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‘Hail No': Initiative To Bring Livery Cabs To The Boroughs Is A Bust (For Now)

In a rare defeat for NYC Mayor Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice ruled Friday that the popular initiative to allow 18,000 livery cabs to take street hails from Manhattan to the outer boroughs and the upper reaches of the city is a no go. No doubt, this should […]

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Livery Cabs Approved For Passengers Trying To Reach The Boroughs

For anyone that’s felt like the Invisible (Wo)Man trying to convince a taxi driver to come to Brooklyn from Manhattan, there’s good news from the Taxi & Limousine Commission. Despite fierce opposition from Yellow Cab drivers, rules were passed in a 7-2 vote by the commission Thursday, allowing New Yorkers to legally hail livery cabs […]

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Take the TLC Taxi Survey

In response to our earlier post about a proposal to allow metered livery cabs to pick up curbside hails in Brooklyn and other “outer boroughs”, Allan Fromberg of the TLC has asked BHB readers to take a survey of taxi usage which will “help us craft the plan in a way that really reflects the […]

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TLC Ponders Allowing Livery Cab Hails in Brooklyn

Under consideration by the City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, headed by Brooklyn Heights resident David Yassky, is allowing livery cabs with taxi meters installed to respond to street hails in the “outer boroughs” (which, yes, includes Brooklyn) while continuing to prohibit this in Manhattan.

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