For years, overloaded caseworkers at APS have struggled and sometimes failed to provide state-mandated services to the city’s most vulnerable adults. In at least two instances over the past several years, city officials determined that those failures contributed to the death of an APS client, according to disciplinary records obtained through an open records request. Illustration: Vincent Panzeca
Air-conditioning breakdowns on subway cars happened about 10 times a day during June, July and August between 2010 and 2014, according to analysis of Metropolitan Transportation Authority data obtained by The New York World through open records request. In total, there were nearly 6,500 “hot cars” over the five-year period covered by the data. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of those incidents occurred during the hottest months of the year.
Between January 2013 and April 2014 restaurants appealed the results of more than 13,000 graded inspections, and more than half of those appeals resulted in an improved letter grade for the restaurant. Photo: AP/Bebeto Matthews
New York World reporter Harry Stevens joined the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s failure to implement new inspection and safety rules to govern the tugboats responsible for transporting barges full of crude oil down the Hudson River, a relatively new and growing industry.
Using data from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the New York World created an interactive map that details the changing ridership at each subway station across the the five boroughs. Photo: Harry Stevens
The New York World has partnered with WNYC to continue an effort to systematically track and record every traffic-related death across the five boroughs. Photo: Geoff Young/Flickr
Many New York hospitals struggle to ensure that newborns are vaccinated against the hepatitis B virus prior to leaving the hospital, potentially putting those who are not vaccinated at increased risk of contracting a virus that kills more than 700,000 people worldwide each year. Photo: Christopher Brown/Flickr
More than 22,000 medical and religious exemptions were granted to students for the 2013-14 school year, up 27 percent from 2010-11, according to the state Health Department. Public and private enrollment over the same period remained largely flat.
In 2006, the New York State Department of Education reinstated the license of a Long Island-based psychiatrist despite the strong opposition of a state health official. Now that psychiatrist, Marshall Hubsher, is facing criminal charges including the third-degree rape of a patient and conspiracy to sell prescription drugs.