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Music Teacher, Former School Owner Admits To Molesting Girl

The former owner of a chain of New York City children’s music schools has admitted to molesting a 9-year-old girl he had been teaching.

01/15/2014

Firefighters battle a 5-alarm blaze at a Morningside Heights Citibank (Credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Firefighters Remain On Scene Of UWS Bank Blaze 24 Hours Later

A smoldering blaze at an Upper West Side bank left firefighters attending to it for over 24 hours this weekend.

01/12/2014

Police on the scene where a man was struck and killed by a bus on Friday night. (Credit CBS 2)

Comptroller Calls For Changes After 2 Fatally Struck In Upper West Side

An elderly man has been struck and killed by a private tour bus while crossing a New York City street.

01/11/2014

A boy was struck and killed by a taxi crossing the street at West End Ave and 97th Street on Friday night(Credit CBS 2)

Boy, 9, Struck And Killed By Taxi Crossing Upper West Side Street

Police say a nine-year-old boy has been killed and his father injured after they were struck by a taxi while crossing a New York City street.

01/11/2014

The Beacon School (credit: beaconschool.org)

Chemical Safety Board: UWS High School Lab Accident Was Preventable

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board urged schools to take proper precautions with laboratory chemicals, after two students at an Upper West Side high school were injured in an explosion earlier this week.

01/04/2014

A mobile home is seen parked on the street on the Upper West Side. (credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Mobile Homes Settling In On Upper West Side

Everyone knows there’s a shortage of affordable housing in New York City. Some people have found an interesting way around the problem: They’ve purchased mobile homes to live in and parked them on the street.

12/15/2013

John Lennon And Yoko Ono

Fans Share Wishes, Tributes For John Lennon 33 Years After Assassination

Sunday marked the 33rd anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon in New York, and Yoko Ono invited fans to send wishes and tributes.

12/08/2013

UWS Fire

3 Injured When Fire Sweeps Through UWS Apartment Building

An extra-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building on the Upper West Side Monday evening, leaving three people injured.

12/02/2013

Goddard Riverside Volunteers

Volunteers Get Into Spirit Of Helping Others For Thanksgiving

Hundreds of people were out making sure Thursday that people in need could get a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

Air Pollution In New York

Report: City’s Highest Air Pollution Levels Found On Upper West Side

The Upper West Side may be wealthy and fashionable, but its air remains the most polluted in the whole city, according to a published report.

11/20/2013

Yoselyn Ortega. (credit: Image via CBS 2)

UWS Nanny Accused Of Murdering Kids Due In Court

Yoselyn Ortega, 50, has been charged with two counts each of first-degree and second-degree murder for fatally stabbing 6-year-old Lucia Krim and her 2-year-old brother Leo with a kitchen knife on Oct. 25, 2012.

11/07/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Make Weekend Push As Election Day Approaches

With just four days to go before the mayoral election, Democratic candidate and frontrunner Bill de Blasio was out Saturday reminding voters why he believes he should be the city’s chief executive.

11/02/2013

Bike lanes

Amsterdam Avenue Business Owners: Hit Brakes On Plan For Bike Lanes

The local community board has asked the city to devise a plan for Amsterdam Avenue that is expected to include a bike lane.

10/21/2013

Rainbow Loom bracelet (credit: Instagram/Rainbow Loom)

Rubber Banned: Upper West Side School Prohibits Popular Rainbow Loom Bracelets

PS 87 has banned Rainbow Loom, the colorful make-them-yourself rubber band bracelets, because the fad is distracting and has led to fights on the playground, the principal said.

10/17/2013

Upper West Side Shooting (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Hails Cab After Being Shot On Upper West Side

The incident happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. near 88th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

10/15/2013

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