Assailant Stabs Two Men Near Bustling Amsterdam Avenue Corner

The corner near Peacefood Cafe was anything but peaceful Tuesday night around 9:50 … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Writing Fewer Traffic Tickets on UWS; Community Board Calls for Increased Focus on Street Safety

The NYPD’s 20th and 24th Precincts on the Upper West Side have been issuing fewer moving violation summonses to drivers [including e-bikers] even as traffic increases during the city’s post-Covid-19 comeba … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Officers Share How They ID’d Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested Thursday

A suspect in a spree of five recent bank robberies -- four on the Upper West Side -- was arrested Thursday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Checks in on Crime, Answers Questions about ‘Sense of Disorder’ In the Community

Commanding officers from the three New York City Police Department (NYPD) precincts that encompass the Upper West Side came tog … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shots Fired Early Saturday Morning in West 60s

Multiple shots rang out around 4:59 a.m. Saturday morning near 248 W. 62nd Street at West End Avenue, home to the NYCHA Amsterdam Houses develo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Alleged Knifepoint Robbers Arrested Are 14 and 16 Years Old

Through a coordinated effort by the NYPD 20th and 24th Precincts, two alleged perpetrators of a pair of knifepoint robberies that occurred … Read the rest of this entry >>

Robber Steals $500 from Citibank, Police Say

At around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, a man entered the Citibank at 170 West 72nd Street near Bro … Read the rest of this entry >>

Delivery Workers Protest for More Protection After Robberies

Delivery workers protested at the intersection of 72nd Street and Broadway on Thursday, asking that more attention be paid to a series of e-bike t … Read the rest of this entry >>

Technology and Old-Fashioned Shoe Leather Came Together In Window-Smash Arrest

Here is a firsthand account by Captain Neil Zuber, 20th Precinct commander, of the capture of the man who allegedly smashed the windows of the Eyewi … Read the rest of this entry >>

How Local Cops Broke the E-Bike Case: ‘I Floored It,’ Captain Says

On Tuesday night, officers of the 20th Precinct apprehended two alleged robbers who have been terrorizing electric bike — e-bike — r … Read the rest of this entry >>

44-Year-Old Man Shot to Death Inside 70 Amsterdam Avenue

Cedric Bennett, 44, was found shot to death underneath the lobby stairwell of 70 Amsterdam Avenue, within the Amsterdam Houses, on Wedn … Read the rest of this entry >>

12 People Arrested in Drug Bust on Monday

On Monday, August 31st, between 4:35 pm and 8 pm, narcotics detectives from the 20th Precinct arrested 12 sellers and buyers of controlled substances and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Woman Stabbed at Subway Station; Assailant at Large

A 41-year-old woman was stabbed in the upper right shoulder while standing at a MetroCard kiosk inside the 72nd and Broadway subway st … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Commander Says Barricades Blocking 82nd Street Are Still Necessary; ‘Clearly the Threat Has Not Yet Passed’

Some Upper West Siders have been perplexed about why in recent weeks the 20th police precinct has blocked off the entire street and sidewalk on 82nd Street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Local Precincts Schedule ‘Build the Block’ Meetings Between Police and Public; All Are Welcome

Launched in June 2015, “neighborhood policing” is a comprehensive crime-fighting strategy built on improved communication between p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Taxi Driver Robbed at Gunpoint

On Tuesday morning at approximately 2:35 a.m. a gunman robbed a taxi driver of $500 and an iP … Read the rest of this entry >>

Why Are Sidewalk-Blocking NYPD Barricades Still Up on West 82nd Street?

For over a month, multiple NYPD metal barricades have blocked pedestrian access to the sidewalks lining West 82nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Av … Read the rest of this entry >>

Meetings Meant to ‘Reestablish Communication’ Between Police and Public Have a Limited Guest List

NYPD leaders addressed hot topics, like fireworks and homelessness, at meetings with small groups of community members, held simultaneously in every pre … Read the rest of this entry >>

Crime Falls on the Upper West Side, With One 1,000% Exception

Every aspect of normal life has slowed down for most Upper West Siders since the city shut down in mid-March. That even includes c … Read the rest of this entry >>

First Meeting With the 20th Precinct‘s New Commander is Fiery; People Alarmed About Homelessness and Youth Crimes

Homelessness and youth crimes dominated the discussion Monday night at an intense 20th Precinct community council meeting, held at the precinct house on 82nd St … Read the rest of this entry >>