UPDATE: Some Notes On The Upper West Side Citibank Fire (With Video)

A quick update on Saturday’s massive UWS fire that destroyed a Citibank and forced neighboring businesses to temporarily close: MUW reader Don recently stopped by the scene and sent in this note:

Five-Alarm Fire Breaks Out At UWS Citibank, Damages Neighboring Businesses

RELATED: UWS PHOTO OF THE DAY: FDNY Battling Blaze At Broadway & 111th UPDATE 1/16: Some Notes On The Upper West Side Citibank Fire (With Video) Scary scene at Broadway & 111th this morning, as a fire broke out in a Citibank just after 5:00 am and grew into a five-alarm blaze requiring nearly 200 [...]

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 [...]

IMPORTANT: Health Department Warns Of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure At 97th Street Westside Market

Well here’s some disconcerting news to start the weekend: Customers who purchased pre-cut fruit from the Westside Market at 2589 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) between 8/9 & 8/22 are urged to get a hepatitis A vaccination as a precaution due to possible contamination from an infected worker. Below is the full press release from [...]

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 [...]

NYPD Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Package On Upper West Side

Got a bunch of messages from readers about a large police presence in the vicinity of Broadway & 97th last night. It appears that NYPD ESU and bomb squad units were in the neighborhood investigating a “suspicious package.”

Two Stabbed In UWS Melee At Columbus & 110th

Not a lot of details on this, but apparently two people were stabbed early Sunday morning during some sort of street fight at Columbus Avenue & 110th Street. DNAinfo reports the incident tool place around 12:50 am Sunday and “drew dozens to the intersection and seemed to involve two unknown groups of people.” The victims [...]

Police Searching For Armed Serial Mugger/Robber On The Upper West Side

UPDATE 5/16: Police Have Upper West Side Armed Robber/Mugger Suspect In Custody Some disturbing news to start the day: Police are searching for the man pictured above in connection with ten armed robberies/muggings on the Upper West Side. In each case, the suspect allegedly followed his victim into their building before holding them up with [...]

Teenager Celebrating 18th Birthday Struck & Killed By Subway At Upper West Side 79th Street Station

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.