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CANY Cares Campaign Updates

Through the efforts of the CANY Cares Campaign, City Access New York was not only able to secure enough donations and PPE (masks, gloves, face shields, sanitizers, gowns) for our own staff but also able to support the needs of some of the non-profit organizations in the Staten Island community. On Friday, Crossroads Unlimited staff member […]

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CANY Cares Campaign

As our community continues to deal with the devastating impact of COVID-19, we at City Access New York would like to do our part to help our Brooklyn and Staten Island organizations, On Your Mark, Crossroads Unlimited, PCCS, Eden II, Grace Foundation and others as well as our own age ncy by implementing the “CANY […]

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CANY Newsletter | March 2020 |

We invite you to read our March 2020 Newsletter to learn about the work we do during this challenging time and all the achievements of our CANY family.   INSIDE THIS ISSUE A letter from our Executive Director CANY at home Initiative All about the Coronavirus ***    READ THE NEWSLETTER  ***

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3rd Annual Beeping Egg Hunt Cancellation

Out of the concern for the families, our staff, volunteers and all the kids, we unfortunately have to cancel City Access New York’s 3rd Annual Beeping Egg Hunt that was to take place on Wednesday, April 15th at Snug Harbor Cultural Center.    We will postpone the egg hunt till next year and promise to […]

Jaime Diaz

Passing of Jaime Diaz – a Los Ciegos Del Barrio Member

Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences are with the family and friends of the late Jaime Diaz, one of the original members of Los Ciegos Del Barrio. Jaime, along with the members of Los Ciegos Del Barrio were honored at our first ever Annual Gala held in Brooklyn, NY back in 2016. We thank you […]

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Documentary on First Openly Autistic Female Attorney

Lauren Layton is a graduate student in NYU’s NewsDoc program. She has spent the last 6 months filming Haley Moss, the country’s first openly autistic female attorney. She wanted to reach out and let you all know the 30-minute film will screen today, Friday 7th, at 19 University Pl New York, NY. It covers a […]

CANY participant honored by SIDDC

CANY Participant Honored by SIDDC

On Friday, December 13th, SIDDC held a meeting recognizing individuals on their accomplishments and to celebrate their achievements.  We are very proud to announce that Angela, one of our own participants, has received an award. Angela is part of our Day Habilitation Without Walls program.  Through hard work and perseverance she has gained confidence in […]

Danny Aiello

Passing of Danny Aiello

City Access New York would like to express our profound sadness upon hearing of the passing of actor Danny Aiello. Danny was a good friend to us and had attended our Achievement Dinner and Auction Galas. He autographed books and CD’s for our auction and graciously took photos with all the guests. He was so […]

Ellen Rubin Resigns from CANY Board of Directors

It is with regret that we announce Ellen Rubin’s resignation¬†from our board of directors.¬† Thank you for everything, Ellen! We know that you are going to continue to support us in so many different ways as always!¬† Thinking about you and wishing you all the best! Message from the Board of Directors Dear Ellen, As […]

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Therapeutic Gardening Project for People of All Abilities

City Access NY volunteers just completed their third summer in the Therapeutic Gardening Project for People of All Abilities.  TGPPAA has been generously supported by a grant from the Partnership-for-Parks Foundation of NYC Parks Department.  Every summer, from the beginning of May through the end of September, we beautify two garden sites — one at […]