It will be harder to catch a livery cab overnight as service scales back due to a spike in attacks against drivers.
Eric Refvik, 34, was stone-faced and said nothing as he left the courthouse. He is charged with felony criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor DWI.
The incident took place at around 11 a.m. at 172nd Street and Longfellow Avenue Wednesday.
There is outrage from livery cab drivers after they say a ticket was found on the bloody car of a stolen livery cab hours after its driver was brutally attacked in Queens.
There has been so much interest in SheRides from women who want female cabbies that the company is holding off for now on launching the app in New York City.
There are so many options for car service these days — from taxis and livery cabs to the ride-sharing service Uber. And now there’s an option just for women launching next week.
Starting next week, women will be able to request a female driver through a new livery service.
Twenty-three people were shot over the weekend, two fatally, according to the NYPD.
Tommy Smalls, 29, and three other men are accused of fatally shooting two cab drivers in separate incidents and then stealing their cars.
The trio were also wanted in connection with robberies of convenience stores in Yonkers and the Bronx, sources said.
For the second time in a week, a livery cab driver has been fatally shot in the Bronx and a drivers’ rights group believes the two cases may be connected.
The victim, 52-year-old Swadh Maged from Staten Island, was shot four times in the chest and arm. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he died a short time later.
The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.
New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers spokesman Fernando Mateo is asking the de Blasio administration and state lawmakers to revisit a bill introduced in 2009 that would impose penalties, including a $1,000 fine.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has declared success for a program that allows cabbies to drive people home in their own cars when they’ve had one drink too many.