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  • Taxi, limo owners ask why they can’t have this, too? 08 Dec 2017 09:09 WIVB BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Taxi and limousine owners are demanding equal treatment from city lawmakers now that they are competing with ridesharing companies in the Buffalo market, competition they feel is slanted toward the newcomers. The legacy …
  • Elderly Man Killed By Taxi in Springfield Gardens 05 Dec 2017 05:54 Queens Tribune BY TRONE DOWD An elderly man struck and killed by a taxi while crossing the Belt Parkway northbound near 168th Street. An elderly man was struck and killed by a vehicle over the weekend within the confines of the 105th Precinct, police said. According to …
  • New York City taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar 17 Nov 2017 17:53 WITI NEW YORK — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years. But sexy? That’s the tongue-in-cheek goal of a pinup calendar featuring a dozen New York City taxi drivers in provocative poses in and around their yellow cabs. The NYC Taxi …
  • Taxi driver spends 30 years photographing people getting rides in New York City 11 Nov 2017 15:17 Metro Cafe When Ryan Weideman arrived in New York, he was filled with heady dreams of becoming a street photographer. But, well, he needed to pay his rent. So Ryan became a taxi driver. He didn’t give up on the photography thing, though. He’d graduated with an MFA …
  • Rita Ora is low-key as she grabs taxi in New York 02 Nov 2017 21:30 Charleston Daily Mail The head of the fashion house has just stepped down - but Rita Ora proved that Burberry is firmly on fashionistas' radars on Thursday. Stepping out in little more than a raincoat from the brand, Rita showed off her long legs on her exit from her New …
  • New York Community profits fall 18% as taxi lending woes persist 25 Oct 2017 14:11 Americanbanker Ongoing problems in the taxi medallion portfolio of New York Community Bancorp in Westbury, N.Y., put a big dent in its third-quarter profits. The $48.4 billion-asset company reported earnings of $102.3 million, or 18% lower than a year earlier. Earnings …
  • New York man allegedly abandons woman in burning car after accident and hails taxi 17 Oct 2017 11:04 Boston Herald A Queens woman is dead after a fiery car accident, and the man police say was driving faces charges after allegedly fleeing the scene in a taxi, PEOPLE confirms. Harleen Grewal, 25, was found burned to death in the passenger seat of a 2007 Infiniti G35 by …
  • Driver hails down taxi to flee New York car crash 16 Oct 2017 19:29 Mail on Sunday This is the moment a New York man was caught on camera hailing a taxi to leave the scene of a car crash while his trapped female friend burned to death nearby. The footage shows 23-year-old Saeed Ahmed asking a taxi driver in the middle of a highway if he …
  • New York Taxi Mogul's Medallions Find a Buyer 07 Sep 2017 23:34 wsj.com The trustee liquidating part of New York taxi mogul Evgeny “Gene” Freidman’s holdings has found a bidder offering $7.7 million ahead of a planned auction to help repay former lender Citibank. Bankruptcy trustee Greg Messer said in court papers that a …
  • Taxi Driver Sits Dead in Cab for 18 Hours on Busy Manhattan Street 15 Aug 2017 22:24 Epoch Times A taxi driver died inside of his cab, on Aug. 8, and sat there for 18 hours before his body was discovered. Fifty-nine-year-old Mehari Bokrezion parked his cab at a popular cabbie break spot in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to a basketball court. He dozed …
  • Taxi Driver Sits Dead in Cab for 18 Hours on Busy Manhattan Street 15 Aug 2017 22:24 Epoch Times A taxi driver died inside of his cab, on Aug. 8, and sat there for 18 hours before his body was discovered. Fifty-nine-year-old Mehari Bokrezion parked his cab at a popular cabbie break spot in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to a basketball court. He dozed …
  • New York Water Taxi hits dock on West Side, 30 injured 30 Jul 2017 21:48 WABC WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A New York Water Taxi hit the dock on the West Side of Manhattan on Friday afternoon. It happened just after 4 p.m. at Pier 79 at 40th Street and the West Side Highway in Manhattan. EMS reports that 30 people were injured. …
  • New York Water taxi strikes dock at Pier 79 in Hell's Kitchen injuring 30 passengers   29 Jul 2017 07:10 Tert A New York Water Taxi returning from a trip to the Statue of Liberty struck the dock at Pier 79 in Hell’s Kitchen Friday, injuring 30 passengers, the NY Daily News reports, citing authorities. Firefighters and medics rushed to the Hudson River near W. …
  • POLICE: Suspect carjacked taxi in Cheektowaga 25 Jul 2017 09:03 WIVB
  • 'She's in labour!' Former Alberta woman gives birth in New York City taxi 21 Jul 2017 23:43 CBC A woman from Alberta has given birth in a way worthy of a New York City movie scene. In the morning rush hour, in the back of a taxi, her son entered the world. "I pulled down my shorts and the head was halfway out," said Chantal McKenna, 35. …
  • 2 killed, 7 injured in taxi van crash in central New York 20 Jul 2017 16:26 NEWS10 ABC The Associated Press Published: July 20, 2017, 10:58 am Updated: July 20, 2017, 12:20 pm CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and seven others are hospitalized after the taxi van they were in crashed off a central New York road …
  • Former Alberta woman gives birth in New York taxi; baby ‘did it his way’ 20 Jul 2017 03:00 CISA When Chantal McKenna was pregnant, she would talk to her baby about the adventures he would have. Little did she know they would start on Day 1. The former Edmontonian was at home in her New York City apartment at around 11 p.m. on July 12 when the …
  • Three Men Attempt Armed Robbery of Taxi Driver - 726 Meade Avenue, North Bellport, New York... 01 Jul 2017 11:33 4-traders Suffolk County Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery of a taxi driver in North Bellport last night. Suffolk County Police officers and the Fifth Squad responded to a call at 726 Meade Avenue in North Bellport reporting an attempted robbery …
  • Long Island taxi companies sue to stop ride-sharing 01 Jul 2017 07:17 Newsday Taxi drivers wait to make pickups at the Hicksville LIRR station Friday evening, June 30, 2017. (Credit: Danielle Finkelstein) Nassau and Suffolk taxicab owners have filed suit in federal court to halt the state’s new ride-sharing law, arguing that they …
  • Sarah Blake takes a ride in a New York taxi 16 Jun 2017 06:57 Gold Coast Bulletin