Summer time means weekends down the shore with friends or family trips to the Hamptons. There are lots of fun activities to do while at the beach, and one of them is parasailing high above the azure waters. But before strapping on that harness, first consider the following safety factors.
Tragedy struck Manhattan's west side last Sunday when a portion of terracotta windowsill broke off of the Esplanade Luxury Senior Residences eight stories above the street. The piece came crashing down onto a 60-year-old resident and her granddaughter, 2.
As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, New Yorkers begin returning to the sea aboard sailboats and speedboats. With the increased activity on the waterways comes an uptick in recreational boating injuries and fatalities.
New York City construction workers are used to working under dangerous conditions, at great heights with stiff river breezes blowing all around them, during inclement weather and around huge cranes and earth-moving equipment.