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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A birthday party to celebrate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's 86th birthday and a rally to demand New York City to rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building after the jurist will be held Friday morning. The festivities, which was setup by Democratic Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, will take place at 8 a.m. outside the Brooklyn Borough Hall. They include a birthday cake, card and happy birthday singalong. The Daily News reports Adams first made his pitch to have the municipal building named after the Brooklyn-born Ginsburg in September. A Change.org petition calling for the municipal building to be renamed has already passed 50,000 signatures as of Monday. Top Tri-State News Photos NBC Connecticut/DroneRanger So far, Mayor de Blasio has not endorsed the measure. A spokesman for City Hall says the administration is reviewing Adams' proposal. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Supreme Court says Ginsburg is aware of the proposal … [Read more...] about Rally to Rename NYC Building After Ruth Bader Ginsburg Set for Friday, Her 86th Birthday
Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc13.com/video/embed/?pid=5188806" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Deadly school shooting in Brazil. Share: Share Tweet Email AP SAO PAULO -- Authorities say hooded teenagers opened fire at a school in southern Brazil, killing six people before taking their own lives. Wednesday's shooting happened in a public school in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city. The state government of Sao Paulo says two youths armed with guns and wearing hoods entered the school and began shooting at students and then killed themselves. Authorities say five students and an administrator at the school were killed. Latin America's largest nation has the largest number of annual homicides in the world, but school shootings are rare. Brazil's new President Jair Bolsonaro … [Read more...] about Teens kill 6, themselves in school shooting in Brazil: Officials
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?