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When I was a child, I remember getting into the backseat of a taxi with my mother and brother and hearing her tell the cabbie, "375 Riverside Drive, please." That was all she needed to say—no cross streets, no clarification of what neighborhood we were headed to, no anxiety in her voice because she wasn't sure if the driver would know to go up- or downtown. All she needed to say was the building...
It's a freezing day with a freezing night to follow, and if you have to get anywhere, you might be mulling calling a car. But that Uber app that you're poking at with your slowly numbing fingers may not do you much good: New York City is down five out of six Uber bases today after the ridesharing service refused to turn over ride records to the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission. Uber...
Seems like Mayor De Blasio is finally making good on one of his campaign promises. Multiple sources indicate that De Blasio will introduce a bill next week banning carriage horses in the city, starting in 2016. One of the major objections to a proposed elimination of the industry has to do with jobs: The carriage horse drivers are one of the blue-collar institutions of New York City, and banning horses will essentially put those...
The latest addition to the niche urban cab app market is SheRides, a cab service exclusively for women employing only female drivers, which will afford security and peace of mind to female riders who may feel uncomfortable or unsafe with a male driver. The New York Times reports this morning that SheRides (known elsewhere as SheTaxis but forced to use a different name in NYC because of restrictions on use of the word "taxi" by...

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