Tag: New York City

The MoMA displays new accessible icon as art

The MoMA displays new accessible icon as art

| March 20, 2017

A new, more active accessibility sign for people with disabilities is on display in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The updated version of the traditional accessibility icon will be displayed through February 2015 as part of the museum’s “A Collection of Ideas.” The new design, pushed forward by the Accessible […]

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Wheelchair accessibility violations bring luxury buildings under scrutiny

Wheelchair accessibility violations bring luxury buildings under scrutiny

| March 19, 2017

Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor has sued a leading New York City developer for violating wheelchair accessibility regulations. According to U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, developer Related Companies has failed to make two of its buildings compliant with the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the developer announces a deadlock, the lawsuit forbids […]

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Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

Transgender man removed from public pool locker room, sues

| March 7, 2017

A transgender man is suing New York City after he was asked to leave the men’s locker room of a public pool last July, reports Gothamist. Bryan Ellicot, a 24-year-old who is undergoing hormone therapy and who has identified as a man for the last two years, used a public pool locker room in Staten […]

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Hilton hotel rooms will soon open by smartphone

Hilton hotel rooms will soon open by smartphone

| August 6, 2014

Smartphones have cut out the middleman in any number of transactions: ordering food delivery (try Seamless, and GrubHub); grocery shopping (check out FreshDirect’s app); and even booking doctor appointments (see ZocDoc). And now, Hilton will let its hotel guests check in and out, upgrade their rooms, and, eventually, unlock their rooms via their smartphones. Hilton, […]

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Polling place access for the disabled to be improved in New York

Polling place access for the disabled to be improved in New York

| May 22, 2014

Disabled New Yorkers may soon have improved access to polling places. In a lower court decision, a judge had ordered changes at New York City polling locations, according to the Connecticut Post. Last week, a federal appeals court agreed unanimously with that judge’s decision. The written decision, enacted by Manhattan’s 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of […]

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In the most pet-friendly cities, newly pet-friendly apartments attract renters

In the most pet-friendly cities, newly pet-friendly apartments attract renters

| September 13, 2013

If you treat your pet like a family member, you have reason to smile. An increasing number of apartments in the US have started welcoming pets. According to a recent survey, three in four apartment and townhouse communities allow renters to keep pets. Another survey found that landlords allowing pets made more money from their apartments, […]

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