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What Are the Best Tips For Hailing Cabs in New York City?

Quora | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York

I drive a yellow cab. Here are some tips to the tourist, the New Yorker, and the tourist that thinks he's a New Yorker.

Cabbie of the Week: Henri Picault

Melissa Fares | Posted 01.12.2015 | New York
Melissa Fares

This cabbie's story is rich in substance and meaning, an illumination of the circumstances to and from which we've all been driven. It's enough to make you wish someone was listening.

The World's 5 Coolest Cabs

Thrillist | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel

New York City's yellow cabs might be world famous, but with a 98 percent chance of getting a driver who's on the phone 100 percent of the time, they're far from the world's best. Or coolest, even.

Hate Uber? Then You Hate America

Lewis Krell | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Lewis Krell

If you are anti-Uber, you are basically admitting that you hate the environment, you want to see more drunk drivers on the roads, and, most importantly, you hate ice cream, puppies and America. Are you sure this is the position you want to be taking?

What Uber Can Teach Cities About Parking

Keith Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Keith Williams

The lesson to our urban planners and politicians is obvious: figure out where supply equals demand, and charge the appropriate price for the privilege to park a car on public streets. People will pay it.

Pigeon Vs. Rat

Joe Hutcheson | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Joe Hutcheson

I rolled my eyes and settled back into my seat, tears beginning to sting my lower lids. I prayed for the light to change. I prayed for my life to change.

The Avenue of the Americas to Tokyo

Thea Goodman | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Thea Goodman

The blonde jumped in front of him and raised her arm, shaking it like an eager student with the right answer. He couldn't let her win and so he jumped right in front of her. She scowled as a car with an "On Duty" sign pulled to the curb.

The Taxi Wars

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...

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.

Unconditional Authenticity: The Future of Marketing

Michael Parrish DuDell | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business
Michael Parrish DuDell

"Some of the safest drivers in the world are behind New York City taxis," David Yasskey says. "But accidents still can happen." If you've ridden in a NYC taxi even once, you know how grossly inauthentic this message feels.

An Enlightening Ride

Misha Lyuve | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Misha Lyuve

Every New Yorker knows how important it is for your cab driver to take the shortest and the quickest path to your destination.

J. L. Greene

Big Business Finds A New Way to Kill Competition | J. L. Greene | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Instead of a taxicab across town, you could take a clean, upscale Town car for the same price. But despite car services in many cities ready to take y...

Undercover Cops, Posing As Cab Drivers, Busts Florida Drug Dealers

Posted 12.19.2011 | Crime

Take note criminals -- the meter is running. Police in Florida made multiple arrests late last week after completing a four month effort using unde...

A $425 Cab Ride From D.C. To New York City

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I could've just taken the train, but on a whim, and packing my sense of adventure, I was going from D.C. to New York by taxi cab.

Dozens Pleads Guilty In Costly Taxi Fare Scam

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than two dozen taxi drivers have pleaded guilty after a broad probe into a fare-boosting scam that affected thousands of tourist...

Why Do Cabs Disappear At Five?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you've ever had the feeling that it's impossible to find a cab in the late afternoon, there is now statistical proof that you aren't nuts. New da...

Alleged Cabbie Stabber Indicted

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — An arts student accused of slashing a Muslim taxi driver's neck has been indicted on hate-crime charges, prosecutors said Monday as t...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Gets $30,000 In Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif hoped he could garner more than sympathy after he was stabbed by a passenger last week. The long-time cabbie asked the New York Taxi Wor...

Michael Enright, Cab Driver Slasher Suspect, Taken To Psych Ward

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student accused of slashing a taxi driver because he is a Muslim was moved from jail to a psychiatric ward, corrections off...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver, Meets With Bloomberg

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Muslim cab driver whose face and throat were slashed in a suspected hate crime attack appeared with Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thur...

Sam Stein

Man In Cab Driver Slashing Shot 'Funny Or Die' Video, PTSD Shorts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Well before he was accused of slashing a Muslim cab driver across the neck, Michael Enright, the 21-year-old college student now charged with the crim...

Ahmed Sharif, Stabbed Cab Driver: I Pleaded For My Life (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Ahmed Sharif, the cab driver who was stabbed for being Muslim, says he pleaded with his attacker for his life. Ahmed Sharif spoke to reporters on Wed...

Paterson Ties Cabbie Stabbing To Park51 Controversy

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson sees a connection between the stabbing of Muslim cab driver Ahmed Sharif and the fervor over the proposed Islamic Center near ground zer...

Michael Enright, Alleged Muslim Cab Driver Stabber, Belonged To Pro-Park51 Group (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

*SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES* Michael Enright is not who you'd expect him to be. The man accused of stabbing New York City cab driver Ahmed H. Sharif af...

Michael Enright Charged With Hate Crime: Ahmed Sharif, Muslim Cab Driver, Attacked For Religion

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A college student who did volunteer work in Afghanistan was charged Wednesday with slashing a taxi driver's neck and face after the d...