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Killer of Olga Cook to Plead Guilty to all Charges

Killer of Olga Cook to Plead Guilty to all Charges The New Jersey man charged with manslaughter for striking and killing cyclist Olga Cook on the West Side Highway has agreed to plead guilty to all ...
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Settlement Obtained for Manhattan Cyclist Doored by Fire Truck

Settlement Reached with the City of New York for Cyclist Doored by Fire Truck The FDNY has learned the hard way the cost of its member's failing to look when opening a door, even the door of a ...
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As case against the City continues, Olga's Killer remains in jail

Pleas no: ‘Smug’ hit-and-run suspect refuses plea deal, now faces up to 7 years if convicted at trial The man indicted for the allegedly drunken hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of ...
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Daniel Flanzig, on behalf of NYBC, honors Sen. Martin Dilan with E-Bikes Award

Chris Nolte, Sen. Dilan, and Daniel Flanzig of NYBC Daniel Flanzig, a Board and Executive Committee Member of The New York Bicycling Coalition, along with leading electric bicycle retailer Propel ...
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Driver has license revoked after fatal crash due to evidence collected during civil case

When a driver struck and killed Matthew Brenner on Sands Street on July 6, 2014, NYPD blamed Brenner and let her off without so much as a ticket. It turns out the driver killed 29-year-old Matt ...
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Unique $100,000.00 (full Policy limits) recovery for Cyclist injured by car door in Manhattan where no contact occurred.

This week we obtained another $100,000.00 (full policy limits) recovery for cyclist "doored" on 19th Street in Manhattan. Our client was traveling West on 19th Street between 5th and 6th ...
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Is Uber destroying the bike messenger? Daniel Flanzig quoted in Crain's New York on the changes Uber is bringing to bike messenger's in NYC

Uber is destroying the bike messenger The app company's new bicycle-messenger business undercuts the competition. But is it legal? Photo: Buck Ennis Samurai competes on service, not price. Unlike ...
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Daniel Flanzig to present "Understanding Bike Insurance" in conjunction with Bike-New York and Black Girls do Bike - NYC RSVP today!

Understanding Bike Insurance Whether you got a new bike for the holidays or continue to cherish your old steed, attend this 1 hour presentation to better understand the ever expanding bike insurance ...
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This week we obtained Summary Judgement for two NYC Cyclists!

This week our firm obtained Summary Judgment for two of our clients who sustained serious injuries when struck by vehicles while cycling in Manhattan. Summary Judgment is a method of resolving issues ...
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A Meaningful Day in Brooklyn For New York Bike Lawyers

Free Bike Lights in Brooklyn Takes on a New Meaning This Year On Sunday November 2 nd, our firm held it's Second Annual Daylight Savings Day Bike Light Giveaway. On a cold sunny afternoon in ...
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Brooklyn Cyclists-Know your legal rights!

As Seen on Shape.com A cyclist in Brooklyn's Prospect Park was the victim of a cruel prank that left him with six broken ribs, a fractured elbow, and recurring dizzy spells—and that the ...
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$210,000.00 Recovery obtained for Cyclist "Doored" in Manhattan

$210,000.00 RECOVERY FOR CYCLISTS "DOORED" IN MANHATTAN Daniel Flanzig obtained a $210,000.00 recovery for cyclist "doored" in the West Village. The cyclist, a model and bartender, ...
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Daniel Flanzig to Present "The Rights of Cyclists" - This Thursday on E.23rd Street, NYC

I will be a featured speaker this Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:30 A.M. 12:30 P.M. at the Crime Victims Services located at the Stein Senior Center located at 204 East 23 rd Street 2 nd Floor ...
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Free Bike lights in Brooklyn This Monday!

FREE BIKE LIGHTS FOR DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME! Monday, November 4, 2013 - 8:00am to 9:30am To get you ready for Day Light Savings Time and your commute in the dark, the Law Firm of Flanzig and Flanzig, ...
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Daniel Flanzig interviewed by the NY Times - The new culture of going out in NYC and the use of Citi-Bikes

I was recently interviewed by the New York Times on the issue of Citi-Bikes and "bar hopping" as well as the legalities of biking while intoxicated in New York. Below is the full text of the ...
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Daniel Flanzig interviewed by Gothamist about NYPD assault on NY Cyclist

Cop Allegedly Knocks Woman Off Bicycle To Give Her A Ticket Thanks to the arrival of Citi Bike, there's been an appreciable increase in cops ticketing cyclists. What cops are still figuring out, ...
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Visiting NY and involved in a crash?

Visiting or on Holiday in New York and Involved in a Bike Crash? Tourist involved in a Bike Crash or Bike Accident in New York City? A great way to see New York is by Bike. Utilizing a rental bike ...
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Daniel Flanzig interviewed by Co.EXIST (Fast Company) regarding the NYPD crack down on sidewalk riding in NYC

Does The NYPD Think Bikes Are More Dangerous Than Cars? http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682548/does-the-nypd-think-bikes-are-more-dangerous-than-cars No pedestrians were killed by bikes in 2012, but for ...
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Sidewalk tickets found to be defective by NYC Courts

Queens cyclists are riding out of court scot-free because of ticket-writing errors Cops are routinely using the wrong administrative code on citations issued to bikers who ride on the sidewalk, and ...
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Daniel Flanzig interviewed by the New York Observer on Bike Crashes in NYC

Several weeks ago I was interviewed by Mike Glover at the New York Observer regarding insurance and citi-bikes. The article was posted today and can be seen below. I discussed with Mke the importance ...
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Are Bike Helmets Necessary for NY Cyclists?

Many arguments have been made about the pros and cons of bike helmets. The Safety issue is clear. If worn properly, a bike helmet can minimize your chance of sustaining a head injury in a crash. Those ...
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Are Bike Helmets Necessary for Citi-Bike Riders?

JUNE 3, 2013, 11:32 AM The New York Times Really? Cycling Is the Top Sport for Head Injuries. By ANAHAD O'CONNOR THE FACTS Last week, New York City began its long-awaited bicycle sharing program, ...
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NY Times Provides Questions and Answers on Citi-Bike

Questions and Answers on Citi Bike By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Published: May 26, 2013 Beginning on Monday, roughly 6,000 bicycles will be available for public use at more than 300 stations in Manhattan ...
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NYC Bike Share - Here are the first days numbers for Citi-Bike

On Monday, New York City’s bike share program finally reached the streets — unlocking 6,000 bikes for public use across more than 300 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. With the skies ...
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Daniel Flanzig interviewed by Brazilian TV on NYC Bike Laws and Bike Tickets in NYC

In preparation for the New York City Bike Share Program (Citi-Bike) Daniel Flanzig was interviewed by Marcelo Parpinelli Medeiros of Brazilian TV Station RedeTV. The interviewed focused on current ...
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