taxi drivers

The cover of the NYC Taxi Drivers 2015 Calendar (credit: Shannon Kirkman)

Cab Drivers Pull Over, Strike A Pose For Latest Calendar

The calendar also helps raise money for charity. The very first calendar last year raised for $40,000 for University Settlement, a nonprofit group that helps immigrants and low-income families.

11/13/2014

Taxis

City Council Backs Bill Requiring Warning Signs About Assaulting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.

10/22/2014

Taxis

Councilman Proposes Black Boxes To Monitor Taxi Drivers’ Speed

A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.

04/10/2014

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Program Allows Cabbies To Drive Revelers Home In Own Cars

The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers on Sunday announced a program in which taxi drivers will make sure both you and your car get home safely if you’ve had one drink too many.

12/22/2013

Gas Station Line

Cabbies Demand Express Lane For Fueling Up, Complain Of Long Daily Waits

New York cabbies on Monday night were demanding an express lane at local gas stations, as they complained of waiting up to 6 hours a day to refuel.

11/05/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Survey: Most New Yorkers Fail City’s Taxi Exam

When it comes to geography, New Yorkers don’t measure up to the city’s foreign-born taxi drivers.

07/02/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Council Cracks Down On Sex Trade By Taking Aim At Cab Drivers

Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.

06/13/2012

FILE - A taxi sign is seen in New York City (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Upper West Side Parking Dispute Breaks Out Between Muslim Cab Drivers, Residents

A neighborhood feud has developed between cab drivers and residents on the Upper West Side. Cabbies say they are being targeted for their religion — and they’re fighting back.

12/09/2011

Taxi Cabs line up for fares outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Drivers Could Be Fined For Honking Horns

Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky says cab drivers now run the risk of being fined $350 if they toot their horn.

10/25/2011

Generic Ambulance File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Police: Long Island Taxi Driver Stabbed Over Fare

Christopher Heron, 35, was charged with second-degree murder.

08/13/2011

Bloomberg Calls For End To Taxi Drivers’ ‘Geographic Discrimination’

There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.

03/09/2011