Saturday, January 26, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
This poor guy in a classic Ferrari had to suffer through my photo session while he received his ticket. This police car was marked, but I have seen black Chevrolet Impala Police, and Blue ones, and the mustachioed yellow cab police car who usually waits by the Pennsylvania Hotel has been there too..
Don't make this left turn, they are there almost everyday of the week. Plan your route in advance-
2 ways to 9th Avenue are:
- 21st Street to 9th Avenue-- >
- 25th Street to 9th Avenue.. >
The ticket will happen in one of two ways:
- The police car will usually be waiting at the near right corner of 23rd street (Northeast). He will then proceed to follow you through the turn and pull you over on the far right corner by the bus stop.
- Without a police car, two officers will be waiting at the bus stop, they will walk in to the street to stop you after you make the turn and direct you to the bus stop again where you will receive your ticket.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
most importantly from the hours of 6am to 4pm. you have to have 2 passengers in your taxi to enter manhattan.
you can collect more than one fare at a time.. first ride is on the meter, additional riders are suggested 10 dollars. please do this when the demand is heavy, we all win.
all subways in brooklyn terminate to transfer to busses in downtown brooklyn.
subways coming from the bronx will end at grand central and penn station.... KEY POINTS, to transfer to a bus or transfer to a taxi.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
I hate when that happens, I try hard to research street closures, and all I get is unnecessary worries and headaches. Completely false information.
Sorry, for the inconvenience.
Although by coincidence I was right about one thing, 6th ave was closed, however it was only between 14th and 23rd for a street fare, and also it was a good idea to work earlier and end the shift early, as the traffic was a nightmare!!
Here's what I know about tomorrow, and this is not information from the internet, this is from the advisory boards on the Manhattan Bridge: there is a bike tour tomorrow in the morning, and it will use the west side highway in one direction and the FDR drive in the other direction. this tour will have one direction of both of these highways closed until noon. well... I think it will, so be prepared. work the middle rather than the outside of Manhattan... I have my doubts if any of this information is accurate, so as always, it is best to check 1010 wins news, or wcbs 880am, I'm sure they'll tell you if this is happening.
Again I'm so sorry for posting completely false information yesterday, I think this is partly why it's been so long since my last update of this blog, there's no way of knowing this kind of information in advance and preparing for it.
The best way to know about something in advance is through promotional materials, advertising and so on and so on.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Avon walk for breast cancer is also this weekend, and I am not sure if any streets are closed for that. Guests for the walkathon will be staying at the Hilton, and they have shuttle busses that take them to the start of the walk at the 43rd Street Pier on the west side highway (The Circle Line Cruises Pier) AT 4AM. I believe the walk starts later, like 8am. So there may be people all over, but especially the Hilton, perhaps the Sheraton as well? whoever needs to get to 43rd and 12th ave.
The Gay Pride Parade is Sunday, so a good benefit to look for is parties the night before and parties the night after. I think last year the ballroom on 52nd street between 8th ave and broadway had a thing that lasted until 9am, and had people going home to Park Slope and Williamsburg, and upper west side, and greenwich village etc.. on Monday!?? I dunno, but good to look out for such things. the parades and street closures this weekend look horrible though, it seems like it never ends.
So try to make all your money on Friday, and in the nights and early mornings, if you work during the day shift during the weekend, i'd guess it'd be best to work hard before dawn and cut the shift off early before traffic traps you in Manhattan forever.
P.S. Do not wait for ships at the ship terminal. You are wasting your time. do not wait on a taxi line at the Car Wash on the West Side Highway. The police were giving tickets last weekend for standing in a no standing zone. The police were also in countless other places, in the mornings on Sunday especially. Be careful when double parking, and do not block intersections and crosswalks.
Do not pick up people at 7th avenue side of Penn Station from an active lane in the street. You must be on the taxi line to pick-up passengers.
the dispatcher at the train station wants to put people in taxicabs, the police want to give tickets to taxicabs. the two people are working against each other. if I am stopped at a red light at 32nd street and 7th avenue on the far right lane, i lock my doors, i don't care what the dispatcher says, I am not getting a ticket from the police officer hiding between the parked police cars across the street.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
McGuinness Boulevard in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (near the Pulaski Bridge) has become a prime target area for speeding tickets, in both directions. The speed limit is 30. There are undercover vehicles checking you upon approach to and descent from the bridge. It's easy to go 50 or over since it looks and feels like a highway. Don't be fooled.
Friday, January 27, 2012
No other vehicle in the city do I see more commonly missing a functional headlight (and sometimes tail lights) than their patrol cars. This cab was stopped in Chelsea for having a tail light out. I understand it's dangerous not to replace it immediately and I also understand that the ticket is dismissible upon completion of such a task.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
- 5th Avenue between 72nd Street and 79th Street
- 74th Street to 78th Streets 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 11am to 4pm for the Israel Parade as permitted by NYPD.
3rd Avenue between East 14th Street and East 23rd Street: This street will be closed Sunday from 11am to 6pm for the Seafarer’s International House 3rd Avenue Fair as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).
- 38th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 37th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- 36th Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
- Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street
- 27th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South
The above streets will be closed Sunday from 12pm to 3pm as permitted by NYPD.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Annual Tattoo Convention at Roseland Ballroom
(W52 btw 8 & BWY): May 13 - 15
ANNUAL TATTOO CONVENTION @ ROSELAND BALLROOM
Pratt’s 122nd Commencement to be Held on May 16 at Pier 94 in Manhattan. Pratt Institute will honor an expected 1,400 bachelor's and master's degree candidates during its 122nd Commencement at 11 a.m. on May 16 at Pier 94, 775 Twelfth Avenue in New York City.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Street festivals are on the rise. Ninth will close from 57th to 37th for Int'l. Food Fest all weekend coming up.