busy holiday season, the NYPD unveiled its new Times Square Substation Monday.

The substation has remained virtually unchanged since 1993, but now aims to appeal to tourists with images of the department’s history and heroes.

“Police officer who work out of this substation, deserve to have on of the most visible and photographic facilities. We have redesigned and updated in a way that will allow them to better engage with all the people we serve,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said.

The iconic building on West 43rd Street underwent a $6 million renovation, part of which was paid for by corporate donations to the New York police foundation.

Improvements include new information kiosks for visitors, 16 additionally surveillance cameras and the ability to access the roof, according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner Vincent Grippo.

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“For event coverage, and for surveillance as well, they will have added capability,” Grippo said of the new improvements.

The iconic blue neon sign and mosaic mural were left intact in the renovation.