New York City's Department of Buildings (DOB) estimates that there are as many as 84,000 elevators being operated across the city's five boroughs. While it would be difficult to most to navigate getting to some of the upper floors of New York's highest skyscrapers without them, they can be remarkably unsafe.
Whether you enter a big box retailer, toy store or grocery store, it's likely that you'll see signs with pictures of products that have been recalled right near the entrance. You may even hear about the recall on the nightly news.
If you go into the grocery store, bank or public places nowadays, you'll often see an armed guard working either inside or outside of the establishment. If you're wondering why there's been an uptick in the number of businesses using security in recent years, it has a lot to do with companies' fears of being sued.
A 55-year-old Great Neck physician admitted that his negligence resulted in the death of a 30-year-old abortion patient just moments before the jury was set to announce their verdict in his Queens Supreme Court criminal case.
There are plenty of potentially dangerous situations that exist at New York subway stations that can cause someone to suffer an injury.
Each year, countless Americans are injured or die as a result of using defective products.
A 34-year-old Ecuadorian immigrant lost his life at a Queens construction site on Tuesday, March 13. The incident occurred right before 11 a.m. near the intersection of 150th St. and 89th Ave.
Construction debris fell atop of a 8-year-old girl as she was walking through her Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood with her mom and brother at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23. The building, outside of which the incident occurred, is located on 35th Avenue right near 84th Street.
Many of us who live in areas that have a significant amount of annual snowfall think of ourselves as experts at navigating icy sidewalks. Few of us stop to think about how our risk of falling increases as we age, have an injury that impacts our gait, are in a hurry or other factors. Each of these makes us more prone to slips and falls.
An 11:20 a.m., fire, at an apartment building at the intersection of Beach 87th St. and Shorefront Parkway in Queens on Friday, Jan. 12, left 17 people injured, some with significant injuries. Among those most critically injured, were at least one police officer, two firefighters and one civilian. All of the others suffered minor injuries in the blaze.