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Vote On 'E-Hailing' Yellow Cabs

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Raising your arm and yelling "taxi!" is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you'll need is a smartphone app. ...

UNCONSTITUTIONAL

| 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...

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...

Cab Fares Could Rise 20 Percent

Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has agreed to hear a proposal on May 31 to raise cab fares 20 percent. According to The Times, "Such h...

All Hail The New NYC Taxi

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- In a cab and your cellphone just died? No problem. Just plug it in. New cabs hitting the streets of New York City next year will have cha...

#VoteEveryTime: Max Skolnik Should Be Elected to D.C. Council, Ward 4

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 06.02.2012 | DC
Sara Haile-Mariam

Historically, we've tried just about everything in the pursuit of making things better. Protesting, rioting, marching, rallying, boycotting. We've yet to explore what happens if we #VoteEverytime.

How Do You Know If A Cab Is Available?

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Currently the lights atop New York City taxi cabs can signify four things: 1) If the center light's on, the cab's in service. Take it. Put your han...

WATCH: Woman Gives Birth To 'Occupy Baby' In Brooklyn Taxi

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

There have been taxi cab births before--it happened twice last year--but this is the first time an expecting father had the wherewithal to film the oc...

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...

WATCH: Going Undercover To Ensure Cab Rides For All

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

There's been quite a few undercover video stings recently, like when Mayor Bloomberg sent undercover investigators to a gun show in Arizona to show ho...

Cabbie Dress Code? TLC To Vote On New York Mandate

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This just in: the Taxi Limousine Commission is voting Thursday whether or not to amend an existing dress code to require cabbies have "a professional...

Back to the Future 2021

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The leaders of the Charter Commission did not understand what the struggle was really about: the popular will and the necessity to resist retrograde attempts to subvert it or postpone it into oblivion.

Dogs and Weasels

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Why don't the black cabs or other transit vehicles take over and serve the locations that the MTA has abandoned?

David Yassky Nominated To Head Taxi Agency

nytimes.com | ANDY NEWMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former City Councilman David Yassky has been nominated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to head the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission, the mayor anno...

Progressive Landslide

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

I speak for thousands of Working Families Party members when I say that we are thrilled to have played a part in the victories of John Liu and Bill de Blasio.

Democratic Runoffs: Few New Yorkers Expected To Vote Today

nytimes.com | CLYDE HABERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More people went to the ballpark over the weekend to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox than are likely to elect New York's next chief money man on Tu...

The Colossus Comes on Stilts

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

All along Sugar Hill Harlem, we think it began with Caroline. The slide, the trenchant derision, the Partied and, some hope, parting exile. "He shou...

Yom Kippur Puts Damper On Last Day Of Campaigning

nytimes.com | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Because of a quirk in the calendar, Monday is both the last day of campaigning before the Democratic runoff election and the holiest day on the year f...

The Morgenthau Era Comes To An End, But The Jury Is Still Out On Some

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Imagine how surprised and delighted New Yorkers must have been when they awoke to find the city is embarking on a Democratic runoff -- a two-week political steel cage match to decide the nominations for public advocate and comptroller.

New York Elections Decision Day Tip Sheet

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After four years of fund-raising and campaigning, candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, distract attorney and City Council will face Dem...

Vote Every Time, NYC: Join Russell, Vote Yassky Tomorrow

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sara Haile-Mariam

Last Thursday, Russell Simmons announced his support of David Yassky for New York City Comptroller.

New York City Elections: Real Estate's The Hot Issue

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The real estate market is reeling but that has not stopped the industry from doling out $2.5 million to candidate for citywide office this year and mo...

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...