Monday, June 15, 2015

Taxi Parts Inc. now open on 1st Avenue



Didn't really see this one coming … a small auto parts shop primarily (presumably?) serving cab drivers just opened at 45 First Ave. (Suite 1C, per the awning) between East Second Street and East Third Street…



The space was previously hone to the barber shop that also bought gold.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

See? Things aren't so bad here, after all. Now we have a place to buy our taxi parts.

Anonymous said...

I like it!

Anonymous said...

Somehow this heartens me; it seems like a move in a good direction. (And to have this arrive in place of a barber shop that also bought gold is kind of like replacing one classic with another!) THIS is Noo Yawk the way it oughta be!

Anonymous said...

That has to be a front for something else.

The vast majority of cab drivers don't own their cabs so they really couldn't give less of a shit about repairs or maintenance as long as the wheels (sort of) go round. And if you were going to open a place like this you would put it in LIC

Anonymous said...

@8:32am: I dunno, if you're a cab driver & your cab breaks down or needs a part while you're in Manhattan, LIC is a loooong way away!

If it *is* a front for something else, that will be interesting...

Anonymous said...

Back in the day there was a joint like this on Ave A. My dads a trucker & that's where I got his gifts.
Well you can't get gas, but you can get a new rear view mirror...

JAZ said...

Very happy to see this, and not a bit surprised that some people don't get it, as this seems to be the vast majority these days.

And since it's not visible from the High Line, maybe this one has a chance.

~ evilsugar25 said...

sorry, this is totally a front. cab drivers (as mentioned) do stop in to buy parts for cabs they don't own.

You talking to me? ... said...

There used to be "Worth Auto Parts" on Bowery between 5th and 6th, and there was another parts store across Bowery a block or two down. Ask me how I know this. As if I ever bought parts. Well, yeah, I did. Both of them were real gems BTW. Brand name parts, good prices, and the second place (whose name I don't know if I even ever knew) took the time to rummage through his shop for a mounting flange that I could use to replace one that broke off of the end of my SAAB's catalytic convertor.

Who knows? Maybe an egg store that's open only on Thursday mornings will open up. Yeah, I know, but I don't smoke :-)

John said...

Isn't it more convenient to get taxi parts delivered by uber?

sunnyboy chinese mafia said...

This guy is legit, he used to be on 10 ave and 35 st. I always buy parts from this guy. Prices are cheap because most taxi and limos buy from him.