Author Archive | Joe Rappaport

Disability groups/Straphangers: Cap bill won’t strand New Yorkers — that’s what Uber does

Taxis for All Campaign: Members include Bronx Independent Living Services • Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled • Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York • Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York • Disabilities Network of New York City • Harlem Independent Living Center • United Spinal Association • VetsFirst • 504 Democratic… read more →

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BCID and other activists rally as MTA shuts 72nd Street station for renovation without plans to make the station accessible

May 14 — BCID joined a rally last week with Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, TransitCenter, CIDNY and the United Spinal Association, among other groups, protesting the MTA’s decision to shut the 72nd Street station without making it accessible.  (To see an article about the protest, click on “read more.”) BCID is a plaintiff in a… read more →

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Artists Undeterred calls for submissions

CALL FOR ART! Please SHARE: Call for disabled artists who address disability in their work, all mediums, for the exhibition “Artists Undeterred” at the Pride Center of Staten Island, New York, August and September, 2018, and at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, New York, October through December, 2018. Please send high resolution… read more →

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Cuomo bill would ban “source of income” discrimination

Gov. Cuomo today introduced legislation to outlaw discrimination based on source of income, a situation renters with disabilities know well. (Click on “read more” to reach link to the governor’s news release.) BCID met with legislators on Monday to urge them to support similar legislation when we went to Albany as part of the New York Association on… read more →

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Cuomo, legislature get failing marks in NYAIL report card

April 24, 2018 — Whether it was more funding for independent living centers or increasing funding for a home-repair tax credit, the state’s 2018-2019 budget didn’t come through for people with disabilities, according to a report card released yesterday by the New York Association on Independent Living. (Click on “read more” to reach link to report… read more →

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