Tag Archives: New York

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.”

10 Parks That Changed Staten Island

From Savannah to Seattle, PBS explores 10 Parks That Changed America, premiering Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 8 p.m. ET. Find out which parks on Staten Island were influenced by the PBS picks.

59th New York Emmy® Awards

The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 59th Annual New York Emmy® Awards on Saturday, March 19th at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square.   Life-Wire News Service correspondent Eric Schwacke and photographer Meredith Arout were on hand to capture the moment. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

Rally for Direct Care Workers

Across New York State direct care service providers, self-advocates, and their families gathered to support a $15 minimum wage for direct care workers at rallies organized by the Coalition of Service Providers. Outside the New York City office of Governor Andrew Cuomo supporters rallied on Friday, March 11, 2016 to have their voices heard together.  The following […]

Keeping the Promise: SIDDC Breakfast

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council’s Annual Community Breakfast: “Keeping the Promise: It Matters to Us” was held February 26, 2016 at The Vanderbilt in South Beach.  NYS Senator Diane Savino and NYS Assembly Representative Nicole Malliotakis heard the concerns of advocates for and families of people with disabilities. Life-Wire News Service’s Meredith Arout photographed the event […]

FTL MODA at NYFW: Fashion w/o Boundaries

This year’s runway trends were diversity and inclusion at the February 15, 2016 FTL MODA show with models Madeline Stuart, Tiffany Tennille, Shaholly Ayers, Fausto Di Pino, Rebekah Marine, Dionne Michelle, and others. The show featured fashions by Josefa DaSilva, LuLu et GiGi, Dunyah, Adolfo Sanchez, Dear Rain, Mr. Decurtis, and FuMo Bespoke.  Life-Wire correspondents Meredith Arout and […]

S.I. MakerSpace: Building Dreams

Join us behind the scenes at Staten Island MakerSpace, where dreams are built.  Co-Founders Scott Van Campen and D.B. Lampman discuss the work that is happening at their location in Stapleton.  We also talk to designer/engineer Mike Buffington about the rhytmicon he is building at MakerSpace. ” ngg_triggers_display=”never” ngg_proofing_display=”0″ order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

S.I. Developmental Disabilities Council Rally

The Staten Island Developmental Disabilities Council took their message on the road Friday, bringing its Legislative Rally to legislators across Staten Island.  Here is their first stop, where Senator Anthony Lanza had a spirited discussion with the Council regarding new housing for people with disabilities and increasing salaries for direct care professionals. A video of the […]