UWS CRIME: Woman Mugged By Three Inside Columbus Circle Subway Station

Scary situation inside the Columbus Circle subway station last night, where a 34-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on the platform as she exited an uptown D train. DNAinfo has the details on the incident that occurred around 1:30 am. The victim was apparently sprayed with an unknown substance, punched, and had her bag stolen. [...]

2013 UWS CRIME STATISTICS: Felonies Down For The Year, Still Way Above 2011 Levels

With 2013 in the books, it’s time to take a look at Upper West Side crime statistics for the year that was. The good news is that neighborhood precincts showed a modest downturn in major crime during the year. Through December 29th, the 20th and 24th precincts — which cover 59th to 110th Streets, between [...]

UWS CRASH UPDATE: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo

DNAinfo has identified the 4-year-old victim of this morning’s Upper West Side crash as Ariel Russo. Per DNA: Upper West Side neighbors of the grandmother described her and little Ariel as inseparable, taking frequent walks with one another. “The family went everywhere together. They were always together,” said Shirley Williams, the tenants association president of [...]

UWS CRASH UPDATE: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police Kills 4-Year-Old Girl At Amsterdam & 97th

UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo It’s been about six hours since the tragic incident at Amsterdam & 97th this morning. Various news outlets are still reporting slightly different details, but this much is clear: A 4-year-old girl was killed and her grandmother seriously injured when they were struck by an SUV [...]

DEVELOPING: 3-Year-Old Hit By Car On UWS At Amsterdam & 97th

UPDATE 9:34 am: Just saw tweets from @NYCityAlerts and @NYScanner indicating three people were hit by the car (including the child) @NYCityAlerts: West 97 St & Amsterdam Ave. 3 pedestrians struck by a vehicle, 1 child removed in critical condition. NYPD Hwy CIS requested. @NYScanner: West 97 St & Amsterdam Ave 3 Pedestrian Struck 1 [...]

UWS CRIME: Broadway Dunkin’ Donuts Robbed At Gunpoint

Disturbing news to start the week: DNAinfo reports that the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2424 Broadway (between 89th & 90th) was robbed by a gun-toting thief last night. The incident occurred around 10:00 pm. There were no injuries and the crook, who remains at large this morning, got away with “an undetermined amount of money.”

UPDATE: Police Have Upper West Side Armed Robber/Mugger Suspect In Custody

Wrote last month about the NYPD’s search for man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the UWS. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with either a gun or knife. Police say they now have the man in custody.

UWS Chase Robbery Just The Most Recent In String Of Broadway Bank Heists In West 90s & 100s

Posted earlier about a robbery at the Chase bank at 2551 Broadway this afternoon (between 95th & 96th). I just went through the MyUpperWest archives and noticed that banks along Broadway in the West 90s & 100s have been involved in what seems like an inordinate number of robberies during the past 18 months: Chase [...]

DEVELOPING: Upper West Side Bank Robbery At Broadway Chase Near W. 96th

UPDATE: Chase Robbery Just The Most Recent In String Of Broadway Bank Heists In West 90s & 100s Just got word from MUW reader Stacy about some police activity at the Chase at 2551 Broadway (between 95th & 96th). Looks like there was a robbery (or attempted robbery) around 1:00 pm. @Breaking911 and @NYCityAlerts posted [...]

Upper West Side Purse Snatcher Caught On Camera

Got the following note from MUW reader Gretchen a little while ago: Last night, 5/9/13, the woman pictured in the attached security footage stole a purse from a patron at the Parlour on 250 W. 86th St. It’s been reported to the police. We’re hoping that friends and neighbors in the community can help track [...]