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    Report: NYC to track traffic fatalities on website as new mayor vows to end them in 10 years
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    A world without traffic fatalities sounds like a pretty nice future. New York's newly inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, is aiming to make the Big Apple just such a place, following through on his ambitious "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate all fatalities to drivers, passengers, cyclists and ...

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    Followup: Nissan NV200 taxi goes on sale in NYC while mandate still being figured out
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    Cab drivers in New York City may not be mandated to purchase the Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" per the orders of a Supreme Court Judge, but that isn't stopping Nissan from beginning sales of the bright yellow people movers. Speaking to Automotive News, Howard Koeppel, a Queens-based dealer ...

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    Report: Nissan's NY taxi deal faces court obstacles
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    Nissan scored a big win for itself when the NV200 was named New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow, but the compact van has been under attack ever since. The latest setback for Nissan comes from the New York Supreme Court, which has reportedly ruled the deal between NYC and Nissan is "null, void and ...

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    Video: Check out this sneaky NYPD cop car disguised as a yellow cab
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    That's no ordinary New York City yellow taxi in the image above; it's a police cruiser for the New York City Police Department dressed up like an NYC yellow taxi. Captured in a short video on a Manhattan street corner, it is escorting an NYPD van behind it. They don't just use Crown Vics, ...

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    Video: Watch what might be the world's oldest dashcam footage from 1926
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    The archives of the Fire Department of New York has released footage of a borough department responding to a fire in 1926. In the first of two silent videos, the camera is mounted on the car transporting Fire Chief John Kenlon from the Brooklyn Fire Department to a storage warehouse fire on East ...

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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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    Video: How Nissan found the right yellow for NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow
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    No matter where you go in New York City, yellow taxi cabs speckle the landscape, and the newly named Taxi of Tomorrow will certainly help continue this trend. After winning the bid to supply the Big Apple's iconic taxis, Nissan designers based in San Diego, California spent about a year coming up ...

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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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    NYC seeks Taxi of Tomorrow; is UniCab the answer?
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    A couple of years have passed now since the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced its search for a vehicle that would replace the taxis of New York City with something that better fits the times. The TLC created a website for creative types to submit ideas for the "Taxi of ...

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    FAIL: Multi-level Parking in NYC
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    We saw plenty of these multi-level parking structures during our trip to NYC this past week, and even commented on how their space efficiency would work well in our own cities where giant parking garages dominate the landscape. Perhaps we spoke too soon. ...

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    NYC cabbies threaten September strike over GPS
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    With the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission's October 1 compliance date for installation of GPS-equipped information and payment systems in New York's 13,000 taxis, a driver's advocacy group is gearing up to strike in protest. The source of the controversy is the screen above. The system provides ...

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    NYC Taxi medallion sold for record $600,000
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/NYC_Taxi_medallion_sold_for_record_600_000'; Forget the stock market. If you're in the possession of a NYC taxi medallion, you're sitting on a goldmine. A retiring Pakistani driver who'd been driving a cab in New York for the last 25 years sold ...

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    Mayor Mike readies $8 congestion fee for NYC drivers
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    New York's mayor, Mike Bloomberg, is ready to steal a page from his London counterpart's handbook and announce plans to hit drivers who bring their cars into Manhattan below 86th street with an $8 congestion charge in a bid to ease gridlock in the city's crowded midtown business district. The fee ...

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    New York Auto Show: It's donktacular! RIDES does up a taxi, skyscraper style
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    var digg_url = http://www.digg.com/offbeat_news/Don_t_deny_the_donk_a_lifted_NYC_Taxi_on_30_inch_rims/; Say that you're RIDES Magazine and you want to celebrate the 100th anniversary of taxi cab service in New York City - what to do? Simple - take a 1996 Crown Vic (arguably better looking than ...

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    Photos from Audi's parade on Park Avenue
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    UPDATE: Photos added from Neal M. and dc, play-by-play account from AhmedUPDATE 2: Video of the Auto Union Type D on the street after the jumpThis morning New Yorkers on their way to work were greeted with Audi's Park Avenue parade that marked the R8's first official drive on U.S. soil and the ...

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