Ford Crown Victoria

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Top Ten Speed Traps in the New York City Metro Area

    Monday: blech. The city's population is about to add 600,000 commuters coming from around the metropolitan area. To you, intrepid bridge-and-tunnel people: don't speed. New York gives out the third highest number of driving citations of any state in the country. No need to add any more grief to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Omnivore Brings a Pig Roast to Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

    On Sunday, a piggy (and food industry-heavy) crowd gathered at the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Omnivore's Carnivorous Party, a good old-fashioned swine roast featuring an international lineup of chefs including Marc Cohen (Bucherie Lawrence, Montreal), Gregory Marchand (Frenchie, Paris), and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Weekly Pop-Up Chez Jose Lands a New Location

    We caught up with chef Jose Ramirez-Ruiz a couple of months back, who gave us the skinny on his second summer of pig roasts at the Crown Victoria and the status of the twice-weekly vegetable-forward pop-up he runs with his girlfriend, Pam Yung. The pair has been serving multi-course dinners to small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Our 10 Best Pop-Up Restaurants in NYC

    Restaurants have a hard time standing out beneath the intense glow of the New York City spotlight, which might be why so many entrepreneurs in this generation have launched with a pop-up, testing out their concept in a lower-stakes environment. Some of those ventures, though, have taken on a life of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Pig Roast Sundays Return to the Crown Victoria in Williamsburg for Second Season

    Late afternoon on summer Sundays last year, a crowd packed in to the Crown Victoria's expansive, sun-drenched Williamsburg backyard. Friends nursed beers at picnic tables and, perhaps, partook in a game of bocce ball. But first they grabbed something to eat, forming a long line in front of a table w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Q&A: Eric Haze On Going From A Graffiti Background To Designing Iconic Hip-Hop Logos

    Sometimes cultural icons are known for their contributions to a culture, but the individual behind the talent gets lost in the sauce. Having designed a lot of rap groups' early logos, Eric Haze is one of these individuals whose work you see daily, but whose face and name you may not be familiar wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung On "Guerilla Cooking" and New York's Food Scene

    After Taavo Somer abruptly closed Williamsburg's Isa to revamp the experimental concept, chefs (and couple) Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung suddenly found themselves without a kitchen. And frustrated with the current state of New York's restaurant world, they haven't been fast to jump back behind the ... More >>

  • Film

    June 27, 2012

    Neil Young and Jonathan Demme's Ragged Glories

    On their third concert film, Neil Young Journeys

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    15 Things You Didn't Know About Taxis

    City officials are considering raising taxi fares by 17 percent, which has made cabbies very happy. Today, the New York Post reports thatcabbies would be made even happier with more money: They want a $1 surcharge during rush hour, up from the current $.50 cost. If a compromise can be reached, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Assembly Member Micah Kellner: 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Is the 'Cathie Black' of Cabs (UPDATE)

    New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, said to be a big step up from the Crown Vic fleet circulating the city, might be so yesterday. That's because embattled mayoral candidate/ Comptroller John Liu, who has become very vocal on a variety of issues as his campaign progresses, will not ink the agreement unle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    New York's Taxi of Tomorrow: What's Missing from The Cab of The Future

    New York has supposedly stepped into the future with high-tech taxis which, sadly, are nothing like the vehicles in The Fifth Element. Anyway, the City will soon have a new official fleet of Nissan NV200 cabs, which will feature amenities such as sliding doors, skylights, USB cell phone chargers, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    This truck stop beckons

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Café de la Esquina at Wythe Diner, Goodbye to Double Crown

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Double Crown, on the Bowery, will close its doors this month and reopen as Saxon & Parole. The adjoining gin joint, Madam Geneva, will remain intact. [Diner's Journal] Harry Boland's Pub, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    There Are Six Lexus Taxi Cabs in New York City, But They're Only For the Cool Kids

    ​New York City has just six Lexus taxis. That's out of over 13,000 cars, with most being Ford Crown Victorias. The Lexus RX 400h or RX 450h hybirds cost over $40,000, with a typical cab hovering around $28,000 -- but there's actually no financial incentive for having a nicer yellow car. "But c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Your "Taxi of Tomorrow" Will Be an Iconic Minivan

    ​Mayor Bloomberg and the Taxi and Limousine Commission are tired of those Crown Vics. At a press conference today, the city announced three finalists in a contest to choose a new, custom-built car model to replace the city's fleet of taxicabs. See pictures of whatever high-tech deathtrap-on-wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    City Electric Big Jolted in Bribe Rap

    It took a while, but federal prosecutors have finally zapped veteran electrical contractor Santo Petrocelli, whose company had a decades-long hold on lucrative city street lighting contracts. How lucrative? Say about $400 million over the past 15 years. Petrocelli, 74, is charged with taking brib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    TLC Says Drivers Won't Lose on New Green Fleet Plan

    The Taxi & Limousine Commission calls to explain that its new, environmentally-conscious taxi plan, described here earlier as a burden on cabbies, would save hybrid-driving hacks more than it would cost them. While fleet owners who buy hybrids would, under the plan, be allowed to charge cabbies $3 a ... More >>

  • News

    August 27, 2002

    Northern Closure

    The U.S.-Canada 'Smart Borders' Accord Sells Refugees Down the River

  • Music

    October 16, 2001
  • Long Island Voice

    November 16, 1999