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.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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.
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 [...]
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).
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Crazy scene at the 72nd Street 1/2/3 subway station yesterday morning as an attempted robbery unfolded during the morning rush hour commute. The incident apparently ended with the suspect getting pepper sprayed by police on the platform.
It was big news last month (coverage here & here) when P.S. 87 teacher’s aide Gregory Atkins was arrested on charges that he had sexually assaulted a student. Yesterday, in Manhattan Supreme Court, he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The new Brooks Brothers (2381 Broadway, between 87th & 88th), first mentioned back in November, officially opened last week. They were aiming to be open by February and their signage had said “Spring 2012,” so if you split the difference it appears they were able to meet their goals.