Scrooge McCabbie: “Off Duty” Driver Busts Montague Street’s Holiday Chi

Today around noon Mrs. Fink, Baby Fink and I took a stroll down Montague Street. While Mrs. Fink was picking up contacts at Heights Vision, Baby Fink’s blissful outdoor slumber was interrupted by an irate cabbie’s tirade against a woman parking her SUV.

The cabbie unleashed unholy hell on the woman as he hung out his window, navigating the cab with one hand. “You motherf—— b—h!!!” Boy was he mad at that lady who, for reals, hadn’t done anything wrong. Considering that he had his “Off Duty” sign on at noon (not the typical changeover time) we have to assume that he really had to go potty and was in a bad mood. Or maybe he was just upset about TLC Commish/Brooklyn Heights resident David Yassky’s plan to create a cabbies dress code.

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  • David on Middagh

    Did you get any of the cabbie’s numbers and report him to the TLC?

  • AmyinBH

    I would rather the TLC create a hygeine code.

  • nabeguy

    So what exactly was the woman doing to earn his wrath? Was she a pedestrian? In a double-parked car? What? Given how narrow Montague Street is with cars parked on both sides, you can’t imagine how frustrating it can be when someone trolls the block at 3 MPH looking for a space that will never open up, or worse, just decides to stop while they “run a little errand”. If the city could put one mobile traffic cop on the strip between Court and Hicks armed with a fat ticket book, it’d earn enough to fund a third of the maintenance of BBP.

  • Homer Fink

    She was just parking, nothing out of the ordinary.

  • David on Middagh

    Oops… why did I think the pic was just for illustration? Clearly, it’s intended to tell us that this was taxi 3L43. So… should we report this guy?

  • nabeguy

    In that case, a callsky to Yassky is in order. If 2 minutes of routine parking disrupts his personal routine enough to warrant this reaction, he should probably be off the road. Sounds like road rage on steroids.

  • Demonter

    This guy needs to meditate and breath properly.

  • Mickey

    nabeguy: ending everything with -sky when talking about David Yassky was cute at best the first time. Others of us whose names end in -sky just find it annoying now.

  • nabeguy

    Mickey, consider that a nod to Homer, who was the first to run it into the ground. BTW, wouldn’t you be a -key instead of a -sky?

  • Claude Scales

    Even noble nabeguy nods.

  • Homer Fink

    You’re all behind – from now on I will spell his name Yaxi .

  • nabeguy

    Homer, sometimes you make me spit up…and this was one of those times.

  • nabeguy

    Claude, you should know by now that I’m not above nodding my head, tipping my hat, or bowing my waist to true brilliance. But I do draw the line at feet-kissing.