Editorial: A warning to care for disabled residents
900,000 -- That's the number of disabled New York City residents whose rights were violated as officials failed to adequately plan for their evacuation in a storm. No, federal Judge Jesse Furman wasn't talking about Sandy in last week's decision. He was talking about Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Then -- and later with Sandy -- people who should have been moved from their homes weren't. This isn't just a city thing. In a post-Sandy world, planners from Queens to Montauk need to give this problem a hard look and avoid the city's mistakes.