Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Green taxis in the ghetto. Trouble ahead. Are you sure you want to buy a New York yellow taxi cab medallion at auction?

Yesterday for the first time I got into one of those new  no medallion outer boro taxis and I had a brief chat with the driver. I hailed him up here at 158th and Amsterdam Avenue  which is about as ghetto as it gets.
I asked him how it was going. He said it was very tough working the hood because the riding public up in these parts do not like metered taxis, they want a flat rate so they shun him for the old gypsy no meter taxis. Shit, I could have told you this was coming. Greenie has to pay bills and he is headed downtown. Are you sure you still want to buy a medallion?