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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Yellow Cab, Under Snow

Taxi, nyc
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

We're climbing out from under a bunch of snow, in New York. Overnight, about 8 inches or so came down in our neighborhood. The entire northeast was snowed under and we escaped the worst of the storm.

You rarely see cabs parked overnight, since the medallions cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each. Recently, medallions have been sold for over a million dollars (!!). The cars are driven almost 24/7, as a result.

This cab is a hybrid. I've been told by cabbies that hybrids are better on fuel usage but the repair costs are very expensive. And since the cars are driven constantly, it's not a good thing to own a hybrid cab.

I've been in a hybrid cab before and immediately knew it was a hybrid because it didn't vibrate when we stopped for a red light. At slower speeds, hybrid vehicles run on electric energy generated by their own movement, rather than gasoline.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Related posts: Portrait of a Cab Driver, on Fifth Avenue, The View, from the Back of a Cab, and Cabs Galore, on Lexington.


Andy said...

I have only been to New York City once and never saw a yellow cab parked.

biebkriebels said...

Love to see the snow, it is exciting.

s.c said...

That's an interesting story about the NY taxi's. Indeed now I think about it I never saw one parked. Only a very large lot on a parking place once with fences around. Must have been from a taxi company.

dianasfaria.com said...

the hybrids are much quieter too, which is nice. glad you didn't get too much snow!
; )

Banjo52 said...

Interesting info! Thanks.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Fabulous shot Kitty - and interesting bits about the cabs.