Cops Moving Several Offices Across the Street to 375 Pearl Street
Terence Cullen May 20, 2015, 4:20 p.m.
It’s official; the police are busting out of 1 Police Plaza. At least some of them are.
The NYPD is moving several units from its headquarters to 18,000 square feet at 375 Pearl Street between Avenue of the Finest and Madison Street, The New York Post reported. Offices for the federal monitor, inspector general and compliance units will move to the 22nd floor of the City Hall-area building.
Asking rents are $43 per square foot, the paper noted. The space will have 70 work stations.
A representative from the Sabey Data Center Properties, which bought the 32-story tower from Verizon in 2011 (the phone company still owns a floor), did not immediately return Commercial Observer’s request for comment.
Sabey announced last year it would renovate the top 15 floors of the building, as CO reported. That renovation included new and replaced windows on nearly every side of the tower.
The police also has to leave 130 Cedar Street—where its World Trade Center Command Center—by the end of the year when its lease runs out. The round-the-clock counter terrorism unit is moving, however, to 3,000 square feet at 90 Pine Street, the Post reported, about half a mile away.
The inspector general’s office is one of the newest units within the department after it was created in 2013. City Councilmembers passed a bill to form the new office as a way to review policing policies, despite push back from then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg.