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 >>

20th Precinct Commander Malin Honored and Razzed as He Moves On

Dressed in civilian duds, flanked by his family, former Deputy Inspector Timothy J. Malin walked through lines of cheering off … Read the rest of this entry >>

At Police Meeting, Talk of Youth Robberies, Homelessness, Losses, and a Major Retirement

The 20th Precinct community council meeting Monday night was proceeding as expected, when Deputy Inspector Timothy Malin dropped a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Commander Tries to Reassure West Siders About Crime and Homelessness; Crime is Down But People Say ‘I Feel Unsafe’

The crowd was larger than usual at Monday night's 20th Precinct Community Council meeting, held at the precinct house at 120 West 82nd Street, near Colu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Suspected ‘Lookout’ in Scaffolding Assault Arrested

The alleged “lookout” in the assault and attempted robbery of a 57-year-old woman, in a scaffolding tunnel on Amsterdam Avenue between 68th and 69th St … Read the rest of this entry >>

Three Dramatic Crimes Show 20th Precinct ‘Does Not Currently Have Adequate Resources,’ Assemblymember Says

Three crimes shocked the Upper West Side in the past two weeks, and led New York State Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal to request that 25 police offic … Read the rest of this entry >>

20th Precinct ‘Pouring All of Our Resources’ Into Finding Perps in Sucker-Punch Assault; Public Meeting Next Monday

The NYPD 20th Precinct detective squad is focused on finding four people in connection with the assault and attempted robbery of a 57-year-old woman … Read the rest of this entry >>

Cell Phone Scam Alert: Be Wary of Strangers Wanting to Borrow Your Phone

Good Upper West Siders as we are, we wouldn't leave a fellow New Yorker in distress stranded, would we? Especially when they are suffering one of the worst luxury proble … Read the rest of this entry >>

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