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Archive for August, 2010

1st Precinct Council News

Friday, August 13th, 2010 Posted in 1st Precinct News | No Comments »

Chief Purtell and Liz Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance, at the NYPD Downtown Center opening

The 1st Precinct Scooter Task Force and the Downtown Alliance Security Division moved to new offices at 65 Broadway this week. Patrol Boro Manhattan South Chief Thomas Purtell, 1st Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Edward Winski, Scooter Task Force Commanding Officer Lt. Rob Rudolph were on hand to open the new NYPD Downtown Center.

The new offices are centrally located to the Financial District, Battery Park City, Greenwich South.

We wish them well in their new space.

Commanding Officer Edward Winski with Lt Rob Rudolph, Liz Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance, and Sgt Harvin of the Scooter Task Force.

Captain Paul Rasa, new Commanding Officer of Transit District 2

Assigned to Transit District 2 on 1/3/10
Previous commands: 49 Pct, Bronx Narcotics, 43 Pct, 115 Pct and Transit Manhattan Task Force
Transit District 2 covers 6 precincts: 1,5,6,10,13 and MTS, 36 Stations, 21 Lines and 44 posts (or subway stations)

Other news:

Captain Vincent Costagliola new Executive Officer of Transit District 2
Assigned to Transit District 2 on 4/19/10 former ICO (Integrity Control Officer) at our 1st Precinct

We wish them all well!

Pictured L-R: Council Member Margaret Chin attends the 1st Precinct Council meeting as we honor our March Cop-of-the-Month Officer Gene Schatz ( story below), 1st Pct Council VP Marc Ameruso, Transit District 2 Community Affairs Officer James Rudolph, 1st Precinct Community Affairs Officer Steve Rose, Detective Rick Lee, 1st Precinct Council President Anthony Notaro, Council Member Margaret Chin, Officer of the Month Gene Schatz, Executive Officer Joseph Panarisse

New 1st Pct. Commander Taking Hard Line With Late-Night Partiers

Thursday, August 12th, 2010 Posted in In the Press | No Comments »

By Matt Dunning, The Tribeca Trib
Since taking command of the NYPD’s 1st Precinct in June, Capt. Edward Winski has leapt to the frontline of confronting troublesome Lower Manhattan nightspots.

Two shooting incidents—at Soho’s Greenhouse nightclub in July and near the South Street Seaport in the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 7—plus a steady stream of noise complaints from around Downtown have led him to assemble a special nightlife “conditions” unit.

Winski reported on the new police unit to a Community Board 1 subcommittee on crime at its Aug. 9 meeting.

Read more online…

1st Precinct Celebrates National Night Out with Mayor Bloomberg and Commisssioner Kelly

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 Posted in National Night Out | No Comments »

Read the article about the day’s events at

Browse our photo gallery below from this year’s event.