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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Accessible for-hire rules under attack

April 13, 2018 — The Taxi and Limousine’s rules to require for-hire-vehicle companies like Uber and Carmel to provide accessible service, passed in December, are under attack in the courts. Last Friday, Uber, Lyft and Via filed a lawsuit in federal court against the suit, covered here in Politico NY. (Click on “read more” to… read more →

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