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Americans with Disabilities Act

New report details alleged ADA violations in Central Park. Blind attorney Richard Bernstein has sued the city after being run down by bicyclist in Central Park. (credit: Richard Bernstein/handout)

Blind Lawyer Suing City Details Alleged ADA Violations In Central Park

Richard Bernstein, who was run down by a bicyclist in Central Park a year and a half ago, claims he has proof that the city has ignored the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12/24/2013

TLC Chair David Yassky announcing wheelchair accessible cab agreement, Dec. 6, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For Disabled

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky say New York City will adopt regulations requiring that half of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs be accessible to people with disabilities.

12/06/2013

Smith-9th Streets subway station in Brooklyn - April 26, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

State Lawmaker: MTA Is Not Doing Enough For Disabled Commuters

New York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.

08/25/2013

Jennifer Feltenstein

Justice Dept. Looks At Mistreatment Of Disabled Students During New Rochelle H.S. Evacuation

Two disabled New Rochelle High School students claim they were mistreated during a fire condition last month and now the school is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

02/26/2013

A man votes at a public school - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Wants Answers From NYC On Handicapped Voting

Federal Judge Deborah Batts said she sees improvements in the city’s efforts to make polling places accessible to disabled people, but she’s not yet satisfied.

09/10/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Overturns Wheelchair Accessibility Ruling For NYC Taxis

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act doesn’t require the city to demand that cabbies serve the disabled.

06/28/2012

Jack Biegel

DOJ Pushing For Discrimination Settlement Against L.I. Senior Citizens Complex

Jack Biegel’s wife of 46 years has been gone for almost five years, yet the way Sandra Biegel left this world still gnaws at her husband.

05/11/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Judge Rules That NYC Cabs Must Be Wheelchair Accessible

Only about 200 of the city’s 13,000 taxis can handle wheelchairs right now. In a suit against the Taxi and Limousine Commission, several advocacy groups said that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

12/24/2011

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Opposes Making All Cabs Wheelchair Accessible

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.

10/20/2011

FILE - White Castle logo (credit: AP)

Martin Kessman Sues White Castle, Says Booths Are Too Small At Nanuet Restaurant

An Airmont man is suing White Castle because he says booths at the company’s Nanuet restaurant are too small for his 290-pound frame.

09/13/2011

A United States Post Office - File / Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Westchester Letter Carrier Out To Change Americans With Disabilities Act

Father’s Day came and went with a local dad still fighting to be with his disabled daughter. For years, his job accommodated his daughter’s needs, but all of sudden his hours were changed and now he’s going to court.

06/20/2011

Front door lift

Staten Island Mom At Odds With Neighborhood Over Wheelchair Lift For Daughter

It’s a heartbreaking battle involving a 4-year-old girl with cerebral palsy and her right to a wheelchair lift. A Staten Island condo board isn’t allowing a front-door lift. The homeowner is calling it discrimination.

05/05/2011