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 >>

E-Scooter Driver Who Allegedly Killed Actress Lisa Banes Is Charged With ‘Reckless Manslaughter’ and More

Charges were upgraded Monday against Brian Boyd, the electric scooter driver who allegedly ran a red light on Amsterdam Avenue on June 4th, striking actress Lisa … Read the rest of this entry >>

73-Year-Old Killed After SUV Driver Backs Into Her

A 73-year-old Upper West Sider named Ilse Falcone was killed when an SUV backed into her while she was on 66th Street and Amsterdam A … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Local Restaurant Manager Hit by E-Bike Rider on Amsterdam Avenue Dies

The 71-year-old man who was hit by an electric bicycle rider on 78th Street and Amsterdam Avenue on Sat … Read the rest of this entry >>

Updated: Pedestrian Critically Injured After Collision With E-Bicyclist in Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lane

At around 1 p.m. on Saturday, a 71-year-old man was struck by an electric bike operated by a 39-year-old man, traveling … Read the rest of this entry >>

A ‘Park to Park’ Open Street Moves Closer to Adoption, Prioritizing Pedestrians Over Cars

To the delight of local residents and community groups, West 103rd Street has received a barricade upgrade as part of NYC Open Str … Read the rest of this entry >>

82-Year-Old Woman Critically Injured When Struck by a Revel Motor Scooter

An 82-year-old woman is in critical condition after being struck by a Revel motor scooter at West 60th Street And Broadway on Tuesday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

In the Age of Coronavirus, Will Cars Become a Bigger or Smaller Part of Upper West Side Life?

One of the most important urban movements of the past decade has been the livable streets movement -- focused on making city streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists and less car-foc … Read the rest of this entry >>

Pedestrian Hit By Taxi Driver on Broadway, Sustains Head Injury

A pedestrian walking across Broadway at 70th Street was hit by a taxi driver early on Saturday, and was taken to the hospital with a head injury, according to po … Read the rest of this entry >>

Column: It’s Taking Too Long to Fix the City’s Curbs, and Vulnerable People Deserve Better

I never gave curb cuts a thought until I fell off my bike several years ago, broke my leg and wound up in a wheelchair for a few months, pretty miserable and houseb … Read the rest of this entry >>

Ellyn Berman, Who Was Hit By a Truck on Broadway, Dies of Her Injuries

Ellyn Schiff Berman, the 85-year-old woman hit by a Brinks truck while crossing the street on December 7, died on Monday, her son Paul wrote. Berman was walking in the cros … Read the rest of this entry >>

Driver Hits Woman Bicycling on 72nd Street and CPW

A driver hit a woman on 72nd Street and Central Park West on Monday night around 6:30 p.m., and afterwards the victim was lying in the middle of the intersection, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

Driver in Crash that Killed Local Doorman Charged With Manslaughter, Accused in Another Incident

The driver in a July crash that killed doorman Alfred Pocari and injured another pedestrian was charged by Manhattan DA Cy Vance on Thursday with manslaughter and two counts of assa … Read the rest of this entry >>

Collision Between Cyclist and Pedestrian in Riverside Park Shows Dangers of New Bypass, Witness Says

A cyclist crashed into a pedestrian in Riverside Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Ken Coughlin, a member of Community Board 7 who showed up right after … Read the rest of this entry >>

Complaint Box: Someone Really Dislikes the ‘Bus Turning’ Safety Announcements

Someone has been posting messages on light poles and bus shelters throughout the neighborhood for the past few months bemoaning the sound of automated speakers that say "Caution, bus is turn … Read the rest of this entry >>

Driver In Deadly West End Crash Says She Didn’t See Pedestrians; ‘I Don’t Want People To See Me As A Monster’

Jessenia Fajardo, the driver of the SUV that crashed into Alfred Pocari and a 65-year-old … Read the rest of this entry >>

Beloved Grandfather and Doorman Alfred Pocari Dies After Being Hit By SUV

Alfred Pocari, who was hit by an SUV while crossing West End Avenue at 98th Street on his way to his shift as a doorman on Friday, died on Wednesday mo … Read the rest of this entry >>

Video Shows Car Blowing Through Red Light Before Hitting Pedestrians; Driver Arrested

A surveillance video obtained by the Daily News shows a 2011 Acura running a red light at 98th Street and West End Avenue on Friday before slamming into two pedestr … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Pedestrians Suffer Head Trauma in Serious Crash at 98th and West End Avenue

Two pedestrians were injured after being struck by a motor vehicle on West End Avenue between 98th and 99th Streets around 3:45 p.m. on F … Read the rest of this entry >>

Riverside Bike Detour Draws New Safety Complaints; Community Board to Review It on Monday

The bike detour in Riverside Park between 72nd and 83rd Streets has drawn praise for separating pedestrians and cyclists on what has been a dicey stretch. But the new path also has its critics, incl … Read the rest of this entry >>