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    Report: Hybrid taxi drivers find fuel efficiency paying off after Sandy
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    One of the major side effects of the power outrages in New York and New Jersey following hurricane Sandy is gas stations' difficulty getting fuel to customers. Shortages have led to seemingly endless gas lines, and in all of this, hybrids have shown their inherent value. Business Insider says ...

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    Report: 'AXI' dropped from NYC taxis
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    Oh, how we love "rebranding." From the stumblebums at The Gap to the desperate deckhands on the Microsoft Titanic, needlessly changing your logo is all the rage these days, so we shouldn't be surprised to see the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission join in on the fun by eliminating the ...

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    Video: DNA truck roaming NYC asks "Who's Your Daddy?"
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    With food trucks becoming commonplace, we suppose it was inevitable that someone put a DNA testing lab on wheels. Jared Rosenthal, owner and operator of the "Who's Your Daddy?" truck, says the people of New York keep him busy all day every day. "They flag us down, they pull us over, they talk ...

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    Video: Ferrari 458 driver runs over cop's foot, jailarity ensues
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    If you've been part of the Autoblog family for any amount of time, you'll know we post some videos showcasing outrageous behavior. Still, it's been a while since we came across actions as willfully brainless as those in this video. A man parks his Ferrari 458 Italia on a street in New York City. ...

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    Report: NY Mayor suggests shaming bad drivers, posting pictures and names
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    Run a New York City red light holding a Super Big Gulp in one hand, and you could find yourself really hosed. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who recently and notably suggested banning the sale of super-sized soft drinks in the city, proposed posting pictures and names of drivers who run ...

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    Report: NYC comptroller threatens Nissan taxi deal over wheelchair accessibility
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    John Liu, New York City comptroller, has said he won't register the contract for a fleet of new Nissan taxis until every last one is made wheelchair accessible. There are currently just 231 cabs with wheelchair ramps in the city, though that number will jump by another 2,000 units next year. Even ...

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    Official: New York City rolls out new apple green Boro Taxi fleet
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    Yellow cabs are synonymous with New York. It doesn't matter if it's an old Ford Crown Victoria, an even older Checker Cab or the new Nissan NV200: paint it that deep yellow and put a dome light on it, and you're looking at a New York taxicab. But the Big Apple is about to get a new type of taxi, ...

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    Report: How Nissan's NYC taxi contract may be a ticket to Hollywood fame
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    "So here's the pitch. It's a movie about a car. But it's not really about a car. It's about something else. What that is isn't important. But it's got a car in it. Not just one car, but lots of cars. Thousands of them actually. And they're in almost every scene. But only in the background. ...

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    Official: Nissan debuts production NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" for New Yorkers
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    It takes but six months to crown a new American Idol, but the search for a replacement New York City taxi has taken five years, and the winner is finally ready to collect its flowers and contract. The production taxi version of the NV200 is, except for its looks, just about all a cabbie and his ...

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    Report: NY city council bans alternate side parking shame stickers
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    New York City drivers rarely get much to be happy about, but a recent decision by the New York City Council to eliminate the practice of stickering parking violators is bound to be greeted with unanimous joy. Outside of the mayor's office, that is. Despite The New York Times reporting a 47-0 ...

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    Report: Neighbors complain about Mercedes-Benz's flagship NYC dealership
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    Mercedes-Benz may engineer its vehicles like no other in the world, but its flagship New York City dealership is another story. According to the New York Post, neighbors have complained to the city for weeks about loud air vents and showroom lights. "They're horrible neighbors," one disgruntled ...

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    Report: F1 may be coming to New York, but not NASCAR
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    NASCAR and New York may strike you as diametrically opposite pillars of modern America. But if Formula One can race in Texas, surely NASCAR can race in New York, right? F1 has recently announced two new races in the United States: the U.S. Grand Prix slated to race in Austin, Texas, for the ...

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    Official: Nissan shows New Yorkers the inside of its new taxi
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    If you lined up all the taxis in New York, they'd stretch all the way from Wall Street to Norwalk, Connecticut. They shuttle some 236 million passengers around the city every year – about 600,000 every day – and in the process, they travel the equivalent of 20,000 times around the ...

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    Video: Here's one destructive way to get out of a parking ticket
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    Just another day on another street in New York City: a meter reader and a random contractor shouting it out about a parking fine and the tardy insertion of a quarter. Unbeknownst to everyone, however, the contractor's partner is really, really not happy about getting this ticket. He doesn't shout ...

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    History Repeats Itself: NYC horses may be replaced by electric carriages
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    In the right weather and with the right person, riding in a horse-drawn carriage around Central Park can be romantic... if a little corny. Of course, it can also be a bit odorous and, for those on foot who have to deal with the horse by-product, messy. It's not just joggers and bikers who object ...

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    Study: New Yorkers have longest commutes, also use public transport most
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    According to the American Community Survey conducted by the Census Bureau, "The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area had the longest average commute, at 34.6 minutes." We think that maybe more New Yorkers filled in the survey than anyone else. We can't help but think ...

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    Video: Crushed NYC fire truck lowered into Ground Zero memorial
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    Next year, an underground museum commemorating the attacks on 9/11 will open on the site that once held the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. And it just got one of its first exhibitions. A crushed 30-ton fire truck, draped in a white covering and American flags, was lowered by ...

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    Report: NY legislature green lights plan to let pedestrians hail livery cabs from street
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    It took more than a couple of legal strategems, but New York City's mayor Michael Bloomberg has outwitted the city's powerful yellow taxi lobby. The State Legislature passed a bill making it legal for New Yorkers to hail livery cabs from the street. What's a livery cab? It's a private taxi, ...

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    Video: 3-Way Street shows how dangerous a NYC intersection can be
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    At any given moment, the scene at a random intersection in New York City can be a picture of controlled chaos. Motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians come together en masse as millions of folks go about their daily Big Apple routines. Artist Ron Gabriel decided to capture this bit of everyday ...

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    Report: New York Taxi Commission moves to ban Lexus RX 450h
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    With over 13,000 taxis in Manhattan, it's easy to blend in. Over half of those taxis are of the Crown Victoria variety, while a quarter are Ford Escape models. Hybrids are beginning to enter the New York taxi fleets in solid numbers, but a certain model has been singled out as being "too ...

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