July 16, 2013 – NYC mesothelioma lawyers at the nationally-acclaimed asbestos law firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP share a map of some of the most common asbestos exposure sites in New York City. Unfortunately, the men and women who built New York City into the great metropolis it is today are common victims of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.


NEW YORK, New York, July 16, 2013 – The NYC mesothelioma lawyers at the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, have been helping New Yorkers affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-caused lung cancer for close to 30 years.

Many of the firm’s lawyers and paralegals grew up in New York City’s five boroughs or its surrounding suburbs. With their specialized knowledge of New York City based asbestos-exposure sites, combined with the power of the law firm’s national presence, LK‘s NYC mesothelioma lawyers have helped thousands of NY families affected by an asbestos-related disease.

LK takes pride in representing New York families who lived or worked in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, as well as in the adjacent Westchester County and Long Island’s Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

One of the world’s economic and cultural centers, NYC wasn’t built in a day. Countless men and women worked at various construction jobs throughout the 20th century to raise skyscrapers as the world’s most recognizable skyline took shape. The city also sits atop the world’s largest rapid transit system, boasting over 460 subway stations and over 840 miles of subway track.

Situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City was once the World’s premier shipbuilding facility; particularly during World War II, when the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Todd Shipyard, and the Bethlehem Steel Shipyard produced countless naval vessels paramount to securing victory for the Allies.

Below the streets of NYC is a complicated network of infrastructure, including steam lines that provide superheated steam to countless commercial and residential buildings throughout the city. This network is essential to providing the 8-million-plus city residents over a 302-square-mile area serviced with clean water, electric, steam, and sewer systems.

Unfortunately, the men and women who built New York City into the great metropolis it is today are common victims of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Asbestos was used prevalently in the construction of buildings, at industrial plants, as insulation for the city’s infrastructure, and in the construction of ships at New York’s several navy yards. Often, not only were the workers, who were exposed to asbestos, at risk of developing cancer, but their family members were endangered as well. Workers exposed to asbestos would frequently and unknowingly bring the toxic dust into their home on their work clothes exposing their spouses and children. The asbestos diseases suffered by New Yorkers could all have been prevented if the manufacturers and sellers of the asbestos-containing products warned the people they were profiting from about the health hazards of asbestos exposure.

Below LK’s NYC mesothelioma lawyers share some of New York City’s most common exposure sites.

The Bronx

  • Hellgate Powerhouse;
  • Bronx General Hospital;
  • Bronx Gas and Electric;
  • Co-Op City;
  • Consolidated Shipyard;
  • National Gypsum.


  • Brooklyn Navy Yard;
  • Todd Shipyard;
  • Kings County Hospital;
  • Atlantic Basin Ironworks;
  • Bush Terminal Co.;
  • Domino Sugar;
  • Brooklyn Union Gas Co.


  • World Trade Center;
  • Grand Central Terminal;
  • Macy’s Building;
  • Con Ed 14th Street Powerhouse;
  • Con Ed 34th Street Powerhouse;
  • Con Ed 59th Street Powerhouse;
  • 55 Water Street;
  • Chase Plaza;
  • Bellevue Hospital;
  • MetLife Building;
  • United Nations Building.


  • LaGuardia Airport;
  • Ravenswood Powerhouse;
  • World’s Fair;
  • John F. Kennedy Airport;
  • Con Ed Astoria Powerhouse;
  • Long Island Railroad, Richmond Hill.

Staten Island

  • Proctor & Gamble;
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard;
  • Todd Shipyard;
  • Con Ed Arthur Kill;
  • Staten Island Hospital;
  • Seaview Hospital.

If you or your loved one reside in New York City or have worked with or around asbestos at a facility located in the New York Metro Area and have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, you should contact the NYC mesothelioma lawyers at LK to receive a FREE case evaluation by calling the firm’s 24/7 asbestos hotline at 1.800.637.6529 or by submitting an electronic inquiry at this website.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 1-800-MESO-LAW (1-800-637-6529) or by submitting an email inquiry (see form above). Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.


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