Posts Tagged ‘Upper West Side’

Crime Watch: Break-In; Ice Cream; Clothing Thefts; Missing Rings; Stolen Wallet

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Exif_JPEG_PICTURE Compiled By Paul Bisceglio BREAK-IN, BURGLARY IN THE WEST 80’S A young man’s apartment was robbed on Sunday, Dec. 30. The 24-year-old left his West 81st Street home at 6 p.m., and when he returned at around 11 p.m. he found his door open and his lights on. A Mac laptop, $4,000 camera, TV, a [&hellip
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Guns and Rats on Agenda at West Side Town Hall

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

NEW-GUN The Upper West Side had a town hall meeting last week. Hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer at John Jay College on Tuesday, the meeting was an opportunity for the public to air their quality-of-life issues to a panel of elected officials and representatives of city departments. Speakers from the neighborhood addressed a range [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images STEALING FROM A DEAD WOMAN A recently deceased woman’s bank account was drained of $19,000 over the past year. According to the deceased woman’s granddaughter, three checks have been cashed in the grandmother’s name since June last year. The grandmother was 92 when she passed away in November, and lived on Amsterdam Avenue. The granddaughter, [&hellip
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It’s Called a Cliff for a Reason

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WE MUST PASS THE PRESIDENT’S BALANCED APPROACH TO OUR LOOMING CRISIS By Ken Biberaj I recently attended a briefing at the White House with business leaders from around the country. The message was clear: Going off the fiscal cliff would be devastating to every sector of our economy. The president understands this and is willing [&hellip
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CB7 Grills DOT on Columbus Avenue Bike Lane Extension

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Manhattan Community Board 7’s Transportation Committee held a public hearing last week on the proposed expansion of Columbus Avenue’s bike lane. The city’s Department of Transportation hopes to stretch the path from West 59th to 110th streets, more than doubling its current length from West 77th to 96th streets. Upper West Siders for and against [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images SUBWAY ROBBERY A woman was robbed at knifepoint while riding the subway last Friday. At about 2:30 a.m., the 44-year-old Queens resident boarded a southbound 2 train and was approached by a knife-wielding man. “Give me your money,” he demanded, and pressed the knife up against her face as he went through her jacket and [&hellip
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Crime Watch

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Crime Watch West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images MATTRESS SWIPE An Amsterdam Avenue resident lost her mattress and $5,000 on Nov. 28 when someone broke into her apartment. According to a young woman who reported the theft, the 53-year-old resident came home and found her mattress missing. There were no signs of forced entry into her apartment, but she had not given anyone [&hellip
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Tapped In: Nanny Indicted, Fire in Morningside Heights, Baker Casting Call

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

Aligator_Bread_Boudin_Bakery NANNY INDICTED IN SLAYING OF KRIM CHILDREN Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny arrested for fatally stabbing two children in her care in October, was formally indicted for murder last Wednesday, Nov. 28. Ortega was discovered on the evening of Oct. 25 by the children’s mother, Marina Krim, in the bathroom of the family’s West 75th Street [&hellip
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Campaign Seeks 20 mph Speed Limit for Entire Upper West Side

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

images (2) Lisa Sladkus wants New Yorkers to slow down. As director of Upper West Side Streets Renaissance, a nonprofit street safety advocacy group, she has begun campaigning for a neighborhood-wide speed limit reduction. Her proposal: cut down the Upper West Side’s current 30 mph limit to 20 mph. “We know that speeding is the primary cause [&hellip
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