The Occupy Wall Street May Day actions are winding down this evening, with a march from Union Square to Battery Park. [Update, 9:00 PM: Nick Pinto tells me things are not winding down at all. Rather, a very large crowd "has filtered into the amphitheater at the Veteran's Memorial, where they're havi ... More >>
Esther ZuckermanA collation that included City Council members, yellow cab taxi drivers and the president of Livery Base Owners gathered on the steps of City Hall this afternoon to ask the State Senate to pass a bill that allows livery cab drivers to make pick-ups in the outer boroughs and th ... More >>
"Super Taxi Driver" boxers, inappropriate for an actual taxi driver. Via Cafepress.Dress codes are hot right now, whether you're a banker or a cab driver. And since all of those who take cabs deserve to be driven by a man or woman with impeccable style, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is st ... More >>
DNA News posted today on a recent Hotels.com survey calling New York City's taxis the second-best in the world next to London's Black Cabs. They also called the drivers of New York's taxis "America's Rudest," with Paris coming in second place. To which New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commi ... More >>
Ahmed Sharif, the Muslim taxi driver stabbed last week by a drunken passenger, will likely be unable to work for at least four months. "He can't even pick up his baby because of the wounds to his arms. He can't turn his neck," said Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.
It is good to see that the city's soon-to-depart taxi commissioner, Matthew Daus, is living up to his reputation. Daus is a political patronage hire who got his $178,000 a year job because his Brooklyn political club (New Era Democrats) gave early endorsements to Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael B ... More >>
Taxi culture is a big part of New York lore -- Jimmy Cagney, Robert DeNiro, and Ernest Borgnine are among the many memorable movie hacks -- but real cabbies don't get much attention unless they're delivering a baby in the backseat or something like that. Amy Braunschweiger's Taxi Confident ... More >>
(Photo by Philip Bennett at Taxis for All.)For about a year, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been trying to help disabled people get access to city taxis, but wrangling between the city and taxi drivers has botched up the mayor's plan.In theory, a disabled person should be able to call 311 and get a taxi d ... More >>
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation claims the surveillance cameras it has affixed to the outside of its vehicles have saved the company half a million dollars by showing its drivers' lack of culpability in accidents. Cabs companies around the world either installing cameras or asking for ... More >>
There were plenty of cabs cruising the streets of the Village this morning. The taxi strike is on but its effectiveness will surely be a matter of debate. Expect the city to say it was nothing, and the group that called the work stoppage to deem it a success. The Associated Press, New York Times, ... More >>
Photo by Bob Jagendorf via Flickr As the New York Taxi Worker's Alliance set up a "strike hall" at the headquarters of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 on Tuesday, the city announced contingency plans to combat a cabbie work stoppage set to take effect at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning. The MTA w ... More >>
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