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Thefts reported at Upper West Side Rite Aid, subway station and sidewalk: Cops

BY CHRISS WILLIAMS 20 Precinct Perfumed Prowlers Two men are wanted for grand larceny after a theft at the Rite Aid at 210 Amsterdam Ave. Store camera footage shows two men breaking the locked windowpanes of the store’s cologne section at about 12:10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. The men fled with $1,017 of merchandise […]

BY GABE HERMAN | A newsstand employee was stabbed and then robbed by two people this past Thursday on the Upper West Side, according to police. The Nov. 21 incident occurred around 11:45 p.m. at the corner of West 60th Street and Broadway. Two men allegedly approached and demanded the male employee exit the stand. […]

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BY CHRISS WILLIAMS | 19th Precinct: Doting and Dollarless An Upper East Side grandmother was swindled out of $60,000 by someone pretending to be a lawyer helping her grandson, police say. According to the NYPD, the 88-year-old received a phone call from someone pretending to be her grandson on Nov. 2. The impostor urged the woman […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Police said they arrested 22-year-old Bronx native Jose Ortiz early today for the Oct. 24 robbery of an Upper West Side woman underneath scaffolding at 200 Amsterdam Avenue. Video surveillance footage shows two people approaching the 57-year-old victim from behind and one of the assailants punching her in the side of […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Police need the public’s help in finding two muggers who sucker-punched a woman on the Upper West Side earlier this week. Cops said the incident occurred at 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 17 along Amsterdam Avenue near West 69th Street. According to law enforcement sources, the perpetrators approached the 57-year-old woman as […]

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The following are notable crimes within the 19th and 20th precincts: Kitchen knife threat A man robbed an Upper East Side CVS by threatening an employee with a kitchen knife, police say.  At 11:42 p.m. on Oct. 2, the suspect walked into a CVS Pharmacy located at 305 East 86th Street, took items off the […]

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 BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | The decomposing body found in a Midtown manhole could belong to a man who stumbled in while drunk and fell to his death, abc7 reported. Verizon workers found a decomposing body in the manhole at West 58th Street and Eighth Avenue after popping off the cover to do cable work early […]

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BY RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH AND GABRIEL SANDOVAL, THE CITY | The financially strapped City University of New York is looking to mine another valuable asset: its prime Manhattan real estate. This story was originally published on OCT. 11 by THE CITY. The city’s public university system put out a call last week asking real estate […]

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  BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Columbia University students stormed the school’s Low Memorial Library and staged a sit-in as part of an Extinction Rebellion protest on Wednesday. The protest was organized by the university’s chapter of Extinction Rebellion, the environmental group that uses non-violent civil disobedience to call for government action on climate change. Yesterday’s student-led protest […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Upper West Siders shouted “Let them stay!” during a protest on Oct. 6 against the city’s decision to turn a women’s shelter located at on West 107th Street into a shelter for men. The protest is the latest development in community pushback since news broke about the transition. Last week, Community Board […]

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