Manhattan Borough President's Report Finds Problems With Curb Cuts Designed To Help DisabledThey found that just 115, or 9.5 percent, were fully compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Cuomo Signs Legislation Strengthening Disability ProtectionsHe also signed a proclamation recognizing the anniversary of the federal act.
Blind Lawyer Suing City Details Alleged ADA Violations In Central ParkRichard 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.
NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For DisabledMayor 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.
State Lawmaker: MTA Is Not Doing Enough For Disabled CommutersNew York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.
Justice Dept. Looks At Mistreatment Of Disabled Students During New Rochelle H.S. EvacuationTwo 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.
Judge Wants Answers From NYC On Handicapped VotingFederal 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.
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.
DOJ Pushing For Discrimination Settlement Against L.I. Senior Citizens ComplexJack 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.
Judge Rules That NYC Cabs Must Be Wheelchair AccessibleOnly 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.
Mayor Bloomberg Opposes Making All Cabs Wheelchair AccessibleMayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.
Martin Kessman Sues White Castle, Says Booths Are Too Small At Nanuet RestaurantAn Airmont man is suing White Castle because he says booths at the company's Nanuet restaurant are too small for his 290-pound frame.