new-york-city

You Will Not Be Killed By Falling Air Conditioners 

Aleksander Chan · 11/04/14 03:00PM

A few weeks ago, I accidentally pushed the air conditioning unit out of my bedroom window, sending it plunging down from the second story into the alleyway below. No one was harmed. Let me emphasize: It was an accident.

Couple Spends $2 Million Extra to Protect Kids From Perilous Stairs

Tom Scocca · 07/31/14 12:54PM

Here is an explanation, from the New York Times, of why a family of five—having bought a Brooklyn townhouse for $1.7 million, renovated it top to bottom for an undisclosed amount of money, and seen it burn down in a construction accident at the very moment of completion—decided it would be necessary, as a next step, to go shopping "in the $4 million range" for a roomy apartment in downtown Manhattan: