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3 Tips for Visiting NYC in a Wheelchair May 20, 2020

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3 Tips for Visiting NYC in a Wheelchair, Bronx, New York

People are always on the move in New York City. Fortunately, the Big Apple offers a variety of handicap transportation alternatives if you need to get around town. No matter what your destination happens to be in NYC, here’s how you can make your stay fun and easy.

How to Get Around in New York City in a Wheelchair

1. See a Show

Many of New York’s most iconic attractions have made great strides to be more accessible to disabled visitors. The Empire State Building, for example, has handicap restrooms on the 86th floor, as well as ramps and lower viewing walls. Some Broadway theaters, however, are old enough to lack modern amenities. Call ahead and ask about seating when buying tickets — you may be able to secure a lower price. You can also review accessibility options, including wheelchair-accessible restrooms, online.

2. Research Hotels

Space is at a premium in New York City, which unfortunately means most hotel rooms are rather small. And it’s hard to find a room that will meet every need. You may find it offers a roll-in shower, but the bed’s too high to be easily accessible. Call ahead to confirm your most wanted features. You can also view pictures of hotel rooms on sites like TripAdvisor. This will give you a better sense of how much room there is to maneuver around beds and furniture.

3. Hire Handicap Transportation Services

handicap-transportation-Bronx-NYOnly about 24% of NYC’s subway stations are easily accessible to those with mobility impairments. Fortunately, established and reliable local handicap transportation companies offer a smart alternative to public trains and buses. Dependable and well-trained drivers take the stress out of getting you to and from your destinations. Whether you are going to a job interview, a medical appointment, or meeting friends at the theater, a professional driver and a well-maintained vehicle get you there safely, comfortably, and on time.  


For tourists and city residents with special needs, accessibility of handicap transportation is essential for getting around in the Big Apple. The professional drivers at Metro Luxury offer clean and dependable wheelchair-accessible vehicles and courteous service, making business and pleasure trips easy. From their base in the Bronx, NY, these experienced and caring drivers serve the Tri-State area with reliable transportation services, including non-emergency medical transportation. Visit them online to find out more about the company and its 25-year history. Speak to a knowledgeable representative or book a reservation today by calling (718) 665-4900.

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