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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

In a small bit of karmic justice, two cab drivers were disciplined by the Taxi and Limousine Commission for refusing/being whiny about driving the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico from Greenwich Village to her hotel in the Bronx last month, the New York Times reports. The first driver, who drove away when Carmen Yulin […]

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04.13.15 Liam Mathews

A cabbie with zero chill was ordered by a judge at the city’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings to pay $10,000 to a lesbian couple he told to stop kissing or get out of his cab, DNAInfo reports. The suit claimed that Mohammed Dahbi discriminated against Kassie Thornton and Christina Spitzer on September 18th, […]

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03.24.14 Andy Cush

Dodging your fare may get more difficult soon, as the NYPD is beginning self-defense training for cab drivers. According to the Post, the regimen will include strategies for dealing with “violent passengers and farebeaters” as well as “handling high-stress situations that could lead to road rage and accidents.” Training will also include what a driver should do […]

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11.30.12 Andy Cush

Apparently, we aren’t the only ones compelled by our city’s many taxi drivers. Drivers Wanted, a new film devoted to documenting the lives of hacks, premieres tonight at Brooklyn’s reRun Gastropub Theater. Created Weinstein Film Production (which, as far as we can tell, has no affiliation with those other Weinsteins), the film focuses on several specific drivers and […]

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10.25.11 Bucky Turco

The TLC has to stop fucking with cabbies already. From month to month, the agency seems to levy some petty new restriction or fine against them, honking being the latest one. Don’t get me wrong, excessive use of the horn by any driver is obnoxious. However, this idea of charging them $350 for honking in […]

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02.25.11 Bucky Turco

The TLC often treats taxi drivers like shit and so I have a hard time supporting lots of the oppressive new rules or requirements they impose, but when it comes to fining cabbies who refuse fares to Brooklyn, the Bronx, or anywhere else outside Manhattan, fuck ’em. It happens way too often and now they […]

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09.03.10 Marina Galperina

The merry yesteryear of NYC taxi passengers getting free, televised therapy or cashing in for guessing “it’s Darth Vader” is over. Nowadays, when cabbies get stabbed by Tea Party-liking bigots and get demonized by the press, the divide between driver and rider is vast. To talk partitions, we flagged down Amir Baradaran, taxi cab video […]

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