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. [...]
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 [...]
While I think of the Upper West Side as a safe place to live, year-end NYPD statistics show a large uptick in felony crime. The 20th and 24th precincts — covering 59th to 110th Streets, between Central Park and the Hudson — saw a total of 2,095 serious crimes (i.e., murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, [...]
Following-up on a disturbing story from last November about Marion Hedges, a prominent Upper West Side real estate agent and philanthropist. Ms. Hedges, 47, was struck in the head with a shopping cart thrown by two 12-year-old boys from an elevated pedestrian bridge while shopping at the East River Plaza last October. There’s been additional [...]
UPDATE 1/31/13: Upper West Side Saw Dramatic 18% Increase In Felony Crime In 2012 Catching up on some news that came out over the holidays… While felony crime throughout NYC as a whole was up a tiny fraction in 2011 (0.2%), the Upper West Side showed a marked decrease. The NYPD’s 20th Precinct, which covers [...]
Tragic and disturbing story this morning of an Upper West Side woman who was the victim of a completely senseless crime. Prominent real estate agent and philanthropist Marion Hedges was struck in the head with a shopping cart thrown by two 12-year-old boys from an elevated pedestrian bridge.
This story kind of got buried by Irene, but police are looking for a violent mugger who targets elderly men. He’s wanted in at least five attacks so far, several of which have occurred in or around subway stations.
DNAinfo and The Columbia Spectator are both following up on the brutal attack that took place at Columbia earlier this month (covered previously here and here). Ash Sinha, a 28 year-old Columbia B-School student, is charged with allegedly punching, kicking, and biting a woman outside the Columbia campus at 116th Street and Broadway during the [...]