"Those insane yellow taxis!" Taxis Tip by rmdw
Taxis, New York City: 118 reviews and 111 photos
David Letterman has a joke that none of the taxi drivers in NYC speak English. If you want an English-speaking cabbie then you need to go to Baghdad!
While this is not strictly true, you indeed may find it difficult at times to communicate with some drivers. Such is the luck of the draw when dealing with one of the 12,053 taxis in New York!
All in all, I've found most of them to be courteous. Notice I didn't add the word "safe"! Though such "creative driving styles" can work in your favour. One time I was going to be late catching a train from Penn Station. So I asked the driver to see what he could do about getting me there quickly ... and he obliged! My stomach has never forgiven me but I did catch my train!
I've provided a link to the website of Peter Franklin, who is perhaps the most famous taxi driver in NYC next to Robert DeNiro. :-)
Address: New York City
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