New York City News

California Tops ‘Judicial Hellhole’ List

California isn’t just a warm place to live, which is often the case even in winter, but it turns out the state is considered a “judicial hellhole.” The American Tort Reform Foundation issued its annual “Judicial Hellholes” report on Tuesday, …

Aon Opens Temporary Office in Midtown Manhattan During Sandy Recovery

Aon plc announced this week that it has secured interim office space in midtown Manhattan in New York City as part of its business continuity plan and to continue to serve clients effectively following Superstorm Sandy. The nearly 114,000-square-foot office, …

New York Coastal Residents Urged to Move Out of Irene’s Way

New Yorkers living in low-lying areas should think about moving out Friday before Hurricane Irene hits the city of 8.4 million people, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday. The mass transit system might have to be shut down on Saturday, …

Judge Blocks New York City From Removing Fire Alarm Boxes

A federal judge has ruled against a New York City plan to deactivate 15,000 fire alarm boxes, saying that doing so would discriminate against the deaf and hearing-impaired. The fire department last year said the move would save the city …

New York City Police Pay More in Liability Claims Than Hospitals

New York City paid nearly $521 million in personal injury and property damage claims in 2010 — marking the first time in 30 years the police department’s liabilities topped those of public hospitals, according to a city comptroller’s report issued …