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The New York Times

Court Says New York Neglected Disabled in Emergencies

New York City failed to accommodate for the needs of hundreds of thousands of its residents with disabilities during emergencies, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The ruling was in response to a 2011 lawsuit filed after Tropical Storm Irene. After Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in Oct. 2012 and left many people with disabilities stranded in New York City for several days, the judge found the city to be in “benign neglect.” Read more.