6. Theodore Roosevelt’s Desk is in the NYPD Commissioner’s Office

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton-Theodore Roosevelt Desk-Manhattan-NYCPhoto via Twitter/CommissBratton

Theodore Roosevelt served as the President of the NYPD Board of Commissioners from 1895 to 1899. During this time, he enacted a number of reforms that transformed the corrupt city agency and walked through each police beat to ensure officers were doing their jobs (and palled around with reformer Jacob A. Riis).  Theodore Roosevelt’s desk remains at 1 Police Plaza and has been used by the police commissioners that followed him, such as the current Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton.