The FDNY is cracking down on “escape room” locations across the city over safety concerns following the deaths of five teenage girls in Poland earlier this year, according to a spokesperson. The task force, known as “Escape Rooms in NYC,” has issued seven vacate orders in the city, with four locations being shut down and three partially shuttered, according to an FDNY spokesperson. It has also fined nine locations. In all, 21 violation orders were given to escape room locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The reasons for shutdowns and fines range from safety hazards, lack of evacuation routes, fire safety concerns and operating location over-capacity, the spokesperson said. Top Tri-State News Photos Richard Drew/AP Escape rooms host groups where players are locked in a room and have to solve an interactive puzzle in order to get out. They've soared in popularity over the last year or so. The task force comes after the deadly fire … [Read more...] about FDNY Task Force Cracks Down on Escape Rooms Citywide After 5 Girls Die in Poland Horror
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The man police accuse of being involved in a multi-state police chase that caused multiple injuries to officers and civilians remained on the loose Thursday afternoon. Dejuan Robinson, 20, is wanted by police in Delaware for questioning related to multiple homicides there. But he escaped police in South Philadelphia on Wednesday after a prolonged chase, authorities said. Naked Wrong-Way Driver Crashes on I-95 After 2-State Chase Meghan Stone-Kirts and her family were among those who didn't escape the mayhem that Robinson allegedly caused. Her husband and her 3-year-old son are in hospitals in Philadelphia recovering from serious injuries that occurred when they crashed on Interstate 95 as part of the chase. Stone-Kirts recalled to NBC10 in an interview how the car allegedly driven by Robinson sped by her, clipping off a side-view mirror. Then police cars came up from behind. The next thing she remembers, her car slammed into the side of the highway. "I remember seeing a black … [Read more...] about Boy, 3, on Way to NYC Birthday Party Badly Hurt in Cop Chase
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff November 21, 2018 The injustice of it all hit James Carmody on Wednesday morning as he was driving back from the grocery store and heard a report on the radio about the crowds swarming into New York City to brave subfreezing temperatures for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I was thinking, why aren’t we doing something? Why don’t we have our own?” said Carmody, vice president and general manager of the Seaport Hotel. “The hotels in Boston would love to have something big on Thanksgiving, as well as the retailers.”After all, the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, not Rockaway Beach. Yet somehow New York has stolen a holiday that by all rights should be ours. Advertisement Every year, the eyes of the nation turn to Manhattan for the Macy’s Parade, which draws 3.5 million … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving should be big in Boston. So how did we let New York steal it from us?
UPDATE: NY Senate Employee Identified Among 20 Dead in Limo Horror A limousine carrying four sisters, other relatives and friends to a birthday celebration blew through a stop sign and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store in upstate New York, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians, officials and victims' relatives said Sunday. The weekend crash was the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade, authorities said. The crash turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon to horror at a rural spot popular with tourists viewing the region's fall foliage. Relatives said the limousine was carrying the sisters and their friends to a 30th birthday celebration for the youngest. "They were wonderful girls," said their aunt, Barbara Douglas, speaking with reporters Sunday. "They'd do anything for you and they were very close to each other and they loved their family." NY Birthday Limo Obliterated, 20 Killed in Upstate Horror AP Douglas said three of the … [Read more...] about Limo on Way to Birthday Party Blows Stop Sign in Upstate NY; 20 Killed
National Lobster Day is on September 25 this year, and restaurants around New York City are offering discounted lobster rolls and other festive ways to partake in the celebrations -- so grab some friends and fellow lobster-lovers and get cracking. For one week only,Luke’s Lobsteris offering $14 lobster rolls to celebrate the holiday and their ninth birthday. Stop by the DUMBO location (or the dozen other locations around the city) and enjoy rolls with a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. Preview of New York Oyster Week Red Hook Lobster Pound celebrates with "Lobster Week," where guests can enjoy their famous lobster dinner with a complimentary beer or wine pairing for $25. The Lobster dinner includes a one-and-a-half pound Maine lobster, potatoes, corn and slaw. Red Hook brings lobsters straight from the Maine coast, and features them in their massive salt water tanks around the restaurant. New York’s only floating lobster shack,North River Lobster Co., allows … [Read more...] about How to Celebrate National Lobster Day in NYC