Crime Watch

Make text smaller Make text larger



Keystone Collar

Barneys will have one less shoplifter to worry about for a while. At 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, a 23-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was seen by an employee putting items of merchandise in her black handbag inside the high-end retailer located at 660 Madison Avenue. These items included a Sacai jacket valued at $1,385 and two Chloé sweaters totaling $1,395, for a total haul of $2,780. The woman was arrested and charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Unlocked Locker

Police remind gym goers always to lock your locker. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, a 48-year-old man left his belongings in an unlocked locker at the Equinox gym located at 140 East 63rd Street. When he returned to his locker just 15 minutes later he found that $500 cash and two credit cards were missing. An unspecified amount of unauthorized charges turned up on the cards later.

Parked and Pinched

You could be left longing for belongings you leave in a car parked on the street. At 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, a 27-year-old woman from the Bronx parked her 2016 Nissan outside 1465 Second Avenue. When she returned two hours later, her property were missing from inside the car. There was no damage to the vehicle, and the victim told police she wasn’t sure she had locked her car. The items stolen included a Louis Vuitton bag valued at $900, a Louis Vuitton wallet worth $1,000, documents and other property.

Craigslist Crook

Yet another craigslist transaction went sour for a seller. At an unspecified time on Saturday, November 4, a 27-year-old man met a buyer on East 67th Street and First Avenue to sell an Apple iPhone he’d advertised on craigslist for $1,600. The buyer paid for the phone using Venmo, but two days later the seller discovered that the payment was fraudulent and he was out both the phone and the money.

Mail Travail

Police advise the public to write checks using permanent ink to avoid alterations by thieves. On Wednesday, November 1, the Lévy Gorvy gallery located at 909 Madison Avenue mailed a check in the amount of $275 using a mailbox on East 74th Street and Park Avenue. A few days later they discovered that the check had been altered to the amount of $1,658.75 while another check had been forged in the amount of $1,853.35, making a total stolen of $3,512.

Make text smaller Make text larger



Image City to launch "Fair Fares" program
Budget allocates $106 million to fund discounted MetroCards for New Yorkers in poverty
Image Council: Crack down on parking permits
Police push back on bills targeting misuse of city-issued placards
Image Losing a neighborhood favorite

There was no indication that Nicola’s, the tiny food shop on First Avenue with the business card boast of “Serving Specialty Foods With Attitude...

Image Asian-Americans assail schools plan

Mayor has proposed elimination of test criteria for admission to specialized high schools


Asian-Americans have voiced robust...

Image Parsing Patel's political posts
An insurgent's Twitter feed, and his oft-changing voter registration, could impact the campaign to represent the UES in Congress


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Neighborhood Newsletters


Local News
Losing a neighborhood favorite
  • Jun 18, 2018
Local News
Drawing board
  • Jun 12, 2018
Local News
Prescribing literacy
  • Jun 13, 2018
Crime Watch
Crime watch
  • Jun 18, 2018