According to NYPD data, crime in New York City’s hotels and motels has soared by nearly 20 percent since 2015 while, curiously, overall crime has plunged. In 2017, there were 2,656 hotel crimes reported throughout the five boroughs; compared to 2,223 in 2015 – a 19.5-percent increase.
For many Americans, amusement rides offer an experience unlike any other. Rides offer the chance to travel at incredibly high speeds, plummet from great heights and pump adrenaline through the body. The excitement offered by amusement rides is often preferred to more extreme thrill-seeking activities because they are both cheaper and, at least in theory, safer.
A cesspool collapse spawned a sinkhole which swallowed and killed one Long Island man last month. This article reviews cesspool safety tips.
A sewage leak at Penn Station last week turned the stomachs of commuters as they made their way home after work. In this article, we'll investigate sewage leaks and provide safeguarding and reactionary tips in case a leak occurs in your home.
Last week, an 8-year-old boy was killed when a large flower pot loosed from a window and crushed him as he retrieved a ball he had been playing with. This tragic story illuminates a real concern for home and property owners: the danger of things falling out of windows and injuring passers-by. In this article, we'll take a look at premises liability law and give tips on how to properly secure items into windows.
Last December, a natural gas leak caused an explosion and a subsequent fire that injured two people in the small Chicago suburb of Homer Glen. In this article, we will take a look at tips which will help you detect, prevent and react properly to natural gas leaks if and when they occur.
An incident involving the tasering of a homeless man caused widespread panic at Penn Station earlier this month; commuters fled the scene, arrests were made and chaos ensued in what turned out to be something of a "false alarm." Click here to learn more about staying safe in train stations.
Last week, a makeshift elevator malfunctioned and injured a 62-year-old woman who was trapped inside. In this article, we take a look at not only elevator safety, but stairway and ramp safety as well.
Last Thursday afternoon, water began flooding the Court Street subway station in Brooklyn, causing panic and confusion for commuters. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at two types of problems that may result from flooding.
On Monday, February 20th, residents of Forest Hills, Queens reported hearing explosions near Queens Boulevard and 68th Street. Buildings were physically rocked by the force of the blasts, and power went out in the immediate vicinity but, fortunately, no injuries were reported.
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