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Upper West Side »

Locals Push for UWS Playground Redesign to Attract Kids of All Abilities

Community members are working to design an inclusive and accessible play space in the neighborhood. 

East Flatbush »

Principal Tried to Bar Blind Counselor's Seeing Eye Dog, Complaint Says

Tami Hernandez-Rosenberg was given extra work and told she couldn't have her guide dog, she said.

Washington Heights »

Plan to House Disabled Adults in WaHi Condo Scrapped After Residents Object

Residents of 2360 Amsterdam Ave. said that the building is not suitable for people with disabilities.

Corona »

Willets Point LIRR Station to Become Handicap Accessible by 2016, MTA Says

The $9.7 million renovation will include a new elevator and stairs with ADA-compliant guardrails.

Upper East Side »

Wheelchair-User Sues Creperie Over Lack of Ramp Access

Bonjour Crepes has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who said the shop is not wheelchair accessible.

East Village »

Former Ms. Wheelchair America Struggles with East Village Curbs and Steps

Alexandra McArthur, 25, is on a mission to make the East Village more accessible to those in wheelchairs.

TriBeCa »

Disabled Athlete Told She Can't Bring Service Dog Into TriBeCa Deli

Marathon runner Helene Hines was yelled at by workers when she tried to buy a sandwich.

Upper East Side »

Disabled Residents Protest UES Opposition to Crosswalks for Blind

Supporters of crosswalk signals for the blind call them "a matter of basic dignity."

Upper East Side »

Blind Lawyer Hit by Cyclist in Central Park

Richard Bernstein, of Detroit, was walking with his cane in Central Park Monday when a cyclist struck.

New York City »

Appeals Court Overturns Ruling that Would Have Made More Taxis Accessible

The court ruled in favor of the TLC, which has claimed it has no obligation to make cabs accessible.

New York City »

Liu Threatens to Derail 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

Embattled City Comptroller John Liu said the city must mandate that all new cabs be wheelchair accesible.

Manhattan »

City to Seek Appeal of Federal Court Ruling on Taxi Accessibility

In December, a judge ruled the city's taxi fleet was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Manhattan »

Taxi Drivers Offered New Handicap-Accessible Option in Model Cab

A new handicap-accessible taxi, the MV-1, was unveiled Tuesday.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

East River Esplanade Near 78th Street to Reopen Soon, DOT Says

The East River waterfront between 76th to 79th streets will reopen now that a pedestrian bridge is done.

Manhattan »

Disabilities Commissioner Matthew Sapolin Dies at 41

Matthew Sapolin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, died of cancer.

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