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 [...]

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.”

ROW BOAT FAIL: Couple Falls Into Central Park Lake, Drawing Large Rescue Response

Well this must have been more than a little embarrassing… A couple fell out of a row boat and into the Central Park lake yesterday afternoon, drawing a rather large FDNY and NYPD response, including helicopters, to the scene.

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.

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 [...]

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.”

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 [...]

Accused UWS “Killer Nanny” Deemed Mentally Fit For Trial

Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of killing 2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucia (Lulu) Krim in their Upper West Side apartment in October, has been found fit to stand trial. The decision was based on reports by two psychiatrists and announced in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier today.

Body Pulled From Hudson River Near Upper West Side 79th Street Boat Basin

The NYPD Harbor Unit pulled the body of a 25-year-old man out of the Hudson River on Monday afternoon. Found near the 79th Street Boat Basin, early reports indicate the death may have been a suicide.