Judge Grants NYLPI Unedited Bodycam Footage of NYPD Shooting of Man Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

June 16, 2019

In a landmark ruling for New York’s Freedom of Information law, the New York State Supreme Court has ordered the New York Police Department to turn over unredacted body-worn camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an individual with disabilities …



NYLPI Supports City Council’s Disability Justice Work

June 13, 2019

NYLPI staff testified yesterday before two city council bodies in support of important accessibility legislation. Access-a-Ride Campaign Organizer Eman Rimawi gave testimony in support of  intro 1557, sponsored by Speaker Johnson and Council Members Ri …



Gothamist cites NYLPI figures on disability in story on nyc half price metrocards

June 6, 2019

Gothamist reporter Jen Chung has cited NYLPI’s figures in a story about New Yorkers signing up for new half-priced MetroCards through the new Fair Fares program. New Yorkers with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to poverty and unemployment, wit …



NYLPI’s Eman Rimawi Selected for NYC Transit Accessibility Committee

May 30, 2019

NYPLI Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer Eman Rimawi has been invited to join New York City Transit’s new Advisory Committee on Transit Accessibility (ACTA). Eman was selected from dozens of qualified and passionate individuals to join th …



Upcoming decision over MTA reorganization is an opportunity to regain public trust

May 22, 2019

NYLPI has signed on, along with other environmental and good governance organizations, to a letter to Patrick Foye, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, urging him to ensure that the upcoming discussion over the reorganization of …



New York Times Features NYLPI’s Work As Part of Access-A-Ride Reform Group

May 16, 2019

The New York Times ran an in-depth feature this morning on efforts to reform the Access-A-Ride service, quoting our ally in the Access-A-Ride-Reform-Group, Joseph G. Rappaport, the executive director of the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disab …



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