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UPS Store’s Closure Spurs Community Action

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

A mail store on W. 57th Street closed without warning, leaving customers’ packages stranded Businesses come and go in the city with such regularity that usually few people even take notice. But the recent closure of the UPS Store at 331 W.57th Street has not only been noticed by its former customers, it has spawned [&hellip
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Botched iPhone Heist

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

A 21-year-old woman from Vermont reported to police that on Tuesday night, April 16th, someone came up from behind her as she was texting a friend and tried to snatch her iPhone. The attempt was unsuccessful and the woman told police she heard the person scream an expletive as he ran northbound on William Street. [&hellip
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Punch and Run

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

A stunned 36-year-old motorist reported to police that on Friday, April 12th, around 1 p.m., an unknown man walked up to the driver’s side window of his vehicle on Fifth Ave. and E.96th Street and asked, “Are you in a rush?” The motorist said the man then punched him in the mouth with a closed [&hellip
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