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SeaGlass Carousel

Less than a week ago, the 16 million dollar SeaGlass Carousel opened in Battery Park, and though their website was devoid of any accessibility information, I made plans to go anyway. Without calling ahead. There was a time, back when I was a kid/young adult, when wheelchair accessibility could not be assumed. You either had […]

Chelsea Baskets at Chelsea Markets

It’s Easter folks! I’m Buddhist, but the beloved toddlers in my life are being brought up Catholic, and I adore my nephews, so off to Manhattan looking for chocolate eggs laid by a rabbit to remember a carpenter who arose from the dead.  Hey, I said I’m Buddhist. There is a store in my favorite shopping center — The […]

Starbucks (Greenwich and Bank)

Accessible NYC welcomes new author Mia Vayner, who caught our attention with her firebrand blog Disabled Access Denied. Since the goals of our sites are so similar, we invited her here to post her disability access reviews, good or bad, of her travels around New York City. Patronize or boycott these venues as you see […]

Arlene’s Grocery

Arlene’s Grocery used to be a Puerto Rican bodega, but it and a neighboring butcher shop were turned into a bar and live music venue in 1995. It hosts a variety of musical acts, although punk and hard rock are the most common. Wheelchair users can enter with the red wheelchair ramp at the front, […]

Guide to New York City Accessible Taxis

Disabled advocates in New York City have invested a lot of time and energy in getting the city to make its infrastructure accessible, and yellow cabs are a huge bone of contention. Unlike London, where black cabs were made accessible decades ago by royal decree, the city has fought every step of the way to […]