A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Monday after allegedly slapping and punching a 14-year-old student. The teen suffered eye injuries in the attack. The male teacher, 34, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The recent snowstorm gave plenty of New York children an opportunity for fun, but a growing number of municipalities are deciding to ban kids from downhill sledding. The idea is not embraced by most city councils, but many places have decided that the risk of a multi-million-dollar injury lawsuit is too great.
Most school officials, coaches and students understand the seriousness of hazing in youth athletics. Once shrugged off as "rites of passage," most people understand that hazing-related assault can cause profound psychological damage to the victims - in addition to obvious physical injuries - and may result in depression, irreversible psychological trauma and suicide.
In 2009, a young man was walking in Central Park when a large tree branch snapped overhead and fell on him. The branch damaged his lungs, spinal cord and brain, leaving him paralyzed and cognitively disabled.
At 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds Eric Garner was an imposing figure but a gentle giant, according to friends and family members. His family, which includes six children and a wife, is still trying to understand what caused his death during an arrest Thursday evening.
A 43-year-old New York City sanitation worker died Saturday when a coworker hit him with a street sweeper in Queens.
In February, a 56-year-old man died in a New York City jail when the temperature in his cell reached at least 101 degrees. Preliminary investigations revealed that Jerome Murdough's internal body temperature reached 103 degrees, but nobody answered his pleas for help at the Riker's Island complex he was confined in.
Citi Bike racks have been a controversial matter since New York City implemented the bike-share program, but few regarded it as a life-or-death issue. That thinking may soon change, as a Citi Bike lawsuit reaches Manhattan Appellate Court.
Friday's subway derailment in Queens injured dozens of people and terrified 1,000 passengers on the express F train.
A 43-year-old construction worker has settled a construction injury lawsuit against New York City for $6.3 million.