Showing posts with label cabs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cabs. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Wednesday's parting shot

Photo by Derek Berg 

As seen on Avenue A today... a cab with a checkered past...

Monday, January 1, 2018

2nd Avenue cab crash

Derek Berg came across this scene this morning just before 8 on Second Avenue at St. Mark's Place... unfortunately, we don't know what caused the cab driver to crash into the curb and send the trash can toward Gem Spa's entrance...

No one was injured... and thankfully this didn't happen at 8 a.m. on a non-holiday Monday...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cab needs a Lyft on 6th Street

Well, that sucks... Goggla shares these photos from this afternoon's downpour... when a cab got stuck in a deceiving, rain-filled hole in a construction zone on Sixth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A...

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A cab collision on Union Square

EVG reader Mitchell Schneider shared these photos from about 4:40 this afternoon... the aftermath of a collision between a cab and U-Haul on East 15th Street...

Not a lot of details at the moment here between Irving Place and Union Square East... one witness said that the cab was speeding and rammed the U-Haul ... and EMTs were bringing one person (the cab driver?) to an ambulance... we'll update if we receive more information...

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cab collision on 9th Street and 3rd Avenue

EVG reader Charlie Chen shared these photos from last night around 10 ... showing the aftermath of a cab collision on Ninth Street at Third Avenue...

There isn't any official word on cause or extent of injuries. Charlie saw one passenger in a neck brace at the scene and EMTs placing another passenger on a stretcher.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lost and found: This cab on 3rd Avenue

From late this afternoon... EVR reader @tedroden spotted this on Third Avenue at East Ninth Street. Abandoned. All alone.

Per Ted: "Nobody was around it even. No sign of driver. No cops. Nothing."

Saturday, January 18, 2014

This cab just got crushed on Avenue B

This happened about 10 minutes ago on Avenue B and East Third Street…

… it appears everyone is OK… Did anyone see what happened?

Photos by V.H. McKenzie

Saturday, March 23, 2013

[Updated] Cab ends up on sidewalk outside Horus Café on Avenue A and East 10th Street

A reader sent along this photo from Avenue A at East 10th Street... we do not have any information on what happened or if there were any injuries... another reader thought it happened around 10:15 a.m.

Updated 10:41

Via @mikebarish — "didn’t see it happen but saw him extricating himself (with police help)"

Saturday, December 1, 2012

What's with all the cabs parked on Avenue A?

That's what a reader asked yesterday after seeing cabs lined up on Avenue A the past few days... EVG regular Creature noted this too with the following three photos...

[From Thursday via Bobby Williams]

I didn't see all this myself... and really have no idea. Anyone know?

Updated: Thanks. Answer in the comments.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Report: Cab crashes into Hearth last night

[Image via @marcocanora]

From Eater, we learn that a cab crashed into Hearth on First Avenue at East 12th Street last night around 11. There weren't any injuries.

Monday, December 19, 2011

[UPDATED] Reader report: Passenger shoots out cab window on Avenue A

Matt LES_Miserable passes along the following... tonight on Avenue A near 14th Street...

As you can see, someone blew out the window of this cab...

The police were on the scene. According to Matt, the driver was very shaken up... He told Matt that a passenger "shot out" his window ... perhaps a dispute over the fare?


Garth Johnston followed up on this story today at Gothamist... Unfortunately, not much else is known. Per the post:

When we called the NYPD's DCPI they had no information on the incident. Curiouser though, when we tried to reach out directly to the Ninth Precinct this morning nobody answered the phone either on the main line or at the community affairs desk. Finally, the TLC couldn't help illuminate the situation as these sorts of things apparently aren't even reported to them by the NYPD.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The line for Prune's brunch is getting ridiculous

Oh, c'mon... just a shot of the usual long cab-gas line here on Second Avenue at First Street via Bobby Williams.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A cab ride up First Avenue in 1971

This video is marked "NYC Taxi Ride up 2nd Ave circa 1971" though it's actually First Avenue... a nice stroll through the East Village... see what you can recognize....

Friday, December 24, 2010

When a cab ride will (nearly) cost you an arm and a leg (well, at least an arm)

From the NYPD Daily Blotter in the Post today:

A hack from hell rolled up the window on the arm of a man and dragged him for several blocks through the East Village, law-enforcement sources said.

The victim had accidentally left his cellphone in Eddy Brizard's cab on East Houston Street early Saturday morning, the sources said.

Brizard, 56, somehow tracked him down and brought back the phone, but then demanded $20, the sources said.

The man said he didn't have the cash and tried to snatch the phone back through the window -- but the driver allegedly raised the window and snagged the victim's arm.

Brizard was charged with robbery, assault and reckless endangerment, and his hack license was suspended, said a Taxi and Limousine Commission spokesman. The victim was not seriously hurt.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

U-turn like this, and you'll likely be hit

Given some of the taxi tomfoolery I see (quick stops, illegal turns, etc., etc.), I'm surprised that I haven't encountered more scenes like this on Avenue A last night between Ninth and 10th streets...

Bob Arihood, on the beat one last time, captured the T-boned cab making an illegal u-turn... and getting popped by the other cab...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Everyone getting in on the Russian spy hoopla

Speaking of Russian spies, have you noticed how some people are trying to cash in on the recent alleged-Russian-spy hoopla in the tabs? (Steve Cuozzo sort of did at the Post — he wrote a piece on it the other day...sort of — work with me...)

Which brings me to Flashdancers... you may recall their cab ads featuring the Hooters-waitress-from-Orlando-looking, uh, model in the campaign....

... and now, the new Flashdancers cab ads have a harder, Natasha-cold-war-spy model type...