In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part II

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. We’ve already taken a drive through the history of these yellow people movers and highlighted the Fords and Toyotas that make up the majority of the official fleet. Today we’re talking about… » 9/13/13 12:39pm 9/13/13 12:39pm

In Plain Sight: A Guide to New York City's Taxis, Part I

Welcome back to In Plain Sight, where we’re doing something a little different this week – celebrating the taxis of New York. Yesterday we dove into the history of these yellow beasts and what makes them so special to this city. Today, I present the first part of my comprehensive guide to all the models currently in… » 9/12/13 8:43am 9/12/13 8:43am

Ask A Veteran New York City Cab Driver Anything You Want

If you think it's daring to be a race car driver, then you have never actually watched someone drive a New York City taxi. Every day is a stint in an endurance race where things are constantly going wrong. Add in the fact that you have to pick up customers that complain about everything and constantly forget things in… » 8/03/12 2:00pm 8/03/12 2:00pm

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

The UFO On Top Of The New NYC Taxi Will Stop Cabbies From Honking

For an auto show in New York, it makes sense that one of the cars everyone's most interested in is a cab. Specifically, the Nissan "Taxi Of Tomorrow" re-revealed yesterday. And while the design is novel (at least from the perspective of the old Crown Vics), almost everything in it is immediately understandable to cab… » 4/05/12 3:30pm 4/05/12 3:30pm