Do New Yorkers Really Have Sex in Taxis? An Investigation

Earlier this month, the New York Times Style section published a wistful memoriam to taxi fucking, the allegedly forgotten act of getting in the back of city-run yellow taxi cabs and—drunkenly or otherwise—going at it while drivers play accidental Peeping Toms. » 3/17/15 12:00pm 3/17/15 12:00pm

Wretched Beast Spirit Of NYC Delivers Judgment On Cab Rider, Explodes…

"This is what you get for not riding the subway," the cruel bastard soul of New York City boomed at a cab rider earlier today, exploding a manhole cover at them. » 11/17/14 5:35pm 11/17/14 5:35pm

Ford Recalling Almost 40,000 Cars Fixed Wrong In Their Last Recall

Cops, old people, and anybody who rides in a taxi should know Ford is recalling 38,645 Crown Victorias, Mercury Grand Marquis', and Lincoln Town Cars because the last time they recalled those cars, they may or may not have done something "that could potentially result in a loss of steering." » 11/04/14 8:15pm 11/04/14 8:15pm

Foreign Student Charged $4,240 for Taxi Ride

Free Uber this is not. A Chinese student was fleeced for $4,240 after a taxi driver at O'Hare Airport scammed the University of Illinois student (who spoke little English) by lying to him that there were no more buses heading to Champaign that evening. » 9/01/13 4:05pm 9/01/13 4:05pm

This Is the NYPD's Secret Spy Cab

In Enemies Within, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman on the NYPD's indiscriminate and probably illegal spying program, reference is briefly made to a "real yellow cab, complete with an authentic taxi medallion registered under a fake name" used by the… » 8/27/13 9:32am 8/27/13 9:32am

Community Rallies To Support The Cabbie Beaten To A Pulp By A US Marine

Last week, cab driver Charles Hawkesworth was brutally attacked by one of his late night passengers, a US Marine. Now, as the attacker is finally being charged with a felony, Hawkesworth's North Carolina community is banding together to support him in the best way we can imagine. » 9/13/12 2:30pm 9/13/12 2:30pm

The US Marine Behind This Brutal Attack On A Cab Driver Won't Be…

Island Taxi in Surf City, NC recently installed video cameras in all of their taxis for the safety of their drivers. Early Sunday morning, one caught a passenger, who happened to be a US Marine, beating his driver to a pulp. » 9/11/12 1:30pm 9/11/12 1:30pm

China Lets Cabbies Totally Destroy Illegal Taxis

The city government of Hefei needed to destroy 156 illegal taxis, so they let police, city workers, and even legal taxi drivers smash the unlicensed cars to oblivion. They went to town. » 8/20/12 4:30pm 8/20/12 4:30pm

Why Is New York City's New Outer Borough Taxi This Sickly Shade Of…

The main goal of the new "Boro Taxi" — cabs that'll respond to street hails in the vast parts of New York that aren't Manhattan (the outer boroughs) — is to make it distinct from the common yellow cab. In that respect, the recently unveiled cab color succeeds. It is distinctly not yellow. But why does it have to look… » 4/30/12 10:30am 4/30/12 10:30am

A secret treasure trove of New York City taxis

This brand-spankin'-new yellow New York taxi-ready Ford Crown Victoria fleet I stumbled across yesterday, springing up like a patch of daisies through the cracks of the concrete urban jungle of Hoboken, New Jersey, is both poignant and beautiful. » 6/13/11 12:00pm 6/13/11 12:00pm

The $5,000 Cab Ride from NYC to LA

A thirtysomething investment banker and his friend got bored one night so they decided they'd take a cab from New York to Los Angeles. How much would it cost them for the six-day journey? $5,000. » 4/22/11 4:28pm 4/22/11 4:28pm

Study: Taxis Won't Go to Your Neighborhood

As part of Mike Bloomberg's neat little war against cab drivers who don't pick up certain people or drive to certain places—although they're required to by law!—the city did a little study. Surprise: cabbies hate outer boroughs. » 3/10/11 10:15am 3/10/11 10:15am

Top Gear Brings Lambo, Ferrari Supercabs To SEMA

The crew from 'Merican Top Gear rolled into SEMA this morning with a quintet of supercabs. We hear a certain Ray Wert might drive one, but we're not sure if we can tell anyone. So, um, keep it to yourself... » 11/01/10 10:30am 11/01/10 10:30am

Bronx Police Bust Dozens Of Fake Cabbies

Police say dozens of fake cabdrivers in New York's borough of the Bronx were nailed for picking up passengers in unsafe, unlicensed and uninsured cars. What tipped law enforcement off? These cabbies were friendly, helpful and drove safely. » 10/21/10 8:30am 10/21/10 8:30am

What Car Is Your Ideal Cab?

The news today of AM General getting set to assemble Standard Taxis got us thinking of our favorite livery vehicles. The Russians may demand Maybach cabs, and the Euro-trash only appear content with their mass-produced stripped Mercedes, but most of us don't need quite that level of luxury. Nor do we need the strange… » 7/14/08 11:40am 7/14/08 11:40am

New NYC Taxi System's Still Ironing Out Bugs

We'd heard the new "GPS" entertainment / nav / credit card payment / cappuccino system in the back of NYC cabs was still working out some bugs, but the number of error messages this particular unit's throwing up on screen is ridiculous. [Tumblr Weeds] » 7/02/08 8:30am 7/02/08 8:30am

Coppers In Taxi Nab Teenage Burglars

The age of high speed police chases may be coming to an end as the coppers are cutting out the middlemen and deciding to just pick up the criminals in their supposed getaway vehicles. This was the case when two teenagers robbed a store in Ontario. Little did they know that their getaway vehicle was being driven by… » 3/25/08 1:45pm 3/25/08 1:45pm

DC Cabs To Get Meters Like The Rest Of The Country

Years ago I made the rookie, post-collegiate mistake of taking a cab in Prague. Burning a hole in my pocket were 700 or so Czech crowns, the then equivalent of five bucks. I only had a mile or so to go, but the cabbie started driving all over the place, eventually taking me far up into the hills. As the meter clicked… » 10/18/07 8:45am 10/18/07 8:45am

New York City Cabbies Gouged Us Yesterday More Than Usual

Yeah, so one of us had the unfortunate need to take a cab from LaGuardia to the city yesterday in the midst of a two day cab strike over GPS systems in the lovely city of apples that are big. After seeing the traffic levels ahead of us on the Triborough Bridge, we decided it'd be best to just stop at an Astoria subway… » 9/07/07 10:30am 9/07/07 10:30am