From the Daily News:
Oh, that's comforting: A new audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli's office finds the NYC Department of Buildings has "allowed major code violations that could pose immediate and severe threats to life and safety to linger unfixed for months." (Now updated with Buildings Dept. response - see below.)
DiNapoli reports that "A review of 1,206 open violations written in April 2010 showed that 1,063 re-inspections had been performed by December 2010. However, 94% of these inspections did not actually occur until four, five or six months after the citations were written. And when those inspections did take place, inspectors found the conditions had not been corrected and continued to pose an immediate threat in almost half of the cases."
Well, they did get 3 illegal hotels in Manhattan to shut down!