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New York Taxis

New York by Pedicab... a 15-Minute Interview on the Run

Suzanne Paschall | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Suzanne Paschall

"You'll be there before you make it to the front of this line," he casually observes as I stand at the end of a 30-person lineup for cabs outside Penn...

Driving While Tired May Be a Felony in New York

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

Most people have heard of the acronyms DWI, DUI and OUI. But what about Driving While Tired or DWT, is that a crime? Yes, if DWT is due to reckless behavior and results in an injury or death, then DWT can have serious criminal consequences.

Tech Flexes Its Political Muscle

Tom Allon | Posted 08.26.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

For more than a decade, I have experienced the very "First World" problem of not being able to find a yellow cab at 8 a.m. on the upper West Side of Manhattan or at 4 p.m. in midtown.

PHOTOS: NYC Taxi Drivers Pose For Hilarious Charity Calendar

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

Firefighters have had their time in charity calendars. The taxi drivers want a turn. Back for the second year in a row, New York City taxi drivers ...

New York State of Mind

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.09.2014 | New York
Mona R. Washington

PASSENGER: I'll tell you what. Make believe I'm a white businessman and drop me off directly in front of the hotel. That is all.

WATCH: The Taxi Ride That Changed My Life

Posted 03.21.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Sometimes the smallest things can initiate the biggest changes. For life coach Whitney Hess, that thing was a mere cab ride. "I was sitting in a ta...

What You Should Know About NYC's New Green Taxis

Forbes | Posted 11.18.2013 | New York

It’s all about respect. Well, okay, respect and supply and demand. And New York City’s new fleet of apple green taxis is a bold attempt to try ...

New York City's Oldest Taxi Driver Passes Away At 94

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices

The yellow taxi is such a New York City staple, and yet, it somehow falls into the background and backdrop as part of the soundtrack of the streets hu...

WATCH: Yes, There Are Women Cab Drivers Too

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

However politically incorrect, we're guessing many New Yorkers would be surprised to find themselves in a cab driven by a woman. Women behind the w...

Gerry Smith

Taxi-Hailing App Uber Blocked From Processing Fares In New York City | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

A tech start-up that connects taxi drivers and passengers suffered a setback Thursday after New York City officials said riders are not allowed to pay...

Smartphone App Hails A Cab For You

Posted 08.13.2012 | New York

The next time you're stuck on the corner fruitlessly searching for the next available cab in sight, getting upstreamed by one of your fellow New Yorke...

More Reasons to Leave New York: Taxi TV, Ghosts and Your Autograph

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

When you're out, about, and fully engaged in your New York City hustle, there's one particular experience capable of granting you a little space all your own to catch your breath and use exactly as you see fit: Cab rides.

Hail Yes! It's Time for True Taxi Service

Scott Stringer | Posted 08.18.2012 | New York
Scott Stringer

It is time to stop treating the millions of hard-working New Yorkers who live outside Manhattan like second-class citizens when it comes to our transportation system.

John Liu Pledges To Reject Bloomberg's 'Cathie Black Of Taxis'

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

Embattled comptroller John Liu is seeking to block Mayor Bloomberg's Taxi of Tomorrow contract unless provisions are made to provide handicapped acces...

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...

City's Second Shopping Cart Attack Leaves Two Injured

Posted 01.31.2012 | New York

Two cab drivers are currently in stable condition after being brutally struck in the head by a shopping cart in what officials believe was a deliberat...

New Yorkers Aren't Buckling Up In Cabs

Posted 12.29.2011 | New York

A good chunk of New York City cab riders might grumble over aggressive driving, but that doesn't mean they've been buckling up. According to the T...

Undercover College Kids Expose Cabbies Who Won't Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

In an undercover operation involving college students, more than 360 cab drivers have been fined for refusing rides requiring long distances to outer ...

Good News: Taxis Told To Stop Honking Or Face Hefty Fine

Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

With just one email, the city's soundtrack may have one less familiar sound soon, and we're guessing New Yorkers won't be missing it. After the ch...

New App Warns Users Of Smelly Taxis, Cabbies

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

They say that entrepreneurial inspiration can come from just about anywhere, but for 32-year-old Chicago-based smartphone app developer Adam Saffro, i...

Cab Won't Take You To Brooklyn? Drivers To Face Increased Fines

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York

Coming soon are stiffer penalties on yellow cab drivers that refuse to pick up passengers based on their destinations. The bill passed yesterday an...

WATCH: Cabby Goes Crazy, Really Doesn't Want To Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 07.03.2011 | New York

Although New York cabbies are legally required to bring you to the outer boroughs, they often refuse. In fact, an undercover investigation from The Ta...

Cabbie Ran Down Three Men After Fare Dispute, Police Say

| Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A recent Manhattan College grad is in a coma after being run over by taxi driver, who allegedly refused to take him and his friends to th...

Cupid Cabbie: Find Love In The Back Seat Of A Taxi

The Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York cabbie Ahmed Ibrahim has been super busy lately: not as a result of traffic in Manhattan but from playing Cupid from the driver's seat. Si...

Taxi Cab Drivers Get New Dress Code | BILL SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's time for shabby cabbies to tidy up. Taxi and Limousine Commissioners today gave the thumbs up to a new rule requiring drivers to maintain a "a p...