Thursday, April 16, 2009

MS Activists Protest Inaccessible Subway in NY

At Mets opening day on Monday, MS activists raised awareness for disability rights at the stadium subway station. The Mets-Willets Point station is not fully accessible, and these activists wanted fans to know it. Their story made headlines nationwide. Read the USA Today article here.

Pictured above are New York City Council Member John Liu and New York State Assembly Member Micah Kellner. Seated are MS activist Alexis Alexander (right) and Todd Kreisler from the Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY. Below are more MS activists.


Miss Waxie aka A Comic Life, Indeed said...

This is fantastic. I used to live in NYC and I loved, loved, loved it. Unfortunately as my conditioned worsened, I was forced to leave the city simply because I wasn't well enough for the stairs of subway travel and taking cabs everywhere was too expensive.

I don't have MS, but I do have it's peripherial cousin, chronic inflammatory demylinating polyneuropathy, CIDP, (among other autoimmune diseases), and I am truly happy to read this.

I write a comic about my often comic experiences with chronic illness, and I'd love for you to check it out. You can find it at

Thanks again!

- Miss Waxie

ellie said...

this is inexcusable. I know when "'m out in my electric chair and I want to cross the street at a crosswalk with a curb cut I expect to see a curb cut at the other end. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Don't people have any sense? Actually it's dangerous . I have to go on the street to look for access or go back. But in NYC at a new subway stop and stadium? This should not be allowed to continue. The city must put in a new curb cut at once!! I've addressed this issue in my blog for my own city at but I haven't always followed thru with demanding a change. Now I'm motivated again .