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2013-12-31 23:00:10

New York Car Accident Lawyer Adnan Munawar, of Munawar & Andrews-Santillo, Comments on the Allegedly Dangerous Queensboro Bridge Exit and Asks Drivers to Exercise Greater Caution. (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 For the third time in less than three years, a fatal accident has occurred at a Queensboro Bridge exit that many are alleging to be notoriously dangerous, according to the The New York Times (3rd Death After Another Crash at Hazardous Queensboro Bridge Exit, December 11, 2013)....

2013-02-13 23:03:38

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm discusses workers´ comp and potential lawsuits following the Roosevelt Island Tram rescue. A worker was injured and rescued after getting his foot stuck in the tram´s machinery. New York, New York (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 The worker who was rescued from the top of a Roosevelt Island tram was described as a “tough guy who would recover,” reported CBS News. No matter how tough a worker is he...

2012-04-05 23:02:40

New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the New York personal injury accident that killed a 35 year old painter. John Massas was working on the Throngs Neck bridge when he fell 140 feet into the Long Island Sound. The New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled a number of New York construction accident cases over the past 30 years. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 A New York painter died as the result of a fall while working...

2011-06-01 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lights, Camera, Brooklyn! On Location Tours is heading across the bridge to Brooklyn with its latest TV and movie tour. This four-hour tour to one of New York City's hippest boroughs showcases the one-of-a-kind bridges, bistros and brownstones featured on the big and small screen seen around the world. The Brooklyn TV & Movie Sites tour visits DUMBO, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope and Fort Greene. It includes over 40 recognizable...

2010-10-25 07:00:00

VOREPPE, France, October 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- After nine months' work the French firm POMA is putting the final touches to the installation of a new aerial tramway in New York City, linking Roosevelt Island to Manhattan. The keywords for this unique, resolutely urban amenity are innovation, availability, flexibility and above all safety. A revolutionary world's first for POMA With the completion of this ultra-modern aerial tramway POMA brings to New Yorkers the most advanced...

2009-07-18 12:58:16

A 17-year-old boy who allegedly caused a New York blast in honor of the movie Fight Club found a real-life fight club in jail, corrections officials say. Corrections officials said Kyle Shaw, who stands accused of detonating a homemade bomb outside a New York coffee shop, was punched in the face by a fellow inmate who asked him if he took part in a Riker's Island jail fight club, the New York Post reported Saturday. Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said Shaw, who showed off a...

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2009-06-22 09:55:41

New York's Correction Department is denying a report rapper Foxy Brown received special treatment at Rikers Island prison while serving a nine-month sentence. Brown finished her jail term for a parole violation in April 2008. Although department spokesman Stephen Morello confirmed to The New York Post that Brown was allowed to wear designer clothes and grant media interviews behind bars, he insisted the hip-hop artist's treatment fell within normal guidelines. Inmates were entitled to wear...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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