Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Food Safety Month

September has been declared Food Safety Month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although there are many strict laws regarding the production and preparation of food, foodborne…

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Is your landlord taking steps to winterize your apartment dwelling?

Last winter was one of the coldest and snowiest on record in New York City. As record cold temps and multiple nor’easters pounded the region, many residents were forced to…

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NYC trucks will soon be equipped with side guards

In a previous blog we discussed how bicycling is growing in popularity across the U.S. This is especially true in urban cities and is attributed to an increase in ridership…

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Is your landlord taking steps to prevent criminal activity?

According to a Wall Street Journal article published earlier this year, at 64 percent, New York City is second only to Miami in the number of residents who rent vs.…

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Due to Fatal Keyless Ignition System Defect in Cars

Many new cars are equipped with keyless ignition systems. In fact, 70% of 2015 car models are equipped with the system. Drivers enjoy such systems for the convenience provided, however…

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Major Motor Vehicle Companies to Implement Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

The Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that ten major motor vehicle manufacturers will be equipping all vehicles…

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Tenants of rundown Brooklyn apartment building sue landlord

Legally, New York City tenants have a right to live in a building and individual unit that is free of unsafe and hazardous conditions and materials. Despite the laws that…

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Broadway actor’s fatal fall highlights dangers of fire escapes

Whether you consider them to be aesthetically pleasing or wrought-iron eyesores, fire escapes are part of New York City’s history. In response to the fire-related deaths of hundreds of tenants…

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Are you confident in your child’s ‘back-to-school’ safety?

Nothing is more precious than our children. Loving parents do all they can to ensure they stay safe at home, but at some point, most children go off to school…

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Study— reasons behind increase in bicycle-related injuries and hospital admissions

In cities across the country, more and more people are choosing to ride bicycles. In many large urban cities like New York City, not only are more people choosing to…

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