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Jonathan Marin selected by NYN Media for their 3rd annual 40 Under 40 Award!

Every year, New York Nonprofit Media recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40, who have made great strides in their career and hold the promise of a bright future. This year they have selected our very own Jonathan Marin! The Class of 2017 Rising Stars was profiled in a print journal and recognized at a breakfast awards ceremony at the Capital Grill in Manhattan.

Journal Profile   |  More Pictures from the Event

From the journal...  

Since 2008, Jonathan Marin has worked with the blind and visually impaired community.

New Vocational Team

City Access New York is honored to introduce our new vocational team.  Welcome Alsanne Ivery, our new vocational coordinator, and Shakenna Stephens, the new job coach.

SAVE THE DATE: 2017 Achievement Dinner & Auction Gala

Mark your calendars for City Access New York's

"Reach for the Sars" Achievement Dinner & Auction Gala!  

Helping individuals with Developmental and Sensory Disabilities and the Visually Impaired.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

LiGreci's Staaten, Staten Island 

Bob Bentson - Bentson Insurance Group
Andrew Fisher, PhD. - Lavelle Fund For the Blind
Dr. Frank Mandarino - Mandarino Chiropractic Group
Eric Rosen - Autism Advocate

For more information contact: Ilene Rosen, Director of Development (718-982-8380 or

First Annual City Access New York Golf Outing

City Access New York will be hosting their first golf outing at the beautiful Grand Oaks Country Club and South Shore Golf Course on Monday, July 10th. The cost of a corporate foursome is $1100 which includes golf, dinner for four, and a tee sign. Golf and dinner is $275 and Dinner only is $75. You can also support this event by taking one of the many sponsorships or a tee sign for $100.
There will be a brunch, snack on the turn, food on the course, a craft beer garden cocktail hour, gourmet dinner and a silent auction with fabulous items up for bid.
For more information please

Holly Bonner – Blind Motherhood and NYS Vision Rehabilitation and Employment Institute.


A big thanks goes to Holly Bonner, the creator of and an inspiring advocate for the visually impaired community, who went out to Albany this month to meet with the NYS Commission for the blind.  As part of her presentation, Holly mentioned City Access New York and the urgency to fund Employment Programs that hold the visually impaired to a higher standard.

Mathew Beidman attends Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council Luncheon


Day Habilitation participant, Mathew Beidman, attended the Brooklyn Developmental Disabilities Council Luncheon at Gargiulo's Restaurant. Mathew enjoyed listening to speeches advocating for people with developmental disabilities.  And he thought the food was great also.

Night with the Staten Island Yankees!


Don't miss your chance to be a part of the fun on opening night!

City Access New York is excited to invite you for a fun-filled evening of games and fireworks on opening night when the Staten Island Yankees take on the Brooklyn Cyclones at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island on June 19th, 2017.

Come join us for this great event and have a blast!  

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2016 Achievement Award Dinner


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City Access New York invites you to our First Annual Achievement Awards Dinner honoring Los Ciegos Del Barrio for their achievements and generosity to the community.

Friday, October 14, 2016 

(6:00 pm Cocktails; 7:00 pm Dinner)

Silent auction during the dinner. 

Knights of Columbus
(1305 86th Street, Brooklyn, NY)

RSVP 718-285-6548     


Full Invitation   |   Press Release

In the News: Read a human interest story on Los Ciegos Del Barrio on and a feature on

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AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support City Access New York every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same selection, prices, and experience as you always do on Amazon, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to City Access New York.  All you need to do is follow the link below.

City Access New York, Inc. thanks you for your continued support in helping the visually impaired and developmentally disabled lead a more independent life!

WAY OUT Charitable Foundation for People with Autism

The WAY OUT Charitable Foundation for People with Autism, a non-governmental organization based in Russia, hosted City Access New York and  Museum Access Consortium (MAC) during the first week of December 2015 to provide training and consultation for autism-friendly accommodations and programming at Russia’s museums and to share approaches to life and social skills development for adults with autism.