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 [...]
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 [...]
UPDATE 2:20 pm: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police; 4-Year-Old Confirmed Dead, Grandmother Seriously Injured UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo Details are still coming in about the accident at 97th & Amsterdam this morning that has reportedly killed a little girl and critically injured an adult with her. A reader who preferred to [...]
UPDATE 10:50 am: Photo Of Smashed SUV From This Morning’s Upper West Side Crash UPDATE 2:20 pm: Teenage Driver Fleeing Police, 4-Year-Old Confirmed Dead UPDATE 3:10 pm: 4-Year-Old Victim Identified As Ariel Russo Additional news is starting to come in regarding the accident at 97th & Amsterdam this morning. Different outlets have different details, but [...]
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 [...]
Was working on some stuff in my apartment a little earlier when I heard screeching tires, a crash, and some screams from outside. I went down to investigate and found a disturbing scene at 81st & Broadway, where a taxi apparently hit a food delivery guy riding a bicycle.
It’s been a while since the last UWS Schmuck Of The Week, but thankfully this guy came along. Talk about a wrong turn… MUW reader Kitty snapped this spectacular GPS FAIL in Riverside Park a few days ago.
One of the things I love about New York is that you never know what random thing you’re going to see at any given moment… If you were at the 66th Street/Lincoln Center subway station yesterday morning, you would have happened upon Grammy Award winner Michael Buble singing a capella. Daily News has a couple [...]
If you’re a bicyclist looking for some good karma, the 15th annual Blessing Of The Bikes takes place at the Cathedral Church Of St. John The Divine tomorrow morning (Saturday, 4/20). The blessing is open to people of all faiths (or no faith) — the event’s founder is Jewish.
Wrote back in January about Zypsee, a mobile app providing on-demand access to livery and black cars at near-taxi rates that is doing a beta launch on the Upper West Side. I’ve become friendly with the company’s founders in the time since that initial post and I’m happy to report they’re now offering a $10 [...]
There’s welcome news today for anyone commuting between the Upper West Side and southern Manhattan: Five months after Superstorm Sandy, 1 train service to South Ferry has been restored.
Sad story to start the day… A teenager celebrating his 18th birthday was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train last night while attempting to cross the tracks at the 79th Street subway station.