Brooklyn, one building at a time.
Name: NYPD 67th Precinct, FDNY Engine 248-Battalion 41
Address: 2820-2900 Snyder Avenue
Cross Streets: Nostrand and Rogers avenues
Year Built: 1971
Architectural Style: Brutalist
The story: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both Brooklyn and New York City accorded their fire and police departments fine buildings. The philosophy was that these vital services reflected on the cities themselves, and should be architectural structures that did those cities proud. When visitors came here, any citizen, whether great or humble, could point to a police station or fire house and say, “This is what our city built for my safety and well-being. Aren’t they beautiful and impressive?”
When Brooklyn became part of Greater NYC, that tradition continued. Some of our finest architects vied for the privilege of designing stations that are today beloved and protected landmarks. These stations were so valued that despite changes in policing or firefighting, many of them were remodeled and are still in use. (more…)