“No Trespassing” Sign Hung at Troubled 79th & Broadway Corner

Earlier this week, the First Baptist Church stretched a "No Trespassing" sign and chain across its … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: NYPD Seeking Public’s Help Finding Suspect in Violent Assault

Detectives at the 20th Precinct are seeking the public's assistance locating an assault su … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATED: Man Charged With Assaulting Two Women Thursday Morning in Apparently Random Attacks

A 28-year-old man allegedly committed two seemingly random, unprovoked attacks against two women Thursday morning near 79th and Broadway, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct’s Chief Explains Mixed Progress on Thefts, and Concerns About $2 Bail

Captain Neil Zuber, commanding officer of NYPD's 20th Precinct, characterized recent developments in UWS crime as "bitters … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS Traffic Fatalities Have Spiked; Locals Call for More Traffic Enforcement after Enforcement Declines

During its November meeting, Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee noted a “significant spike” in traffic fatalities in CB7 with nine so far this year compared to two in 2020 and four in 20 … Read the rest of this entry >>

UPDATED: 71-year-old Man Shot Thursday Afternoon; Multiple Suspects Sought, Police Say

A 71-year-old man was shot in the leg around 3:47 pm on Thursday afte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Grab-n-Go Thieves Swipe $18,526 in Eyewear from LensCrafters, Including Lots of Prada, Police Say

Last Thursday around noon, a team of six thieves allegedly walked into LensCrafters at 2050 Broadway (70th), grabbed 37 pairs of sunglasses and glasses frames and fled with the loot, valued at $1 … Read the rest of this entry >>

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 >>