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Chelsea »

Blind Chelsea Mom Hopes Treatment Will Let Her See Her Daughters

Alexandra Hobbs is fundraising for stem cell therapy she hopes can restore her sight.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Home for the Blind to Get $38M Upgrade

Residents at Selis Manor will get overhauled apartments and a host of other improvements. 

Morningside Heights »

Donations Pour in to Help Blind Man and Guide Dog Stay Together

The funds will help Cecil Williams and his dog Orlando stay together.

Gramercy »

Struggling Library for Blind Selling Gramercy Property for $9M

Xavier Society for the Blind has cut its staff and is selling its East 23rd Street property.

Upper East Side »

Controversial Crosswalks for Blind Receive Community Support

A CB 8 committee's decision comes after disability rights activists fought opposition to the plan.

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."

Greenwich Village »

Blind and Deaf Acting Company to Make American Debut at NYU

Israel's blind-deaf acting troupe Nalaga'at Theater will perform in the Village in January.

Bergen Beach »

Brooklyn Teen Blinded in School Beating Suing City for $16M

The attack left student Kardin Ulysse, 14, blind in one eye, prompting the lawsuit.  

Forest Hills »

Woman Arrested for Stealing Blind Lady's Wallet in Subway

Latisha Richardson, 39, was nabbed for robbing the woman at 75th Avenue in Forest Hills, police said.

Manhattan »

Officials Introduce Taxi Payment Service for the Visually Impaired

The new system will give the visually impaired access to audio payment prompts.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Council Pushes to Make 'Dangerous' Union Square Plaza Safer for the Blind

Visually impaired pedestrians say the city's new plazas and bike lanes are a nightmare to navigate.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

Blind Gift Wrappers Open Shoppers' Eyes at Barnes & Noble

Blind volunteers helped wrap gifts at an Upper East Side Barnes & Noble Thursday.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Disabled Photographer Still Taking Shots in Chelsea

Blind and disabled photographer Flo Fox has a new show at the Carter Burden Center for the Aging.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

UWS Hardware Store Hosts Guide Dogs Charity Walk

Beacon Hardware hosts its annual charity walk this Saturday, Sept. 24 for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

Harlem »

Eight Pre-K Students Taken to Hospital After School Bus Crash

The students from the Lighthouse International School for blind students were taken to Mt. Sinai as a precaution, officials said.