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The Queens Cab Stand Jungle

09/27/2010 11:15 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I swear I've gone by the Yakuel cab stand on 12th Street and the Queensboro Bridge a million times without ever looking inside.

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Other than the bright new paint job and the nice potted plants, it really doesn't seem any different from most cab stands in this area of Queens.

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Except, the plants outside...

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...are nothing compared to what's inside:

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The entire place is overflowing with plant life!

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I love the plants lining this service aisle:

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Also, very neat to see the hanging rubber hoses intermixed with vines and tendrils:

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In 2008, the Yakuel Taxi Stand was the site of Bloomberg's announcement of green cab subsidies - maybe this has something to do with the flora overload?

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Without a doubt, the prettiest cab stand I've ever seen in New York City:

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Guess the gritty 1970's archetypal NY cab stand is going extinct?

-SCOUT

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