New York City is the most interesting and exciting city in the world, which of course is one of the reasons why you're here! It may surprise you that it is one of the most accessible cities in the world.
New York City Transit buses are equipped with lifts so that wheelchair users can travel anywhere in the city. Many subway stations have elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones and tactile and audio features on vending machines. Passengers with disabilities pay reduced fares on most trips. Please note that not every subway station is accessible to persons with disabilities.
New York City is famous for its yellow (medallion) taxicabs, and hailing one is how many people prefer to travel. All medallion taxicab drivers are required to assist persons with disabilities, and are trained to do so. They are prohibited from activating the meter until a disabled passenger is settled in and ready to go, and must secure the wheelchair or other mobility aid in the vehicle.
Many theatrical productions, museums, attractions, and musical performances offer discounts for people with physical disabilities, with tickets available through their individual box offices. Many theaters for example, have infrared listening devices available to the hearing impaired.
If outdoor fun is what you are interested in, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department provides special seating and parking access to many events in parks citywide.
Here at the New Yorker Hotel our goal is to provide you with outstanding service and the accessibility you require to fully enjoy your time with us.Accessible Accommodations
Decorated in the same modern, Art Deco, style as all our rooms, we have twenty guest rooms and two suites designated as wheelchair accessible. Nine have roll in showers and shower chairs are available where we don't have a roll in shower. In addition we have assistive systems for hearing impaired guests that our staff will be pleased to install in your room or suite. Items included in the kit: Door beacon with LED light TTY (Text Telephone) Telephone signaler Alarm clock Visual/Audio smoke detector. Email for details and availability.Meeting and Event Rooms
All our meeting rooms are readily accessible with the exception of the Sutton Place on the third floor. Personnel at our Information Desk or at our Reception Desk are readily available to assist.Restaurants
Cooper's Tavern is fully accessible and open daily, offering a selection of regional American cuisines. The Tick Tock Diner offers its full menu of traditional diner fare 24 hours a day. An ADA accessible table is available in the vicinity of the bar of the Cooper's Tavern. The Tick Tock Diner's menu is available in Cooper's Tavern during operating hours and in the Lobby at other times.Other Facilities
Our Fitness Center, Newsstand, Business Center and an accessible restroom are located on the lower lobby level. Personnel at our Information Desk or at our Reception Desk are available to assist in accessing the lower lobby. ADA compliant phones are located on the third floor and the lower lobby.