See NYC Through the Eyes of a Taxi Driver

If we had to hazard a guess, we’d say that taxi drivers probably get to witness more of the craziness and beauty New York City than the average citizen. After all, their job is to zip around the streets all day, and we imagine there’s at least a little time for windshield voyeurism. Case in point: Visual News pointed us towards this amazing Tumblr, ThingsISeeFromMyCab, where taxi driver Max Cohen posts pictures he takes from the driver’s seat of — you guessed it — his cab. Click through to check out some of our favorite snaps from his collection, and then be sure to follow ThingsISeeFromMyCab for more updates. … Read More

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Meet New York City's Next Generation of Taxis

Thanks to features like “interior legroom” and “durability” this minivan from Nissan has been selected as the winning design out of three finalists in the “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition, beating out Ford and Turkish carmaker Karsan. Along with bragging rights, this means the Japanese company will get a 10-year contract giving them exclusive right to make and sell yellow cabs. But as our friends over at ANIMAL point out, while they sound nice and all, there’s no guarantee that these taxis will have drivers who will agree to take you to Brooklyn.

Click through to check out an interior shot of the winning design, as well as the two cabs that didn’t make the cut, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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