Prototype BMW Sparks Natural History Museum Bomb Scare

by - May 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm - - 1 Comment

natural history3Police closed off Central Park West in front of the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday afternoon after someone called in a report of a suspicious SUV left in front of the building with its engine running. Read More / Comment »

Upper West Side Man Arrested in String of Burglaries

by - May 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm - - Comments Off on Upper West Side Man Arrested in String of Burglaries

The Crumbs bakery Carrillo is accused of burglarizing.Charles Carrillo, a 39-year-old man from the Upper West Side, was arrested on Friday in Greenwich Village for burglarizing a Crumbs bakery, and subsequently Read More / Comment »

Shakeup at Local Police Precinct

by - May 5, 2010 at 7:33 am - - Comments Off on Shakeup at Local Police Precinct

As part of a major change in leadership at dozens of police precincts throughout New York, the 20th precinct on West 82nd Street is getting a new commander. Starting today, Capt. Christopher McCormack will be Read More / Comment »

Feds Go After Local Landlord Who Hired Child Sex Abuser

by - April 23, 2010 at 12:50 pm - - Comments Off on Feds Go After Local Landlord Who Hired Child Sex Abuser

barnason2The U.S. Attorney sued a superintendent of three buildings on West 73rd and 75th Streets and the landlord who employed him, after women in the buildings complained that Read More / Comment »

Flower-Stealers Run Rampant in the Neighborhood

by - April 15, 2010 at 8:33 am - - 3 Comments

flowersThe flowers blooming on the Upper West Side are so beautiful, people can’t seem to keep their hands off of them.

Thieves have been yanking tulips and other plants right out of the ground on Read More / Comment »

“Accidental” UWS Bathtub Death Ruled Strangulation

by - April 11, 2010 at 10:54 am - - Comments Off on “Accidental” UWS Bathtub Death Ruled Strangulation

scan0001-1.jpgShele Danishefsky Covlin, a money manager found dead in her bathtub on New Year’s Eve, is now believed to have been strangled, the New York Post reported.

Covlin, a 47-year-old Orthodox Jew who Read More / Comment »

Huge Drug Bust at Amsterdam Houses; 28 Arrested

by - March 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm - - 5 Comments

amsterdam housesMore than two dozen people were arrested on Tuesday on drug related charges for dealing around the Amsterdam Houses public housing project. The 28 people were charged with various offenses, including Read More / Comment »

Richard Belzer Accused of Choking UWS Apple Employee

by - March 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm - - 2 Comments

belzerYes, this story is as insane as the headline. Yesterday an Upper West Side Apple store employee accused Richard Belzer of choking her while he was waiting in line at the store.  The Law and Order star, however, says he just put Read More / Comment »

Cops: Female Bank Robber Hit Same UWS Bank Twice

by - March 8, 2010 at 9:46 am - - Comments Off on Cops: Female Bank Robber Hit Same UWS Bank Twice

Sketch1Another bank robber hit the Upper West Side last month. And this one was so brazen she came back to the same bank and robbed it again, police say. The Sovereign Bank at 2275 Broadway on the corner of 82nd Street Read More / Comment »

Citizens Tackle Suspected iPhone Thief on 74th Street

by - March 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm - - Comments Off on Citizens Tackle Suspected iPhone Thief on 74th Street

Two teenagers swiped an iPhone from a Starbucks customer on 73rd Street and Columbus Avenue Thursday, and bolted out the door, the New York Post reported. But they didn’t get far. Read More / Comment »

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