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 [...]

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, 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: Woman & Child Hit By SUV On UWS; Child Reportedly Killed & Teen Driver In Police Custody

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 [...]

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 [...]