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Daily Intelligencer | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

It's been a roller-coaster week for Uber, the San Francisco–based order-a-ride app. Earlier this week, a judge removed the last barrier to the compa...


| Posted 08.19.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that the city's Five-Borough Taxi Plan — wh...

Cab Passenger Shot In Head | Posted 08.19.2012 | New York

FLATLANDS — The 23-year-old passenger of a livery cab was in critical condition early Saturday after a struggle between a potential robber and the c...

BAD TRIP: Illegal Taxi Driver Sentenced For Unlawful Imprisonment Of Tourists

Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

A livery cab driver who unlawfully picked up four Panamanian tourists and held them in his vehicle as he fled a police chase will serve six months in ...

LOOK: NYC's New Cabs Are 'Apple Green'

Posted 04.30.2012 | New York

Watch out yellow! The Big Apple's got a new color in town. The new Five Boro Taxi was unveiled Sunday, and its official new color is called 'apple...

Father/Son Team Ran Prostitution Ring, Branded Women With Tattoos

Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

A father/son team arrested in early April for allegedly operating a brutal sex trafficking business in Manhattan, branded their prostitutes with tatto...

Get Ready To Hail A Green Cab

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

No need to be alarmed the next time you hail a cab ride home and start seeing green. The color is said to be a favorite pick for the Taxi and Limousin...

Deal Struck On 5-Boro Taxi Plan

Posted 12.21.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a deal Tuesday that will allow thousands of livery cabs to pick up street hails legally in Upper Manhattan a...

NYPD Officer Blocks Gunshot With His Finger

Posted 12.10.2011 | New York

Sergeant Michael Miller saved himself at gunpoint by using his finger to block the fire of a .38-cylinder revolver early Saturday morning. The 38-y...

Yellow Cabbies Protest Livery Cab Bill; Albany Busy With Other Things

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

Amidst the busy, busy final weekend of the legislative session in Albany, Mayor Bloomberg circumvented the City Council and slipped Albany a bill that...

City Axes Livery Cab Hailing Plan

Posted 06.28.2011 | New York

Poor Mayor Bloomberg. He finally had to admit his appointment of Cathie Black as Schools Chancellor was a mistake, his approval ratings are tanking...

Plan To Legalize Livery Car Pickups Angers Yellow Cab Drivers

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Cleon Alert | Email the Author | 12:47pm | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

In a bid to increase taxi service for residents in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, Mayor Bloomberg and the Taxi and Limousine Commissio...

Bloomberg Pushes To Make Livery Cab Pickups Legal

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers in the outer boroughs to be able to hail livery cabs legally. Plenty of people already flag down black cars, but of...

Man Killed After Minivan Knocks Cab Into Bus Stop

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A cab struck by a minivan has jumped a curb and slammed into a New York City bus stop, killing a man and injuring six other people. ...

Can We Build Transit Systems With Our Phones? Weeels Says Yes

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

There's an alternative to public transportation, and it's not through costly subway upgrades or private cars. It's built by the vehicles already driven around the city, by us commuters, and by our willingness to share.

Jose Pena-Seguira Becomes 2nd NYC Cab Driver Killed In A Week

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City cab driver has been shot and killed in the Bronx for the second time in a week, creating a panic among livery drivers...