The seagull of NYC transportation makes a comeback.
Love ‘em or hate them, the ubiquitous New York City yellow cab is an iconic part of the Manhattan Streetscape. There are over 13,000 of these cabs in NYC and during rush hour on 5th Avenue you would be hard pressed to find any other type of vehicle. The experience of standing out on one of the avenues and hailing a cab is something uniquely New York and it still puts a smile on my face.
The industry has really evolved over the past few years and this has been great for the commuter. Fixed fares to and from JFK Airport take the stress away of getting caught in traffic on the way to or from the airport. All the cabs have credit card facilities and almost all are equipped with annoying TVs which blurt out hyperactive nonsense. The built-in map is quite useful to see where you are. Expect the traditional look of the Crown Vic cab to hit the endangered species list. The industry is moving to more fuel-efficient cars and the Prius and Escape becoming more and more popular.