Legalizing the Street Hail

06.21.11 Bucky Turco

Although it’s done a little more on the down low in Manhattan, residents in the outer boroughs or anywhere poor people live, hail livery cabs from the street all the time. Now, they could potentially do so legally. As if it matters. The City Council is overwhelming against the measure, as are yellow cab drivers—which is ironic considering all the fares they refuse—so King Bloomberg took his proposal straight to Albany. (Photo: mikeleeorg/flickr)