The Charles S. Hirsch Center for Forensic Sciences opened in February 2007 at 421 East 26th Street (east of First Avenue) in Manhattan. The building is named after Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, who served as Chief Medical Examiner of New York City from 1989 to 2013, and championed the development and application of DNA in forensic science.
The Hirsch Center houses OCME's Forensic Biology Department, which runs the largest public DNA crime laboratory in North America. The building also houses other state-of-the-art laboratories, evidence facilities, and administrative offices.
View the location of the Hirsch Center in the map below.