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NYC targets taxi speeds as part of 'Vision Zero' initiative

New Yorkers understand that time is precious. As a result, NYC streets tend to be crowded, both night and day, with travelers quickly moving from one place to another. Instead of walking, biking and driving in a leisurely manner, New Yorkers tend to be fast-paced. Because time is indeed precious, it is understandable that New Yorkers move like there is none to waste.

Premises liability suit allowed to proceed against NY school

What responsibility, if any, does a school or city have for the prevention of suicide by a certain means? This question may seem morbid, but the answer will be important in a New York lawsuit that was recently given clearance to proceed. The lawsuit for wrongful death and premises liability was filed against Cornell University and the city of Ithaca after a student committed suicide by jumping off an on-campus bridge in 2010.

While driving, hands-free devices are no less distracting

One look around the streets of New York City is all it takes to realize that distracted drivers are an accident waiting to happen. Whether they’re texting, talking on a cellphone or trying to program a GPS device, drivers who aren’t focused on the road put themselves and others at significant risk for a distracted driving accident.

Fall at New York Mets game is sad beginning of baseball season

The baseball season is just beginning. This time of year brings joy to many New Yorkers' hearts and other fans of the American pastime all around the world. At least for the fans who attended a New York Mets exhibition game in Canada last week, the baseball season started off on a sad note.

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