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.”
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.”
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 [...]
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.
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.
UPDATE 7:00 pm: The Post has uploaded the video above showing the rescue effort. I believe it was filmed by tourists, who can’t help but notice the beautiful view of Central Park South at the 30-second mark… There’s another video from a different angle at the bottom of this post. Also, there are now reports [...]
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, [...]
Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed two banks on Broadway 15 minutes apart. One of the banks was previously robbed in May 2012.
MUW reader Jeanne recently spotted the sign above at the M66 bus stop at Amsterdam. The photo is a bit blurry, so here’s all the text if it’s not clear: