Wheelchair ramp, James A. Farley Post Office, Manhattan

2 thoughts on “Wheelchair ramp, James A. Farley Post Office, Manhattan

  1. I was confused looking at the wheelchair ramp. I thought it was steps and a ramp, until I saw the full size.
    Why is it not known to the people who need it? I visited several Post Office in Bklyn,with no wheelchair
    accessibility. Aren’t these Federal Buildings? What I’m I missing here???
    Thank you,

    Virginia Hamlin


    1. I wish I had answers for you. It is very aggravating. As a parent who has spent years pushing a stroller around New York City, I have so much more empathy for those with accessibility needs. However, I realize that even I can’t entirely relate, because at least if I get to a subway station or other facility without an elevator or ramp or other accessibility feature, at least I can lift up a stroller with a kid in it; those in wheelchairs and other devices have no such option.

      This appears to be an issue in particular at post offices. Our local post office, in Jackson Heights, Queens, is also not accessible. The same goes for a number of schools and other public facilities across New York City. It is inexcusable.

      Thanks for your comment. There is clearly a lot of work to be done to make sure public facilities are open to all.


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