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I Was A NYC Cabbie In Nissan's New Cab For One Magic Hour

While I can't really say it's a lifelong dream of mine to drive a cab in New York, there is a certain appeal to, at least temporarily, joining the worlds largest, slowest fleet of professional drivers of yellow cars in the world. I was given this chance to realize that childhood not-dream by Nissan, so I could try… » 12/11/13 3:20pm 12/11/13 3:20pm

Nissan's Taxi Of Tomorrow Slammed By Manhattan Judge

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped their authority when they mandated that all NYC cabs be Nissan's NV200-based New York Taxi. After October 28, all non-hybrid cabs in New York will become illegal, so those New Yorkers better figure something out, pronto. » 10/08/13 5:44pm 10/08/13 5:44pm

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

NY Legislator And Wife Made Money Off Failed Gov-Backed NYC Taxi

It would seem as if the demise of The Vehicle Production Group, the now-defunct manufacturer of taxis and vans that received $50 million in government loans, is solely a tale of losers. But at least two big winners were involved: New York State Assemblyman Micah Kellner and his wife, who got a lot of money and a job… » 6/24/13 11:05am 6/24/13 11:05am

How Is New York's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Still Not…

John Liu, the comptroller for the City of New York, does not have nice words for the mini-minivan that's poised to become the city's primary taxi cab. No, he's not a Jalopnik reader who's pissed that the Nissan NV200 van is going to replace the iconic, rough-and-tumble Ford Crown Victoria. (At least, we don't think… » 12/14/12 2:40pm 12/14/12 2:40pm

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