Bloomberg news is reporting that more than 50 of the most popular New York restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern and Le Bernardin, will be reviewed to determine if they are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for Manhattan, said in an e-mailed statement that his office will inspect New York City restaurants voted “most popular” in the 2011 Zagat guide.
“In New York city, arguably the restaurant capital of the world, no one should be unfairly deprived of the opportunity to enjoy the City’s world class dining offerings, and we will take all reasonable legal steps to make sure they are not,” Bharara said.
The ADA accessibility criteria can be found online. The ADA’s mission is to provide integrated accessing to assure people with disabilities can access a service along wither other non-disabled colleagues, friends and family. Title III of the FDA, applies to place of public accommodation such as restaurants, and requires that facilities are accessible to the extent that “it is readily achievable” for the facility. To learn more about what is required in NY State click here.
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