By Brooklyn Reader

July 24, 2014, 1:35 pm

 

Wheelchair AccessibilityState Senate candidate Sean K. Henry will host a rally with community activists and seniors on Friday calling on the MTA to make more subway stations in East Brooklyn accessible to those with disabilities.

The neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville are in dire need of an accessible subway stations as hundreds of thousands of residents use public transit on a weekly basis. Only 82 of New York’s 421 subway stations are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Michele Kaplan is frustrated and often struggles in her wheelchair to get over the large gap between the train car and the platform. Photo: Elizabeth Graham

Michele Kaplan is frustrated and often struggles in her wheelchair to get over the large gap between the train car and the platform.
Photo: Elizabeth Graham

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 25

WHERE: New Lots Ave. Subway Station (last stop on the 3 train; near 907 Livonia Ave.)

WHAT: New York State Senate candidate Sean Henry calls for more accessible subway stations in East Brooklyn

WHO: New York State Senate candidate Sean Henry, community activists and seniors


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