A few weeks back, I hailed an on-duty cab around 11PM in the East Village. The taxi driver pulled up, rolled down the window, and asked me where I was going. I of course refused to answer until I got in and when I said Williamsburg, that’s when an argument commenced.
The cabbie eventually took me, but as you can hear, he made it way more difficult than it needed to be. Both NYC’s tabloids had similar results (NYDN and NYP) trying to take cabs to locations in the outer boroughs, with the majority of drivers refusing to take them.
It’s like we’re all black people now.