In the News: Alleged Embezzlement at Dry Cleaners

••• “Two employees of [Pure Green Cleaners on Murray] were arrested after video footage revealed that for nearly a year, beginning on Aug. 14, 2014, they were allegedly pocketing cash from the store’s register, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.” —Tribeca Trib

••• “A Queens man is suing the city after he slipped and fell on a ‘dangerously very smooth, shiny’ portion of a large stone plaque meant to educate visitors about the history of City Hall Park.” The fact that there are signs warning that it’s slippery apparently weren’t enough for the man. —DNAinfo

••• The same guys who burgled Dahlia’s also stole from Lilly O’Briens. —DNAinfo

••• “Five teenage thugs beat and robbed a man walking to work in the Financial District before hopping on a train to Brooklyn and mugging a second victim, cops said. The hoods surrounded the first victim, 41, on Gold Street near Fulton Street on Aug. 5 at about 4:45 a.m. and began to rough him up, police said.” —New York Post

••• “Seven people were injured when an East River Ferry boat slammed into a dock near the South Street Seaport on Wednesday. The vessel was pulling in at Pier 11 on at around 5:40 p.m. when it struck the mooring, knocking passengers to the deck.” —New York Post

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  1. Were the signs put up during the winter of 2013-2014?

    “In December 2013, Carlos Rodriguez slipped and broke his ankle as he walked across a very glossy section of the circular inlay at the south end of the park, according to the suit and his lawyer, Christopher Thaens.”

    Statute of limitations to sue is 3 years in NYC.

  2. It isn’t just those tiles. There are some around the park’s perimeter that also get very slippery when it snows. And they’re not marked.

  3. All the strips commemorating ticker tape parades on Broadway are also slippery. Who thought it was a smart idea to put polished stone on city sidewalks?

    • Google “slip fall attorneys nyc.”

      It’s bad enough on city sidewalks, but the Broadway black granite ticker tape stones were installed by Alliance for Downtown New York. Do they indemnify the adjacent building owners against pedestrian slip and fall liability?

  4. Well, the story about Green Cleaners on Murray explains why the people there on Thursday didn’t know their a** from a hole in the ground. I just hope I get my laundry back. And to think I was telling a woman waiting for them to find her order about how nice the young man was who had been behind the counter for a number of years!