The City: Taken Unawares

The perils that lurk in the big city are not all from muggers and mashers—as anyone knows who has listened to Manhattan's sirens incessantly ululating some emergency. In the past five weeks, for instance, New Yorkers and their guests have been taken unawares in some surprising ways.

Jack Badiner, 62, and his brother Julius, 60, operators of a knitting mill in Minneapolis, were walking on 43rd Street at Times Square when a motorcycle driven by Messenger Richard Zagami, 20, hit a hole in the street, bounced out of control and killed them both....

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