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New Landlord Watch List Shines Light on New York's 100 Worst Landlords

It's no secret that some of the landlords in New York City spend as little as they can on the upkeep of their apartment complexes. But these cheapskate landlords are putting the lives of their tenants at risk. Every year apartment complex accidents in New York City send hundreds of unsuspecting victims to the hospital suffering from falls, injuries caused by ceiling collapses, electrical burns from faulty wiring, and respiratory problems caused by toxic mold growth. Landlords have a responsibility to keep their tenants reasonably safe.

Uncleared Snow and Ice Public Sidewalk Accidents in New York

After a relatively mild start, winter is finally here again along the East Coast. Ice and snow covered sidewalk accident in New York are something all of us should be thinking about. Every year there are hundreds of slip and fall accidents around the City which send people to emergency rooms. Injuries can range from bumps and bruises to head injuries and compound bone fractures. These individuals may require surgeries combined with extensive time lost from work for rehabilitation.

Ice and Snow Covered Sidewalk Accident in New York City?

During an average winter, New York City can receive up to 60 inches of snow-sometimes even more. This can make travelling (even on foot) extremely dangerous-especially if residents don't honor their obligation to clear ice and snow from sidewalks. In fact, hundreds of individuals are taken to emergency departments around the city every year because they've fallen on improperly cleared sidewalks.

New High-Heel-Friendly Surfaces Aimed at Eliminating Sidewalk Grate Accidents in New York City

There are thousands of slotted sidewalk grates around New York City--some of which cover holes up to seventy feet deep or more. While walking over them, they present the risk on any given day of a slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York.

Commission Concludes Con Ed at Fault for Deadly Building Collapse

A new report released by the Public Service Commission places the blame for a deadly building collapse in Harlem last year squarely on the shoulders of Con Edison. The report says that the utility company was deficient in its duty to inspect and maintain the gas lines feeding buildings in the area and that a cracked joint led to a fiery explosion which leveled two residential buildings and killed several people last year.

Tragic Elevator Accident in Staten Island Claims Life of New York City Teenager

A teenager exploring the abandoned Staten Island hospital complex on Castleton Ave. fell to his death in a terrible elevator accident in New York last week. The 16-year-old boy, Marcos Castillo, fell from the seventh story straight down an interior elevator shaft. The accident occurred at roughly 4:45 PM. Rescue workers rushed Castillo to Richmond University Hospital with severe trauma to his head. He was declared dead on arrival.

Deadly Legionnaire's Disease Linked to Unclean Water Towers Could Be Making a Comeback

Legionnaire's Disease is making a comeback in the Bronx even as new laws put in place to help prevent such against negligent landlords in New York City.

Tenants Deem New York Landlord Negligent After Apartment Fire in Hamilton Heights

An allegedly negligent landlord in New York City is finding himself in hot water yet again. Several families displaced by an apartment fire in New York are filing suit against their landlord alleging that he was negligent in repairing the building and that negligence has prolonged their financial hardship. The building, located at 512W. 136th Street, was first brought to the attention of a judge in March when tenants filed multiple complaints about unsafe conditions at the apartments and their inability to return home. At that time, the court ordered the landlord to make repairs by a certain dates-all of which were ignored.

Falling Tree in New York Injures Multiple Park Visitors

Bryant Park was packed on the Labor Day holiday weekend with New Yorkers looking to escape the sun . However, what should have been a carefree day in the shade turned tragic when a large tree snapped in half, crashing down on several people below. Falling tree limb accidents in New York City parks are not a common occurrence but roughly once a year someone is seriously injured-sometimes even killed-by branches or portions of trunks that come toppling out of the sky.

Building Code Violations Lead to Toddler's Death in Manhattan

A heartbreaking accident in the Upper West Side which claimed the life of a cherished toddler last month appears to be the result of at least one building code violation in New York. Greta Greene, a vibrant two-year old, was struck by falling bricks in Manhattan while sitting on a bench with her grandmother.

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