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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

UWS CRIME: Large Spike Seen In Upper West Side Felonies During 2012

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, [...]

UWS CRIME: Woman Allegedly Sexually Assaulted In Great Hill Area Of Central Park

A 35-year-old woman was allegedly the victim of a sexual assault early Saturday morning in Central Park. The incident took place in almost the exact same spot where a woman was stabbed and three police officers were hurt earlier this month, although the crimes are unrelated.

UWS Papasito Denied Liquor License Renewal; Likely To Close In Coming Months

UPDATE 1/2/13: Papasito officially closed UPDATE 4/10/13: Riverside Liquor relocating to former Papasito space Looks like the saga of Papasito Mexican Bar & Agave Grill is coming to an end. The restaurant, located at 2728 Broadway (between 104/105), has drawn the ire of neighbors and Community Board 7 for more than a year. Now comes [...]

UWS Crime: 19-Year-Old Woman Reports Being Raped In Riverside Park At 97th; Police Investigating

Police are investigating claims that a 19-year-old woman was attacked an raped early Monday morning in Riverside Park. The incident is said to have taken place around 2:30 am Monday, near Dinosaur Playground (around 96th/96t Streets).

UWS SRO Stabbing Update: Man Charged In Case Is Army Vet With History Of Mental Health Problems

Posted yesterday that a man was found stabbed to death inside a hotel near Broadway & West 93rd on Friday afternoon. That news reminded me that DNAinfo recently ran a brief profile on Bernardo Paulino, the man accused of second-degree murder at the Camden Resident Hotel (205 W. 95th) on 7/20.

UPDATE: 56-Year-Old Man Stabbed On UWS; Critically Injured

UPDATE 7/23: UWS Stabbing Update: Victim Confirmed Dead, Attacker Charged With Second-Degree Murder The DNAinfo post cited below originally listed the victim in “critical condition.” The article was changed later in the day after this MUW post went up to indicate the victim had died. I’m keeping this post “as is” — for the latest [...]

BREAKING: Report Of Stabbing Death On West 95th

UPDATE: Tweets from @NYScanner and @NYCityAlerts confirm stabbing. Police apparently have the suspect in custody. There’s reference to “a crime scene being established,” but no confirmation on the victim’s condition. UPDATE: 206 W. 95th appears to be the “Camden Resident Hotel” — multiple sources list it as an SRO. Per a comment on Yelp, it [...]