Disability Advocates Stage Capitol Hill Summit On Hollywood Inclusion (Update)

On July 31, 2017, members of government and the Hollywood community gathered for a daylong summit on Capitol Hill hosted by RespectAbility, a nonprofit that seeks to fight stigmas and advance opportunities for people with disabilities, to discuss the forces behind those statistics and how to change them. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Gina Rodriguez, Star of Jane the Virgin, Opens Up About Her Anxiety

Gina Rodriguez is a Harlem fave, since helping to raise funds with uptown’s Lin-Manuel Miranda during Hispanic Heritage Month for a benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation’s Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Barcelona’s Colau, Uptowns Rodriguez And Others Announce Joint Safety Competition

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, Uptowns Council person Ydanis Rodriguez and others today announced a new joint call for innovative solutions to enhance safety at intersections for blind and low-vision pedestrians. Continue Reading →

90-Year-Old Mother Visits Disabled Daughter 6 Days A Week (Update)

A 90-year-old mother from Harlem has been visiting her disabled daughter at a Bronx home six days a week for the past 20 years. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis Accessible Dispatch Rules Pass Unanimously Approved By TLC

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By New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today unanimously approved proposed rules creating an operational framework for the expansion of its Accessible Dispatch Program to dispatch Yellow Medallion and Green Cabs to passengers in all five boroughs. Continue Reading →