- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Some disabled Mets fans have marked Opening Day at Citi Field with a pregame protest over the nearby subway station.

They say the Mets-Willets Point station is not fully accessible for the disabled, despite a recent $15 million upgrade by New York City Transit. It included some accessibility improvements.

But some 22 members of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society say it was even difficult to cross the street from the subway to the stadium. There were no curb cuts to accommodate canes, walkers and scooters.

A New York City Transit spokesman says there are no plans for a fully accessible station.

City Councilman John Liu (LOO’) says the lack of accommodations appears to be a flagrant violation of the federal law.


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