Long before Hill Street Blues, Homicide, and NYPD Blue, there was Ed McBain’s 87th PRECINCT. The series began in 1956. Manhattan’s 87th precinct forms the backdrop for this grim and gritty police drama based on the long-running series of novels by Ed McBain. Storylines focus on neighborhood crime, and the lives of the officers of the 87th and their families. This is the complete series of 30 episodes.