Curb Cuts Case Comment Period

CIDNY is informing the public of the proposed settlement agreement and release of claims in the curb cuts case. As part of this settlement, class representatives have a right to make comments. All objections must be submitted or postmarked on or before June 3, 2019.
Please refer to the following documents for details: 

We Need Your MTA Stories

If you or someone you know are a person with a disability who lives in, works in, or travels to locations in the vicinity of any of these stations and who is impacted by the fact that they’re not accessible, we’d love to talk with you.

  • Broadway Junction (J/Z Lines Only)
  • Bay Ridge Avenue (R)
  • Bay Parkway (N)
  • Borough Hall (4/5 Lines Only)
  • 30th Avenue (N/W Lines)
  • Broadway (N/W Lines)
  • Court Square (G Line Only)
  • Metropolitan Avenue (G/L). 
  • 238th St. (1)
  • 168 Street  (1)
  • 181 St (A)
  • 191 St (1)
  • 190 St  (A)
  • 181 St (1)

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MTA Stories

Urge Governor Cuomo to include a funding increase of only $5 million for Independent Living Centers in his budget proposal!

It is that time of year again where we need to ask for your help. We all know how crucial Independent Living Centers like Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY are in communities across the State. We provide a wide array of supports and services that help people be independent and integrated in their communities.

Yet, Governor Cuomo has failed to include a funding increase for Independent Living Centers in his proposed budget over and over again.

Governor Cuomo is developing his 2019-20 Executive Budget proposal, scheduled for next month. The Board of Regents again recommends he include a $5 million increase to the network of ILCs in this year’s budget. Now we have to make sure he follows this recommendation by telling him how important it is to people with disabilities across the State!

ACTION: Email Governor Cuomo. Urge him to include a funding increase of only $5 million to ILCs across New York in his Executive Budget proposal!

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How to Get Food Help

Are you or someone you know looking for food help this holiday season?

CIDNY can help New Yorkers with disabilities connect to food pantries in your neighborhood and/or apply for long term food help.

Low income New Yorkers with disabilities can get food help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). Low income seniors might qualify for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) or the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).

Hunger Free America has guides to food pantries by borough available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. It is best to call each location before you go to find out if they are accessible.

If you’re looking for a food box for Thanksgiving or a Thanksgiving meal, you can contact food pantries, soup kitchens, community centers, or religious organizations. A Google search for “community centers” in your neighborhood will show senior centers, settlement houses, and other community centers that may offer food boxes.

If you currently receive SNAP, you can use your EBT card at Greenmarkets to get Health Bucks. For every $5 you spend, the NYC Health Department will give you $2 in Health Bucks to use at the market. Look for the booth at the market.

If you’re looking for recipes and tips on cooking healthy food on a budget, Good and Cheap is available free online in English and Spanish.


Fall leaves and the words Happy Thanksgiving.