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 >>

Douglass Houses Gets Renovated Basketball Court as Part of Law Enforcement Program

The Douglass Houses NYCHA development between 100th and 104th Streets got a new basketball court this week, paid for m … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYPD Chief Chaplain Rabbi Alvin Kass Talks About Police Morale, Ethics, and Jewish Cops

When we think of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), rabbis and other religious le … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Rare Dinner Out, With the Roar of ATVs and Motorbikes On The Side

It was only our second time out to dinner in the city in more than a year. We stepped from our apartment building like two time trav … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tagger Who Wrote ‘Done’ Throughout the UWS Volunteers to Clean Up Graffiti; ‘I’m Very Sorry’

The confessed ‘Done’ graffiti tagger says he’s cleaning up his act, and volunteered for NYPD’s citywide “Graffiti Clean Up” event on Saturday to start making amends to his communi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Man Slashed on 84th Street Friday

On Friday morning around 11:23 a.m., a man approached a 36-year-old Hispanic man on the southwest corner of West 84th Street and Columbus Avenu … 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 >>

Teenager Ambushed and Threatened in Robbery at Clothing Store

A man attempted to rob and then lock up an 18-year-old woman helping out at her mother's boutique on Amsterdam Avenue and 80th Street on Saturday mor … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police Seek Assailant Who Pushed Woman Onto Subway Tracks at 96th Street

Police are looking for a man they say pushed a 25-year-old woman onto the subway tracks at the 96th Street station on Broadway around 5 a.m. Fr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Nursery School Evacuated After Box With Suspicious Substance Found

A nursery school was evacuated on Tuesday after a box with an unknown white substance was found in the buil … Read the rest of this entry >>

Police and Sanitation Remove Garbage Pile Causing Distress at Local School; Individual Responsible Tended by Social Workers

Department of Sanitation workers, officers from the NYPD 20th Precinct, and social workers from the Department of Social Services were at work Monday afte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Columbus Statue Still Getting Round-the-Clock Police Protection

On a rainy Thursday morning several months ago in June the police arrived at Columbus circle and they have not left … 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 >>

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 >>

Two Knifepoint Robberies on Riverside Drive in The 70s Are Being Investigated as a ‘Pattern,’ Police Say

A pair of knifepoint robberies that occurred five days apart on Riverside Drive in the West 70s are “being developed as a pattern,” acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Gun Battle Erupts at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Officers shot a man who was firing his weapon outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokespe … Read the rest of this entry >>

Charity Worker Among Two People Shot in Broad Daylight on 64th Street

A man working for West Side Campaign Against Hunger was one of two people shot outside 216 West 64th Street outside the Amsterdam Houses a l … Read the rest of this entry >>

10-Year-Old Boy Slashed Inside Apartment on 104th Street

On Saturday, at around 2 p.m., the NYPD got a call about a “child assault” inside 60 West 104th Street, a police spokesperson … Read the rest of this entry >>

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