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Unhappy with Fare, Passenger Pulls Gun on Cabbie on East Houston

Posted August 31, 2020 at 5:02 am

A passenger angry with the cab fare pulled a gun on the driver while on the Lower East Side, police said. Shortly before 2:00am last Tuesday morning (August 25), a taxicab dropped off three men at the corner of East Houston and Suffolk Streets. The passengers were reportedly unhappy with the fare and began arguing […]

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Report: Teen Boosts Taxi from LES and Attempts Drive to Six Flags

Last modified March 22, 2019 at 10:14 am

If you’re gonna steal the car, don’t pull over for R-and-R. Police say that 19-year-old Jonathan Gualpa boosted a taxicab parked on the Lower East Side early Tuesday morning and attempted to drive it down to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. The vehicle was reportedly still running at 5:45am when the teen hijacker drove […]

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Cabbie Wouldn’t Take his Fare, So this Perp Stole the Taxi

Posted August 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Police are searching for a suspect who stole a taxicab on Allen Street when a cabbie declined the fare several weeks ago. Early in the morning on June 23 (roughly 3:30am), an unidentified taxi driver allegedly refused to drive the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Mount Vernon resident Jorane Pinnock, to his requested destination. Apparently, a […]

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Report: Essex Street Cab Heist and Joy Ride Injured 3 in Early Morning Crash Yesterday

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:12 pm

A cab heist at the corner of Essex and Grand Streets yesterday morning nearly turned deadly after the perp sped away crosstown and crashed in Battery Park forty minutes later. Three people were injured, including the suspect. Cops say the incident began at 7:45am when the suspect hailed a taxi on Grand Street near Allen. After […]

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Pedestrian Plaza Progress Outside Punjabi Grocery & Deli; New M21 Bus Stop Proposed

Posted June 9, 2015 at 5:18 am

Punjabi Grocery & Deli put out the clarion call, and now progress is finally palpable. While the global East Houston capital works project is nowhere near completion, the smaller pedestrian plaza component is edging toward the finish line. New cement and some circular brickwork design is now visible. You’ll recall that the Department of Transportation […]

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Taxi of Tomorrow Spotted in the Wilds of Delancey

Posted August 30, 2013 at 10:38 am

Nissan, the automaker who won the bid in 2011, is building the NV200 model at its plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico. We spotted one yesterday.

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Watch Undercover Taxi Drivers Arrest Man Near Thompson LES [VIDEO]

Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am

Not a normal sight outside the Thompson LES the other night. Those are actually plainclothes cops shoving arrested dudes into the back of an undercover taxi.

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How All Cabbies Should Rig Their AC System [PHOTOS]

Posted July 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

Cab drivers, take note for the next heat wave.

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Cab Plows Into DBA Bar on 1st Avenue

Last modified May 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm

A short time ago, a taxicab backed into DBA bar on First Avenue. It doesn’t look pretty. Shattered windows, busted awning, and busted tables. Eyewitnesses tell us the driver was trying to park on the northbound side, hit reverse and plowed into the bar. Apparently, he was on some form of medication. Nevertheless, we are […]

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Lost Your iPhone in a Cab? Jimmy Fallon Found It!

Posted December 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

In true Christmas spirit, Jimmy Fallon has become the cell phone samaritan.

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