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New York City’s Pedestrian Fatalities Lowest on Record in 2014

Pedestrian fatalities in New York City fell to a historic low last year following the Vision Zero push to make streets less dangerous. Last year, 132 pedestrians died, the lowest total for a year since the city began keeping records a century ago. In 2013 there were 180 deaths, the highest number in a decade. […]

Cabs & Babies in NYC: How Does it Work?

Traveling in New York City with a baby can be quite challenging, especially when you hail a taxi. The question is, what about a car seat? How do I keep my baby safe? Although the law doesn’t require you to use a car seat in a taxi or livery, it is extremely important to do […]

New York, NY Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

Motor vehicle traffic injuries are the leading cause of injury related death for New York County residents, according to the NYS Department of Health. 61 New York County residents die due to traffic injuries every year: • Of these deaths, 33 are pedestrians, 15 are unspecified persons, 5 are motorcyclists, 5 are occupants of the […]

City Launches New Vision Zero Map Tracking Traffic Deaths

Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative seeks to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024 in New York City. There have been over 200 people killed in these incidents so far this year. The city has recently unveiled its latest Vision Zero initiative: the Vision Zero View – a comprehensive map for people to track all […]

Bicycle Fatalities – a Growing Problem

The number of bicyclists killed in the U.S. is trending upward, particularly for certain subsets of the population, according to a report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). The study shows that yearly bicyclist deaths increased by 16% between 2010 and 2012, while overall motor vehicle fatalities increased just one perfect during the same […]

Data Suggest Falling Asleep on the Subway May be Dangerous

Current data suggests that falling asleep on the subway may be unwise, although this does not come as a surprise to most of us. The NYPD provided data that shows 21% of subway crime victims are sleeping. According to statistics released at the most recent MTA Transit & Bus Committee meetings, out of 1,600 reported […]

Kid Un-Friendly Streets in NYC

Children in poorer neighborhoods are more likely to be injured while walking, according to Gotham Gazette. Avenue H and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn is one of New York City’s most dangerous intersections for children. Within a one-block radius, nearly 50 individuals under 17 were hit and injured by vehicles in a seven-year period, three of […]

Central Park Cyclists are Injuring More Pedestrians and Getting More Tickets

Cops have so far issued 810 summonses to cyclists for a spread of violations, according to the NYPD. These violations include failure to yield, running red lights and wearing headphones while riding. Additionally, 38 pedestrians have reported being struck by cyclists, versus 25 over the same time period last year. The increased enforcement comes after […]

City Program to Rehabilitate Affordable Housing Left Tenants in Unsafe Conditions

New York State Comptroller DiNapoli announced than an audit of a New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) loan program, meant to encourage landlords to rehabilitate affordable housing, found the program was not properly managed or monitored. HPD allowed landlords to forgo repairs they promised to make in exchange for low interest […]

Previous Next Public Advocate Seeks to Crackdown on Toxic Chemicals Used at Nail Salons

Many nail salons were recently found to be using chemicals linked to respiratory trouble and birth defects, and employees have to breathe them in for long hours, according to public advocate Letitia James. She is proposing tighter controls on the industry that include hiring inspectors to examine nail salons and requiring businesses to provide protective […]