A Federal court has ruled that New York City’s failure to provide accessible pedestrian signals (APS) at 96.6 percent of its signalized intersections violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. APS are push-button devices attached to crosswalks that convey visual crossing information in audible and vibro-tactile formats accessible to blind, low-vision, and Deaf-blind pedestrians.
Architecture firm FXCollaborative has won approval from the New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to convert the historic First Church of Christ Scientist, Manhattan, into the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). LPC unanimously voted to approve the revised plans early this month.
A/D/O by car company MINI, a creative space for designers in Brooklyn, New York, will end its operations and permanently close on May 31 due to the economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.