New York City News

Falling Metal Gate Kills New York City Flavored Ice Maker

A Honduran immigrant who for more than 40 years sold popular flavored ices in the South Bronx has died after being crushed when he slipped below his descending metal security gate. But Alfredo Thiebaud’s son tells the New York Daily …

New York City Failing to Prevent Jail Suicides

In one case, a mentally ill New York City inmate hanged himself from a shower pipe on his third try in three days. During that stretch, orders to put him on 24-hour watch were apparently ignored, along with a screening …

New York City Mayor Signs New Traffic Safety Bills

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed eleven bills into law Monday that are meant to improve traffic safety and reduce pedestrian fatalities in the nation’s largest city. The measures are among the first steps in de Blasio’s wide-ranging …

Traffic Enforcement Campaign Begins in New York City

The NYPD is conducting a citywide traffic safety enforcement initiative over the next three weeks. It began Monday and continues through July 6. Police will be focusing on speeding, driving while using a cellphone, improper turns, disobeying traffic signs and …

New York City Fire Truck Drivers to Take Safe-Driving Course

The outgoing FDNY commissioner says that the department has budgeted $1.3 million for a one-day “refresher” driving course for every ambulance and fire truck driver. Commissioner Sal Cassano told the City Council on Monday that the classes are part of …

Hurricane Awareness Campaign Launched in New York City

New York City officials are launching a hurricane awareness campaign to help residents prepare for the upcoming storm season. “Know Your Zone” is being billed as a “one-stop-shop” for hurricane preparedness. New Yorkers can log onto the city’s website (http://nyc.gov/knowyourzone …

New York City Subway Train That Derailed Was New

The New York City subway rail that snapped and caused a train to derail, injuring 19 passengers and stranding hundreds underground, was installed just weeks before the accident, the Metropolitan Transit Authority said Saturday. The rail that broke underneath a …

New York City Construction Firm Admits Overbilling, Will Pay $55M Penalty

One of the country’s largest interior construction companies has agreed to forfeit $55 million after admitting it overcharged clients by inflating bills. Structure Tone pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of falsifying business records. It agreed to pay $55 …

New York City Gets $800,000 Federal Pedestrian Safety Grant

The federal government is giving New York City more than $800,000 to go after speeders and drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians. The acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration announced the grant Friday at the World Traffic Safety …

Tax Relief Proposed for New York City Sandy Victims

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in Albany on Wednesday that would prevent higher tax bills for city residents who rebuilt or repaired their homes after they were damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The Democrat said that people …