The facade of the 106th Precinct is just like many other police stations in the city with its brick, art-deco exterior and iconic lamps on either side of the main entrance.
But since last week, the building on 101st Street in Ozone Park has been wrapped in scaffolding, leaving nearby residents to wonder what was going on.
Frank Dardani, president of the 106th Precinct Community Council, said he was not aware of any planned work and the NYPD did not respond to requests for comment. But multiple sources say the work has something to do with cracks found in the building’s foundation.
The precinct is located only steps from the A elevated line over Liberty Avenue and passing trains often shake the building, which can cause problems with foundations.
The station house is still open and operational as the construction work continues.