Monday, July 1, 2019

The final day of the pilot project

We appreciate amazing relationship with Mather Building Arts and Craftsmanship High School. We visited the last day of the high school, met and reported to volunteer students, Mr. Richard Singuler, Mr. Larry Gabbard, and Mr. Kelly Paul that all businesses that got the ramps were very pleased and they set the ramps every day
The school had a very lively atmosphere of proudly graduated students. The volunteer students and teachers were very happy to see the documentary photo works of the Ramp Project. 
The best thing to us was that Mr. Richard Singuler and Mr. Kelly Paul told us they would love to continue the Ramp Project for the next school season!

Our first pilot program of Ramp Project NYC is now closed. We will be working to fund for next Ramp Project with using the valuable experiences of pilot project.




*Our Community Ramp Project, in partnership with
the 
StopGap Foundation and the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, is funded by Citizens Committee for New York Citywith donations from Home Depot, LeNoble Lumber, and Behr Paints. We aim to alleviate physical barriers caused by single stepped storefronts in Astoria/LIC by providing participating businesses with a FREE colorful and deployable access ramp to eliminate barriers and create inclusive spaces we can all live, work, and play in. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

All the Ramps were delivered

All of the ramps were delivered!
(We needed to make a few special adjustments to several ramps post-paint day in cases where the door opened outwards, or where the shop shutter gate narrowed the storefront’s opening. Special thanks to Yuki and Rica for their woodworking expertise!).
Our volunteers worked hard and the 2018-2019 phase of the project has now come to a close. We will make a short documentary video of the process and return for FY2020, hopefully securing additional funding and more businesses that want to become accessible for another round! 

Please stop by these businesses in Astoria, and share your thoughts with them and us.

Beer Garden Convenience Store, 37-07 30th Ave
Dutch Kills Centraal, 38-40 29thStreet
Golden House Chinese Restaurant, 35-12 30th Ave
Kiddy Kutz, 22-77 Steinway Street
Samumeria Antichi Sapori, 28-13 Astoria Blvd 
Tu Casa Restaurant, 30-10 Steinway Street
Tufino pizza 36-08 Ditmars Blvd
Wine Art, 37-16 Astoria Blvd South





*Our Community Ramp Project, in partnership with
the 
StopGap Foundation and the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, is funded by Citizens Committee for New York Citywith donations from Home Depot, LeNoble Lumber, and Behr Paints. We aim to alleviate physical barriers caused by single stepped storefronts in Astoria/LIC by providing participating businesses with a FREE colorful and deployable access ramp to eliminate barriers and create inclusive spaces we can all live, work, and play in. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Community Paint Day


We did it!

We had nice weather (finally) and powerful participants of all ages! 
The kids were especially enthusiastic to paint these ramps! 

All of the owners and customers of the businesses that received these ramps were smiling and really happy.


We are StopGap: Ramp Project NYC team!

*Our Community Ramp Project, in partnership with
the 
StopGap Foundation and the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, is funded by Citizens Committee for New York Citywith donations from Home Depot, LeNoble Lumber, and Behr Paints. We aim to alleviate physical barriers caused by single stepped storefronts in Astoria/LIC by providing participating businesses with a FREE colorful and deployable access ramp to eliminate barriers and create inclusive spaces we can all live, work, and play in. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

Community Paint Day Announced!

We are very sorry for this announcement: Due to the heavy rain, we moved the Community Paint Day to Saturday May 25th at 10am. 

Join us to paint our ramps on April 20th at 10am at Ditmars Playground We would love your help in making make our neighborhood more accessible and inclusive. 

Rain date will be 4/21 at 10am. 

Look for our ramps at participating businesses around the neighborhood soon!



*Our Community Ramp Project, in partnership with
the 
StopGap Foundation and the Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School, is funded by Citizens Committee for New York Citywith donations from Home Depot, LeNoble Lumber, and Behr Paints. We aim to alleviate physical barriers caused by single stepped storefronts in Astoria/LIC by providing participating businesses with a FREE colorful and deployable access ramp to eliminate barriers and create inclusive spaces we can all live, work, and play in. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ramps were fabricated!

Ramps were fabricated by students and the teacher of the Mather Arts and Craftsmanship High School! 
Thanks for these great achevment! 
We were waiting for transporting these fabulous ramps from the wood workshop of the High School to Astoria.



Yuki, one of great supporter of the project, helped us for transporting.

Monday, April 15, 2019

At the wood workshop

 The teacher and volunteer students of Mather Building Arts and Craftmanship High School were working on making wood ramps! 
We visited their wood workshop and cheered them. 
They worked really hard! 
Thank you so much!