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Video shows robber violently punching woman from behind on Upper West Side

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 […]

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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BY GABE HERMAN | Information about liquor licenses for local businesses will soon be more accessible to the public, after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law today that was sponsored by Lower Manhattan lawmakers. State Senator Brad Hoylman and Assemblymember Deborah Glick sponsored the legislation to give the public more information about on-site […]

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BY MARK HALLUM | Police are looking for a man suspected of handing notes to tellers at 12 banks across Manhattan and walking away with cash in amounts ranging from $89 to $3,000, according to the NYPD, who has identified him as Joseph Rivera, 48. Authorities had no further information on the suspect, who they said […]

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BY ROBERT POZARYCKI | Detectives need the public’s help in finding the pervert who sexually abused a woman at an Upper West Side subway station over the weekend. The NYPD released on Oct. 2 video footage of the creep involved in the attack that occurred at 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the 86th Street […]

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19th Precinct Duane Reade robbery A man was arrested after attempting to steal medication and threatening to stab a female employee of a local Duane Reade pharmacy last month.  At 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 14, an employee of the 24-hour drug store at 1231 Madison Ave. noticed a man take boxes of Advil and Tylenol […]

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