At just after 10 a.m. on a crisp autumn morning, ninth grade teacher Emmy Lee, 36, enthusiastically led a group of 10 teenagers across the faded zebra crosswalk that connects East Houston and 1st Avenue. Sporting her neon pink running shoes and a navy hoodie
Columbia journalism student Aidan Kahn captured the protest in images.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is promising to make the New York City subway nearly entirely accessible, but that is going to take 33 years. Disability advocates say it’s too early to celebrate given the challenges that persist for them.
Among those advocating for disability rights is
Joan Aslarona says a paraprofessional broke her son’s arm in a secluded room. Her claim is consistent with historical misconduct allegations at District 75 schools.
The community, which fought the project for nine years and lost, still hasn’t come to terms with its soon-to-be new neighbor.
George Dawson never imagined he’d be back in school when he retired from medicine in the early months of the pandemic. But when COVID-19 took his younger brother, the longtime radiation oncologist found himself at LaGuardia Community College earning a certificate in community health work.
This year, between 8:45 and 10:00 a.m., the young students who attend P.S. 125, the Ralph Bunche School on West 123rd Street, are learning how to read.
In one kindergarten classroom, the class chants “ca-len-dar,” complete with clapping and hand movements, splitting the word into syllables.
In 2016, Aisha "Pinky" Cole closed her restaurant, Pinky’s Jamaican and American Restaurant on West 145th Street in Harlem, for the evening. Then came a call from the fire department: Her restaurant was burning.
“Restaurant is pitch-black, the ceiling has caved in, everything is destroyed and
Gavin Wax, “the Emperor” of the New York Young Republican Club, is trying to make New York City red again.
There are days that Rick Hackett doesn’t bother going to work.
Hackett, 53, is an independent truck driver based in New Jersey. He said that high diesel prices and low contract rates offered by brokers — the middlemen who match shippers with drivers — have made
Ardist Brown Jr., a concierge at a residential building in Lincoln Center and a 35 year union member, has been participating in labor organizing campaigns in New York City for decades. He tells potential new union members his story and hopes workers from all labor
A Disability Rights New York lawsuit prompted a significant shift in the New York State voting process for voters with disabilities. The issues, however, point to a larger problem of accessibility for those who are visually impaired.