UWS Traffic Accident: Taxi Hits Motorcycle, Motorcycle Hits Camp Mini-Bus

Seems as though there was some bumper car action of sorts yesterday afternoon on Central Park West. Apparently a taxi in the northbound lane clipped a motorcyclist, who in turn skidded into the southbound lane and bumped into a mini-bus that was dropping off kids from a day camp. Thankfully, it seems as though no [...]

Actor Michael McKean Hit By Car On The Upper West Side

Bizarre, and almost tragic, celebrity incident on the Upper West Side yesterday: Actor Michael McKean was struck by a car at the corner of Broadway & 86th.

UPDATE: 21-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Inexplicably Hurling Himself From A Moving Taxi

Posted on Friday that a 21-year-old male was struck by a car at approximately 5:00 am near Columbus & 72nd. That story was updated with a bizarre twist over the weekend — it now appears the man in question actually threw himself from a moving taxi.

Chef Mario Batali’s Vespa Smashed On The UWS

Well here’s an odd bit of neighborhood celebrity “news”: Apparently Mario Batali’s beloved Vespa was smashed on the UWS last week.

UWS Subway Update: “Good Service” On 1/2/3 Line For Evening Commute Following Earlier Accident

Just a quick transportation update as the evening rush hour starts: The police investigation at the 72nd Street subway station (a result of two people being struck by a subway train in separate incidents this morning) is complete and service on the 1/2/3 line has returned to normal.

Upper West Side Dog Survives 4-Story Fall From Brownstone Roof On West End

What’s with Upper West Side pets falling from the sky? In June, a cat fell 12-stories and lived to meow the tale. Less than a month later, another cat fell 20 (twenty!) stories and survived, while a third cat survived a fall of inderterminate distance after being dropped by a hawk that picked him up [...]

Upper West Side Week In Review: 9/12 – 9/18/11

A round-up of some of the most popular posts from the past week: October Spa Week Reservations Now Available Fiery 3-Car Crash At Amsterdam & 104th Injures Six (With Video & Photo Gallery) Upper West Side Filming Location: Imogene (Great Cast!) Tickets For 3rd Annual NYC Wingfest At UWS Boast Basin Cafe Now On Sale [...]

Fiery 3-Car Crash At Amsterdam & 104th Injures Six (With Video & Photo Gallery)

This is slightly old news, but it happened over Labor Day weekend and I’m still trying to get caught up on posts. A three-car crash on Sunday, 9/4, left six people injured and caused a Jeep Liberty to burst into flames.

DOT Finally Starts Improvements On Upper West Side “Bowtie Of Death”

It looks like Department of Transportation crews are finally getting to work on the “bowtie of death” intersection at Broadway & 71st. With more than 60 accidents in the past two years, Transportation Alternatives has named it “the most dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side.”

Upper West Side Photo Of The Day: Taxi Crashes Into Central Park Horse Carriage

You’ll have to forgive the photo quality, but it’s actually pretty good considering it was taken at night from what looks about 20-30 feet away. I also had to blow it up a bit.