Every Hotel Room in NYC Will Now Have a Panic Button

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Per a pending agreement between the hotel management and the workers' unions, panic buttons will be installed at all hotels, not just Sofitel and Pierre, where two recent high-profile alleged sexual assaults occurred. Both sides say it has nothing to do with the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case, but the Times' Metro Desk already referred to it as a "DSK button" in a tweet.