Posts Tagged ‘taxi’

Crime Watch

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town, Our Town

crimewatch Compiled by Rebecca Harris Senseless Violence In a seemingly random and purposeless act of violence, a man was assaulted from behind early Wednesday morning while walking on the sidewalk along East 63rd Street, near the intersection at 3rd Avenue. The victim told police that an unknown perpetrator, described as a black male approximately 5-foot-11, wearing [&hellip
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If Cab Fares Increase, Will Drivers Pay More, Too?

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

taxi The Bloomberg administration is looking to raise fares for yellow cabs, but Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky last week declined to say whether the city would also consider a proposal to raise how much taxi fleets can charge drivers. “We’re going to have a public hearing May 31,” Yassky told City & State before [&hellip
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A New Ride For The City Blind

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News

Credit to William Alatriste New York City Council Riding in a taxi can be a harrowing experience for the blind and visually impaired. If they choose to pay with a credit card, they were forced to rely on cab drivers to swipe their card and enter the correct amount, including the tip. Now, thanks to new software unveiled by Council Member James Vacca, [&hellip
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Trails that Need Following: The way to a safer, caring city

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown, Dewing Things Better, Lifestyle, Our Town

contact Bette Dewing at CBS News radio says the “taxi of tomorrow” has a partition that softens the blow to passenger’s heads when drivers make an emergency stop. An emergency room surgeon reported, “Every week, at least two such facial injuries occur.” Who knew? Not this “traffic safety trailblazer” (Rep. Carolyn Maloney called me that in a 2006 tribute) [&hellip
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Taxi Share Plan

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

For Upper West Side commuters who do not mind sharing a taxicab, the city is about to launch a pilot program that aims to make the hailing process faster—and lower the price of a ride. The Taxi and Limousine Commission is proposing six Manhattan locations for a group yellow taxi stand where riders can hop [&hellip
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