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Beware of the Most Accident-Prone Intersections in NYC
02 Aug
2019
Tips & Ideas

Beware of the Most Accident-Prone Intersections in NYC

by Jane Donahue

Do you know where the most accident prone intersections in NYC are? Intersections — with variable speeds, heavy congestion and limited driver reaction time — are the most common sites for accidents and one of the most dangerous places in NYC for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. In order to help you with your daily commute, … Continue reading Beware of the Most Accident-Prone Intersections in NYC ...

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Fire Pits in Metro New York: What Home and Renter Policies Will and Won’t Cover
26 Jul
2019
Co-op Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Renters Insurance

Fire Pits in Metro New York: What Home and Renter Policies Will and Won’t Cover

by James Elliot

Outdoor patio fireplaces, hearths, fire pits, chimineas — anything that includes the open burning of wood — are strictly prohibited in New York City. This may surprise you. They’re sold by major retailers like Lowe’s and Home Depot across the city, and in some areas fire pits are in common use — looking at you … Continue reading Fire Pits in Metro New York: What Home and Renter Policies Will and Won’t Cover ...

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6 Surprising Things Car Insurance Covers
19 Jul
2019
Auto Insurance, Understanding Insurance

6 Surprising Things Car Insurance Covers

by John Malone

Everyone knows that car insurance protects you from losses due to accidents up to the coverage limit of the policy. What you may not know is that car insurance also protects you from many other things, among them rodents, earthquakes and court costs. Here are some surprising things that car insurance covers.  Court Costs Car … Continue reading 6 Surprising Things Car Insurance Covers ...

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Earthquake Insurance in New York? It’s Not Entirely Crazy
10 Jul
2019
Homeowners Insurance

Earthquake Insurance in New York? It’s Not Entirely Crazy

by Richard Leon

Though the Northeast is by far less seismically active than the West Coast, earthquakes do occur here. New York City sits on a geologically complex structure of the northern Appalachian Mountains that averages a moderate earthquake (around 5.0 magnitude) every 100 years. So does that mean you need earthquake insurance in New York? Here’s what … Continue reading Earthquake Insurance in New York? It’s Not Entirely Crazy ...

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