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Astoria Characters: The Bird Lady

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"The Bird Lady of Astoria," as everyone calls her, has been known to drive her chair all the way to Astoria Park, which is about 5 miles from her apartment. It's no big deal , she says, because the chair can go 15 miles without a recharge.

People With Disabilities Cut First: Who Will Be Next?

Alan Singer | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The ability of older or disabled people to lead any kind of "normal" life is being threatened by cuts in the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) Access-A-Ride program.