Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 11:53

An increase in construction around New York City and its surrounding boroughs is generally viewed as a sign of an economic rebound. In recent years, New York has seen a dramatic increase in residential high-rise construction, hotel redevelopment, the initiation of large transportation projects, as well as an increase in construction projects in general. It is certainly a good economic...

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Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 09:45

It is likely that anyone who has traveled through New York City in the last year has noticed an increase in cyclists throughout one of the busiest cities in the world. This increase is the direct result of New York City’s public bike-sharing program named Citi Bike. The program, which sparked controversy in 2013 for its potential dangers and hazards, has for the most part remained relatively...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:09

With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and disturbingly, the numbers are only increasing. This...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 09:34

Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact.  As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but the athletes themselves? The answer is no. A...

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:31

With all the hustle and bustle that New York has to offer, many people would expect workplace injuries to be on the rise, but the United States Department of Labor reports just the opposite. According to New York private industry employers, about 146,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2012.

Although this number may be viewed as high for some individuals, 146,000...

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 12:15

It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk.

Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and killing two men who had been walking on a...

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:30

As the spring approaches, local bars and nightclubs, especially in the New York City area, are flooded with tourists and many college students on vacation.  Consequentially, these places of business are overcrowded and filled with patrons under the influence. The combination often leads to fights. But is that the owners fault?

The opinion of New York residents is split; some say that it...

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 12:36

As the holiday season approaches, the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping will also commence, leaving many stores, malls, shopping centers, and outlets in a state of organized chaos. But have you ever wondered what responsibilities the store owners have to protect its store patrons from harm? Well, you should.

Unfortunately, the family of 10-year-old Juliana Valdez of Paramus, New...

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:00

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced that it is proposing the first publicly available database which details workplace safety information. While the agency and its supporters say this will help provide safer working conditions for workers, companies and their critics argue the data could be misinterpreted and misused to create their own agenda.

Under the proposal, the 38,000...

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Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:30

To some individuals, the idea of buying a home in distress is a turn-off of sorts; however, the truth is, there are some real hidden treasures marked with the signs of "Foreclosure" or "Short sale," and many buyers do themselves a disservice by writing off these opportunities before giving them any thoughtful consideration.  Yet some have caught on to the great advantages that lurk around the...

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