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Breakfast Mourns Loss of Services for NYC Disabilities Community

The Staten Island Disabilities Council held its Mourning Breakfast to lament the cuts in services. The March 3 event was one of five breakfasts held in each of New York City’s boroughs to appeal to Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore services, increase salaries of care workers and to open more assisted living facilities for those […]

Spanish Dance Troupe Demonstrates Inclusion

“I like to see how Danza Down, Compañía Elías Lafuente works with dancers with disabilities. It is beautiful and curious to see how professionals of different arts are engaged in this world, a world that most people do not care about.” -Paco Santos

Winter Birds and Owl Pellets at Gateway

On a mild Thursday (Jan. 26), members of the Lifestyles Media Department went to Gateway National Recreation Area at Great Kills for a program on birds. It was just after a nor’easter had hit the area, and Park Services Ranger Kathy Garofalo explained that the birds had deserted the feeders. So with some models and […]

Wavertree/Peking: Tale of Two Tall Ships

The Peking and Wavertree, both taking their turns at Caddell Dry Dock for repairs. One ship is done the other one is being repaired. One has returned to South Street the other is taking a long voyage.

Mount Loretto Trails Open to All

“When we build a trail to be accessible, it’s for everyone,” Carole Fraser, Universal Access Coordinator for the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), told Padalino. “It isn’t only for people with disabilities, it’s for people with small children in strollers. It’s for older adults and everyone to come and enjoy these spaces together. Everyone can come and be more accepting of each other.”