MORNING BULLETIN: DISCOVERING COLUMBUS EXTENDED, 39 LOCAL STORES GET SUED


Photo of Columbus’ feet by George Guerrero.

November 16, 2012 Weather: Partly Cloudy, High of 47 Degrees.

Notices:
Upper West Side events today include the Ice Fest at the Time Warner Center, and numerous music shows.

The Discovering Columbus exhibit in Columbus Circle has been extended through December 2. Get free tickets here.

News:
Linda Slone, who has polio and uses a wheelchair, is suing 39 Upper West Side stores for not being wheelchair-accessible. “In each suit, all filed in Manhattan federal court, she demands $500 in damages, plus lawyers’ and experts’ fees, which could run up to $15,000. She has settled half of her 39 suits since 2010…Most small shops have no choice but to settle since the cost of going to court would put them out of business.” Barbara Gee Danskin, West Side Wine and Quality Florists were among those sued. (NY Post)

Luis Torres, 51, is going away for 20 years to life after the serial cat burglar’s DNA was found on a towel at an Upper West Side home. (Wall Street Journal)

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    1. NikFromNYC says:

      Please steal my cat. Where do I buy a wheelchair?

    2. Rat A. Tooey says:

      Re: “Please steal my cat.”

      YES, YES! STEAL ALL THE CATS!!! AND TAKE THEM FAR FAR AWAY!!

      SET MY PEOPLE FREE!!!

      –Rat A. Tooey

    3. caitlin says:

      It’s wrong of her to do this when there are shops that are accessible that she has never even been to as the Post article shows.

      Why is it humiliating to ask for help to get in a store.

      Sometimes the doors to places are darn heavy, and I ask for help. It’s not humiliating for me. It seems more like this woman is very overwhelmed by her circumstances. It must be very hard. I feel badly for her and wish that she had at least tried to be an advocate rather than suer. If the establishment was not aware, or would not acknowledge the difficulty as per the law, ok, then go the court route.
      She used the law to say people were guilty and I don’t knwo how the law can just agree with her..or make it so financially burdensome to prove otherwise…both seem unjust.