About Robert C. Samuels

A veteran New York City reporter and writer, Robert Samuels came to New Mobility in its infancy and served as travel editor for many years. Besides travel stories, he has written profiles, service articles, advocacy- related stories and first-person accounts of disability-related events and happenings. His acclaimed book, Blue Water, White Water, which chronicles his battle with the onset of Guillain-Barré syndrome, is excerpted and reviewed in NM’s August 2012 issue and is available in various formats from Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, and iTunes.

February 2016

Ali Stroker: Bright Light on the Great White Way

By | February 1st, 2016|

Ali Stroker has arrived on Broadway. Will others be able to follow in her wheel tracks?

January 2015

Person of the Year: Jason DaSilva

By | January 1st, 2015|

When successful documentary filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with MS at the age of 25, everything changed — except his desire to make films.

May 2014

Clearwater: Clear Vision

By | May 1st, 2014|

The legendary festival of Pete Seeger — always a model of socially responsible music and accessibility — lives on.

September 2013

How Smart is the Smart Apartment?

By | September 1st, 2013|

You are supposed to be able to control everything, from the thermostat to a lift that will get you out of bed, put you on [...]

August 2011

The Fight For Accessible Taxis In New York City

By | August 1st, 2011|

“Taxi of Tomorrow” has amazing amenities, including a see-through ceiling, built-in GPS navigation, ample leg room and a charging station for mobile devices. And [...]

April 2009

Still Dreaming of an iBOT

By | April 1st, 2009|

Photo by Charlie Samuels I've been New Mobility's reporter on the iBOT beat since the beginning. A barrage of network news shows introduced [...]

August 2008

My Town: Piermont & New York City

By | August 1st, 2008|

Illustration by Doug Davis Editor: This is the sixth in an eight-part series of "My Town" personal essays by NEW MOBILITY readers and [...]

August 2002

The Hockenberrys: A Family Portrait

By | August 1st, 2002|

TV correspondent, author, father -- John Hockenberry plays a number of roles in an average day. You know that young kids are the [...]

September 2001

New York City: Access in the Big Apple

By | September 1st, 2001|

If you've avoided visiting New York City because you think it's too big, too scary and too inaccessible, you're making a big mistake. The places [...]

March 2000

Portraits of Harlem

By | March 1st, 2000|

It's too easy to resort to stereotypes and preconceptions. To be poor, African-American and disabled in Harlem must be tough, right? But don't jump to [...]

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