Memorial Day weekend is the culmination of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but being alert to those riding their two-wheeled cycles is important all 12 months out of the year. It's incumbent upon the riders to make themselves as visible as possible when riding, but learning how to safely share the road with motorcycle enthusiasts is important for all.
As spring temperatures rise, more and more New Yorkers will be heading out on local waterways for enjoyable boating adventures. But there could be hidden danger lurking in the form of deadly carbon monoxide gasses.
This week, a 20-story apartment building near 3rd Ave. on E. 9th St. in Greenwich Village had to be braced by wooden planks after its facade came loose. New York City officials and firefighters acted immediately to stop the 10' x 10' portion of the facade from crashing down onto passersby on the street.
Construction projects in New York City have long been the cause of injuries and deaths for those working in the industry. Consider that almost 30 workers lost their lives building the Brooklyn Bridge, scores more perished erecting the original World Trade Centers and five died during the construction of the Empire State Building.
When you fall in public - whether in a store, a parking lot or while walking down the sidewalk - you may initially feel embarrassed. Others may rush to your side to help, and it can be easy to brush them aside and flee the scene to save yourself from further embarrassment.