Fox 5 New York
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn relies on four subway elevators to get to work. If any one of those elevators breaks down, which Blair-Goldensohn estimates occurs an average of once every week, he said he struggles to make it to work and often receives no warning ahead of time, aboard his train or online.
AM New York
The MTA’s subway elevators and escalators break down partially because the agency has neglected its maintenance of the equipment, according to a new audit from City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — If it seems like the escalators or elevators at your subway stop are often not working properly, it’s not just your imagination, the city’s top investigator said in a report released Monday.
New York Post
Escalators and elevators in the city’s subway system are constantly breaking down and out of service because nearly 80 percent of them don’t get the maintenance they need, according to a new audit released Monday.
If Sue Susman were to take the subway from her Upper West Side residence to see her doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center on West 165th Street, she would have to take a downtown-bound 1 train at 96th Street, get off at 59th Street, and then transfer to an uptown A or C train.
Courthouse News Service
Under a new settlement, one of the nation’s largest movie theater chains, AMC, will adopt sweeping reforms to give blind customers access to devices that describe visual elements in films.
CityLab (The Atlantic)
The subway is often cited as the most convenient way to get around New York City, but for Chris Pangilinan, riding the system is like playing a game of Russian roulette.
I love New York, but the city hasn’t always been the most friendly to me. Or my walker and wheelchair, I should say.
New York Daily News
Disability advocates fed up with chronically busted elevators and inaccessible subway stations have hit the MTA with two class-action suits.
Disability advocates have filed two lawsuits against the operator of the New York City subway, claiming that a lack of concessions for handicapped riders is tantamount to discrimination.
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