The taxicabs of New York City are widely recognized icons of the city, come in two varieties, yellow and green. Taxis painted canary yellow (medallion taxis) are able to pick up passengers anywhere in the five boroughs. Those painted apple green (Street Hail Livery vehicles, or commonly known as boro taxis), which began to appear in August 2013, are allowed to pick up passengers in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens (excluding LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport), and Staten Island.
Both types have the same fare structure. Taxicabs are operated by private companies and licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). It also oversees over 40,000 other for-hire vehicles, including "black cars", commuter vans and ambulettes.
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worldcitizen (8574) 2014-05-29 13:23
Yellow taxis are certainly an icon of NYC. Now I see the green ones driving around Brooklyn. I need to take some photos of them. :-) I like this capture, on what looks like the Upper East Side. I think these taxis are carrying wealthy people home to their fancy apartments in these buildings. :-)
- Copyright: Andre Bonavita (bona) (13737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-17
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: March in New York City
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-24 4:08