23rd Precinct

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The 23rd Precinct is a precinct police station in New York City. It is also the base of the Clock Tower, former home to the Manhattan Clan.

History

By 1994, Matt Bluestone, Elisa Maza, Morgan Morgan, Phil Travanti, and Maria Chavez all worked at the 23rd Precinct (Officer Morgan was transferred there on October 25th). [1]

As of 1996, after the events on the Hunter's Moon, it is also the headquarters of the Gargoyle Taskforce, headed by Matt Bluestone, advised by Margot Yale. Aside from the GTF, it presumably sees regular Manhattan police work. ("Invitation Only")

Production Background

Michael Reaves is likely the writer to have given the police precinct its number. [2] Greg Weisman has written that there was an effort to portray the work at the 23rd Precinct realistically. For example, Elisa Maza's investigations might take her beyond the precinct's boundaries, but she only began investigating crimes that occured within those boundaries. [3]

Real World Background

Coincidentally, while the show was on the air, the actual 23rd Precinct building in New York City had (as recently as 2007) a facade of a castle. [4] Currently, the building now houses the Traffic Control Division for the NYPD. [5]

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