The City of New York has put cuts in the curbs at street corners, with the intent of making the sidewalks more handicap accessible. These curb cuts are supposed to be useful for wheelchairs, but they can also be useful for baby strollers and wheeled luggage. This seems like a great idea.
Unfortunately, it seems that these curb cuts have become prime puddle location. The following photos were taken at 7th Avenue and 41st Street on 3/21/15 at approximately 10:45 a.m.
It had been snowing all day the previous day, so there were a lot of puddles, but both of these photos should show that the puddles are worse around the curb cuts. Moreover, on days where there are no puddles anywhere else, there are often puddles at the curb cuts.
This doesn't seem very handicap accessible to me.