NYPD 9th Precinct
|Common name||9th Precinct|
|Motto||The Fighting Ninth|
|Operations jurisdiction||New York, New York|
|Size||0.75 sq mi|
New York City, New York|
East Village, Alphabet City, Loisaida and NoHo
321 East 5th Street|
New York City, New York
|Parent agency||New York City Police Department|
The Ninth Precinct of the New York City Police Department is a police precinct in New York City. It is one of 77 NYPD patrol areas. Its boundaries are East 14th Street to the north, Broadway to the west, East Houston Street to the south and the East River to the east. It is three-quarters of a square mile in area, and it covers the neighborhoods commonly referred to as the East Village, Alphabet City, Loisaida and NoHo.
The Ninth Precinct's nickname is "The Fighting Ninth".
The precinct was originally designated as the Fifteenth Precinct. When a new station-house, which was designed by the firm of Hoppin & Koen in 1912, was built at 321 East 5th Street, the Fifteenth Precinct's numbers were carved into the sidewalk pediment. The Fifteenth Precinct became the Ninth in 1929 during a citywide renumbering of precincts.
The station-house was closed in May 2002 and demolished. A new, taller building was erected and the original stone facade was re-installed. While the station-house was being rebuilt, the 9th Precinct moved to 130 Avenue C and shared the building with PSA 4, a Housing Police unit that serves the area of Manhattan south of 59th Street. The "Fighting Ninth" moved into its new station-house at 321 East 5th Street on May 18, 2007.
- Astor Place Riot
- New York Draft Riots
- Tompkins Square Park Riot
- The theft of A T Stewart's body
- The Daniel Rakowitz case
- The Jack Abbott case
In popular culture
The facade of the precinct's stationhouse at 321 East 5th Street has been used as the setting for several police television series, including Kojak, Cagney and Lacey, NYPD Blue, Castle, and Person of Interest. The precinct is called the 15th in NYPD Blue because those numbers can still be seen carved into the restored sidewalk pediment. The stationhouse facade was also used in the film Glitter.