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    NYC visit advice

    I have a friend coming to town for just one day. We are going to meet for dinner and stay over together. Last time I was in the city I had trfinding any wheelchair taxis, and I found the and sidealks very lumpy and uncomfortable to traverse in my power chair.


    Can anyone recommend a good restaurant andhotel close to either a path stop or pen station? (Pretend Dragon knows how to spell Penn Station)? recommendations for any very nearby things to do would also be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random View Post
    I have a friend coming to town for just one day. We are going to meet for dinner and stay over together. Last time I was in the city I had trouble finding any wheelchair taxis, and I found the and sidewalks very lumpy and uncomfortable to traverse in my power chair.


    Can anyone recommend a good restaurant and hotel close to either a path stop or pen station? (Pretend Dragon knows how to spell Penn Station)? recommendations for any very nearby things to do would also be nice.

    Has it been a while since you have been back? The city is very accessible, Penn station subway stop is also accessible which you can go north to Central Park, or a short walk to Bryan Park lots to see and do there too.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Penn...5965!3e2?hl=en

    If the subway is not your thing you can download WOW app it works like UberWav is available in New York too.

    You log in and your phone GPS will show where you are, you put in where you want to go and the app will show you wheelchair cabs close to you and you can see when a driver takes your call and how long it will be before your picked up (usually just minutes)

    http://www.accessibledispatch.com/

    Android
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...Qud293dGF4aSJd

    Apple:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wow-t...541728529?mt=8

    Not sure I would stay in that area but most hotels are accessible based on your needs.

    Part of the fun in New York is the street vibe I would walk south less then a mile down 8th or 9th ave its much nicer area lots to see and lots of restaurants and bars in the area.

    Plus the Chelsea Market has lots of fun places to eat and the Food network is based there too

    http://www.chelseamarket.com/


    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Penn...1218!3e2?hl=en




    Another great place is The High Line its a great pedestrian walk path take the elevators in the Market to the High line.


    Hope that helps let me know if you need more advice and direction and enjoy your trip!

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    The only issue is its a old city so the streets and curb cuts can be rough that is one reason we use the subway...

    Sometimes our community gets scared off by the worries of NYC Subway but its a fast and easy way to get around New York. plus its warm when the city can be numbing cold and snow on the sidewalks and curb cuts are now plowed.

    This is a pretty cool app if you use the subway!
    http://www.wheelyapp.com/

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    Randy, Mombo posted this in an earlier thread about a great cab driver in NYC-

    His name is Azer, cell: 718-413-6766. He was so great with all of us and my son. We used him the 3 days we were in NYC. Would use him again in a New York minute!

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    thank you so much! This greatly enriches the possibilities.
    should she fly in to LaGuardia or Newark?

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    Off topic, but thanks for the videos! I lived in NYC, lower east side for 8 years in late 60s and early 70s and nothing was accessible. However, a great city where I got my education and life together. No curb cuts whatsoever. I used to wheel in the street, then keep an eye out for a fire plug that had a chain on it - I used that chain to grab onto, (after popping a wheelie) and pull up onto the sidewalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triumph View Post
    Off topic, but thanks for the videos! I lived in NYC, lower east side for 8 years in late 60s and early 70s and nothing was accessible. However, a great city where I got my education and life together. No curb cuts whatsoever. I used to wheel in the street, then keep an eye out for a fire plug that had a chain on it - I used that chain to grab onto, (after popping a wheelie) and pull up onto the sidewalk.
    Yea the city has drasticly improved and keeps getting better.

    There are a few of those streets left by Grand Central and Wall Street where you roll a few blocks only to have no curb cut but rare and far between!


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    LGA Airport is the best but NJ airport you can subway to the city and sometimes is a little cheaper to fly in and out of.

    $20 + for Super Shuttle to Manhattan.

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