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 >>

Two Men Shot on Monday Evening

A gunman shot two men at 50 W. 105th Street on Monday evening around 6:36 … 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 >>

Police Investigating Afternoon Gunfire on 103rd

Multiple gunshots rang out around 2:22 p.m. Tuesday afternoon … Read the rest of this entry >>

Suspect Nabbed for Three Bank Robberies in Two Days

A local man, Roderick Smith, 30, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly robbing or attempting to rob three Upper West Side banks over the past two days, an NYPD spokesperson told … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Teens Shot Sunday Morning

At around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a man in his 20s stepped out of a white sedan and began sho … 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 >>

Why One Address Seems to Be a Crime Hotspot, and More News from NYPD’s 24th Precinct Commander

Shootings, public pooping and pedestrians’ fears of reckless drivers were among the issues discussed at Saturday’s 24th Precinct Community Council meeting held at the Firemen’s Memorial at 100th Street in Riverside Pa … 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 >>

‘Out Within Hours’: UWS Car Break-Ins Open New Debate on Bail Law

An Upper West Side police commander is pointing to a spate of smash-and-grab car thefts in the neighborhood to criticize the st … Read the rest of this entry >>

Motorcycle and Package Thefts Have Spiked, NYPD Commander Says at Community Meeting

Thieves on the Upper West Side are currently targeting unguarded packages and motorcycles, Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi told about 40 residents gathered Wedn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Rabbi Alvin Kass, NYPD Chief Chaplain, Mugged on Riverside Drive By Man Seeking Money for Food

The chief chaplain and longest-serving member of the NYPD was mugged early Tuesday morning on Riverside Drive and … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD 24th Precinct Commander DI Yaguchi Talks Shootings, Homelessness and the “Slowdown”

Since becoming commanding officer of the 24th Precinct in January, Deputy Inspector Naoki Yaguchi has led policing between West 86th and 110th Streets amid protests, a pandemic and an unnerving increase in shootin … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gunshots Alarm Residents on 99th Street, as Shootings Have Risen in the Precinct

Gun violence, which has escalated throughout New York City this summer, was brought home to one Upper West Side block this past S … 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 >>

Man Stabbed in Columbus Avenue Apartment

On Saturday evening around 8:55 pm, a 38-year-old man was stabbed in the upper chest while inside an apar … Read the rest of this entry >>

19-Year-Old Man Shot on 109th Street Last Week Dies, as Police Release Video of Shooting

The young man who was shot on West 109th Street near Columbus Avenue on the night of July 14th died on July 20th, an NYPD spokesp … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Make Arrest After Man Shot on 92nd Street; Shootings are Up and Arrests are Down in the Past Month

A 40-year-old man was shot in the left shoulder Thursday night on West 92nd Street near Columbus Avenue, and police apprehended the gunman, according to … 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 >>