Follow the money
Former Comptroller Bill Thompson is ramping up his attacks on mayoral rival Anthony Weiner after new fund-raising data revealed Mr. Weiner has been raking in cash from the taxi industry.
Mr. Thompson’s chief strategist Jonathan Price, fired off a missive earlier today accusing the former congressman of coming out against the city’s new outer-borough taxis as a result of the thousands he’s been collecting from drivers and dispatchers, who are largely opposed to the plan.
Last week the city’s Department of Transportation (in partnership with the fed’s Department of Transportation) unveiled new LOOK! crosswalk decals and bus banners to remind pedestrians and drivers to pay attention to each other while making their way across the busy cityscape.
Now the department, along with the Taxi and Limousine Commission, has unveiled new stickers that will adorn the doors and windows of the city’s 13,000 cabs. They implore occupants to “LOOK! for cyclists.” These are accompanied by a new 30-second spot in everybody’s favorite ad-viewing venue, Taxi T.V.
Based on the minimal information in the YouTube description of this unintentionally comic viral video, it appears film producer and screenwriter Ron Senkowski was “walking between film financing meetings” in New York City on Thursday when he captured this instance of mutual thuggery between a pair of Wall Street types waiting for a cab.
In the video we see two nicely-dressed men of indeterminate age slapping, shoving, then grappling until one finally wins and slams that yellow door. The camera then swings rather sadly away, as if Mr. Senkowski was shaking his head sadly at the state of humanity.
`, Hail yes
That is the argument being put forth by a new accessibility group, AXS, which is also working on a map app that will help disable New Yorkers find places—restaurants, bars, shops and the like—suited to their needs. The group has just produced this video putting the struggles of its founder into context with its dream of fleet of accessible cabs (among other things) while also suggesting that the mayor does not particularly care for the needs of the disabled.
It’s nearing last call at one of the Meatpacking District’s swankier spots, and there’s someone you’re trying to impress.
All of a sudden, a limo pulls up. Perfect, you think. I’ll look like such a classy guy. But much to your surprise, this is not a limo at all, but rather a fake, license-less, potentially Read More
Though turning that tiny screen off is literally as easy as pressing a button, it seems New Yorkers are complacent enough to leave the Taxicab TVs on.
The New York Times reports today that thanks to this laziness, the number of national brands buying airtime on crosstown commutes has doubled in the Read More