I passed by the 62nd Precinct at 1925 Bath Avenue last week and just had to stop and take a photo. I’ve seen the building before, but with it being one of the first nice days of spring and a big, bright blue sky against the umber behemoth, it was set up for a nice shot.
The precinct – formerly the 70th Precinct, as the etched stonework reminds us – was built in 1905. It’s probably outdated as a modern police station house, but the building has far more charm and character than, say, the drab turd of a building that is the 61st Precinct on Coney Island Avenue.
Anyway, this is all to say that we’re kicking off a new semi-regular feature, called Buildings We Like. The Bensonhurst area has a ton of beautiful buildings spanning the gamut of New York architectural history. Of course, there’s a lot of not-so-pretty ones in between, so this is all to shine a spotlight as a reminder of what we have. If you have one you’d like to recommend, or want to send in a photo, just fire it off to nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.