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New York City is considered one of the most handicap- or wheelchair-friendly cities in the United States. For one, the Big Apple is dotted with delightful destinations for chair users, from hotels to restaurants, to museums, and to parks. And while majority of its subway stations are not wheelchair accessible, disabled people can still travel with or as a group since most bus rentals in New York are equipped with lifts.


Kennedy Airport


Okay, this is not necessarily a venue, but it is important for inbound disabled travelers to know that Kennedy Airport has them in mind. They can use the AirTrain, which connects the airport and the nearest accessible subway station (Howard Beach). Of course, if you are traveling with a group, you can always take a bus rental from the New York airport and just make sure with the bus company that you get one that's equipped with a ramp or lift.




If you are planning on staying in NYC for a few days, then you can choose from a good number of hotels that conform to ADA regulations. This means hotels with accessible rooms, roll-in showers, and other handicap-accessible features. Here are some of them:


Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
(212) 920-3300


Handicap-Accessible Features: Wheelchair-accessible rooms, roll-in showers, and installment of TTY or TTD (Text Telephone Device) phones upon request for guests with hearing problems.


The Standard New York
848 Washington Street
New York, NY
(212) 645-4646


Handicap-Accessible Features: Common areas are ADA-approved, service dogs allowed, wheelchair-accessible Deluxe king rooms, roll-in showers in bathrooms, and TTY phones upon request.


Four Seasons New York
57 E 57th Street
New York, NY
(212) 758-5700


Handicap-Accessible Features: City View Executive Suites and Studio King Rooms designed for wheelchair use, tub-free glass-enclosed showers, elevator and lobby ramps.


Mandarin Oriental
80 Columbus Avenue at 60th Street
New York, NY
(212) 805-8800


Handicap-Accessible Features: Some rooms designed for people with limited mobility, including roll-in showers. TTY phones can be installed upon request.



Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
370 Canal Street
New York, NY
(212) 966-3400

The Westin New York At Times Square
270 West 46th Street
New York, NY
(212) 201-2700

New York Marriott Downtown
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY
(212) 385-4900

Holiday Inn NYC - Manhattan 6th Avenue
125 West 26th Street
New York City, NY
(212) 430-8500
Best Western President Hotel
234 W 48th St
New York, NY
(212) 246-8800


So if you are traveling to NYC and plan to stay the night with a group, and if your group has members who are using wheelchairs, you may contact any of these hotels and book an accessible room.  Get a bus rental in New York equipped with a wheelchair ramp or lift to take you to the hotel from the airport.


New York City is also one of the country's most handicap-friendly cities. It is dotted with hotels, restaurants, museums, parks and other venues that are wheelchair accessible and are generally convenient for the disabled. Even transportation is convenient for the wheelchair users, with some chair-accessible subway stations and bus rentals in New York equipped with lifts.


Last time, we have given you a list of hotels offering handicap-accessible amenities or features. Now, we're giving you a few restaurants that have the wheelchair users in mind. So if you are traveling as a group with someone on a chair and would like to dine, get a bus rental in New York and try any of these wheelchair-accessible restaurants out:


Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St
New York, NY
(212) 477-0777
cuisine: American


Ruths Chris Steak House
148 W 51st St
New York, NY
(212) 245-9600
cuisine: Steak, American


369 W 16th St
New York, NY
(212) 243-6400
cuisine: Bar


Brazilian Rodizio Plata Forma Restaurant
316 W 49th St
New York, NY
(212) 245-0505
cuisine: Brazilian, Steak


42 E 58th St
New York, NY
(212) 888-2288
cuisine: Pan-Asian, Pacific Rim, Sushi


Mesa Grill
102 5th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 807-7400
cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican


Dinosaur Barbecue
646 W 131st St
New York, NY
(212) 694-1777
cuisine: Barbecue


18 9th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 660-6766
cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


Ninja New York
25 Hudson St
New York, NY
(212) 274-8500
cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


211 E 43rd St
New York, NY
(212) 953-7253
cuisine: Japanese


Dawat Haute Indian Cuisine
210 E 58th St
New York, NY
(212) 355-7555
cuisine: Indian


Jazz Standard
116 E 27th St
New York, NY
(212) 576-2232
cuisine: Barbecue


Cafe Boulud
20 E 76th St
New York, NY
(212) 772-2600
cuisine: French, Eclectic, American


Son Cubano
405 W 14th St
New York, NY
(212) 366-1640
cuisine: Cuban, Latin American


Five Points Restaurant
31 Great Jones St
New York, NY
(212) 253-5700
cuisine: American (New), Mediterranean, Seafood


Sushi Samba Park
245 Park Ave
New York, NY
(212) 475-9377
cuisine: Sushi


Le Bernardin
155 W 51st St
New York, NY
(212) 554-1515
cuisine: Seafood, French


Daniel Restaurant
60 East 65th Street
New York, NY
(212) 288-0033
cuisine: American (New), French (Contemporary)


Dylan Prime
62 Laight St
New York, NY
(212) 334-4783
cuisine: Steak, American (New), American


Craft Restaurant
43 E 19th St
New York, NY
(212) 780-0880
cuisine: American (New)


100 E 53rd St
New York, NY
(212) 751-4840
cuisine: French


Bar American
152 W 52nd St
New York, NY
(212) 265-9700
cuisine: American (Traditional), American (New), Seafood


Wd 50
50 Clinton St
New York, NY
(212) 477-2900
cuisine: American (New), American


Essex Restaurant
120 Essex St
New York, NY
(212) 533-9616
cuisine: American (New), Latin American


Lupa Restaurant
170 Thompson St
New York, NY
(212) 982-5089
cuisine: Italian


NYC is indeed a great place for the physically disabled. These are just a few of the restaurants where you can conveniently dine and not worry about how to go about with your wheelchair. And to make things easier for you and your group, contact a bus rental in New York and get to your restaurant of choice without any hassle.


New York City is home to so many handicap-friendly locations. It is dotted with wheelchair-accessible restaurants, hotels, museums, and parks. Even when it comes to transportation, wheelchair users will find a few subway stations very convenient and hassle-free. What's more, bus rentals in New York are mostly equipped with lifts that make it easy for handicapped passengers to get on and to alight.



Here are more restaurants worth checking out:


Thalia Restaurant
828 8th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 399-4444
cuisine: American (New)

118 W 57th St
New York, NY
(212) 708-7460
cuisine: American (New), American

Thalassa Restaurant
179 Franklin St
New York, NY
(212) 941-7661
cuisine: Seafood, Greek, Mediterranean

The Mermaid Inn
96 2nd Ave
New York, NY
(212) 674-5870
cuisine: Seafood, American

Oyster Bar & Restaurant
Grand Central Sta
New York, NY
(212) 490-6650
cuisine: Seafood

L'ecole the Restaurant of the French Culinary Institute
462 Broadway
New York, NY
(212) 219-3300
cuisine: French

Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(212) 889-0905
cuisine: American (New), French

630 9th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 333-2323
cuisine: French, Moroccan, Greek, Italian

New Yorks Finest Gourmet
45 New St
New York, NY
(212) 509-5170
cuisine: Delicatessens, Sandwich

China Grill
60 W 53rd St
New York, NY
(212) 333-7788
cuisine: Chinese, Pan-Asian, Pacific Rim
Fleur De Sel
5 E 20th St
New York, NY
(212) 460-9100
cuisine: French

Alfama Restaurant
551 Hudson St
New York, NY
(212) 645-2500
cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese

Per SE Restaurant
10 Columbus Cir
New York, NY
(212) 823-9335
cuisine: American (New), French

En Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson St
New York, NY
(212) 647-9196
cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Heartland Brewery
127 W 43rd St
New York, NY
(646) 366-0235
cuisine: American (Traditional), Steak, Diners

647 9th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 245-4422
cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Cafe Des Artistes
1 W 67th St
New York, NY
(212) 877-3500
cuisine: French

Mara's Homemade
342 E 6th St
New York, NY
(212) 598-1110
cuisine: Barbecue, Southern

1191 1st Ave
New York, NY
(212) 585-1818
cuisine: Mexican

Perry Street
176 Perry Street
New York, NY
(212) 352-1900
cuisine: French, American (New)
Fresh Restaurant
105 Reade St
New York, NY
(212) 406-1900
cuisine: Seafood

Old Homestead Steak House
56 9th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 242-9040
cuisine: Steak, American (Traditional)

200 E 54th St
New York, NY
(212) 486-9592
cuisine: Thai, French

Aleo Restaurant
7 W 20th St
New York, NY
(212) 691-8136
cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian

2 Harrison St
New York, NY
(212) 966-6960
cuisine: French, American (New)

Remi Restaurant
145 W 53rd St
New York, NY
(212) 581-4242
cuisine: Italian, French

202 W 14th St
New York, NY
(212) 255-2060
cuisine: Italian

Molyvos Restaurant
871 7th Ave
New York, NY
(212) 582-7500
cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Blt Steak
106 E 57th St
New York, NY
(212) 752-7470
cuisine: Steak

Town At Chambers
15 W 56th St
New York, NY
(212) 582-4445
cuisine: American (New)


There are so many other wheelchair-accessible restaurants in NYC specializing in various cuisines. You can check the Internet and you'd find so much more. And to make things more convenient for you and your group, and most especially for any disabled or handicapped member, contact a bus rental in New York to take you to the restaurant and to take you home afterward.


Are you planning a New York day out for a group of friends or for your family? Do you have wheelchair users in your group and would like to make sure you go to places that are wheelchair accessible? Then you don't have to sweat it out because NYC is not considered one of the most handicap-friendly cities in the county for nothing. With a lift-equipped bus rental in New York, you can go to various venues designed to accommodate disabled persons.


So where can you and your group go?


1. Museums

The Big Apple is home to museums with wheelchair accessibility. You get a bus rental in New York and head over to any of these museums, and you don't need to worry about anything else.


You can try the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Avenue. This museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who can't use the stairs. There are accessible entrances from the parking garage at Fifth Avenue and 80th Street. What's more, there are wheelchairs you can use for free from the coat-check areas. Escalators and elevators are also located throughout the building. You can get the museum's Access Map from the Information Desks.


There's also the Museum of Modern Art at 11 West 53 Street. All entrances and public areas at MoMA are wheelchair accessible, including the restaurants, the galleries, The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, the theaters, and even the MoMA store. There are elevators all throughout the museum and the restrooms on every floor with adjoining water fountains are wheelchair accessible. You can also borrow wheelchairs from the checkroom at the main lobby. Service animals and motorized wheelchairs are allowed inside the museum.


Intrepid Museum at Pier 86, in W 46th St and 12th Ave., is also a certified destination for Accessible NYC. The museum has areas that are fully wheelchair accessible, like the restrooms, dining areas, the flight deck, hangar deck and the mess deck.


There are other museums in the city that are friendly and convenient where wheelchair users are concerned. And with a bus rental in New York providing transportation services, the physically disabled can tour these museums without any hassle.


Planning a day out for a group where one or several of you are wheelchair-bound? That shouldn't be a problem when you're in the Big Apple. NYC is not known as one of the country's most wheelchair-friendly cities for nothing. It is home to countless chair-accessible venues that you can visit and transportation services, like bus rentals, in New York have disabled passengers in mind.


Last time, we have recommended some wheelchair-accessible museums that you can visit in one of your excursions via bus rental in New York.Now, where else should you and your group go?


2. Theaters

Just because you are on a wheelchair does not mean you should deprive yourself the chance to take in some culture. And when you're in New York, the more you should do this, what with the many theaters and performing art centers that are wheelchair accessible. With a bus rental in New York, you and a bunch of family or friends can surely plan for a day of music, dance or other kinds of performance.


Theaters that offer wheelchair accessibility include:


  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Shubert Theaters
  • Nederlander Theaters
  • Jujamcyn Theaters
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater


In addition, all Broadway theaters that are currently in use are wheelchair-accessible. What's more, Broadway boasts of being able to provide services for theatergoers who are hard of hearing or are deaf. There are also certain Broadway show performances that are occasionally interpreted in American Sign Language.


3. Landmarks


New York City landmarks now have the disabled in mind, too, by providing wheelchair accessibility. Some of these include Central Park, which has miles of chair-accessible trails and areas; the Yankee Stadium, which boasts more than 500 wheelchair seats; The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the Staten Island Ferry; and, of course, the Empire State Building.


There are many other theaters and performing art centers in NYC that are convenient for wheelchair users. Make sure to get a bus rental in New York to provide your group worry-free transportation services.




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