Bronx - Photo #909

A Boro Taxi. In the early 1970s when I drove a yellow cab out of a Bronx garage, all the drivers headed straight for Manhattan. I was the only yellow cab driver who always tried to stay in the Bronx all day. The people were much nicer and the streets less congested. Every time I picked somebody up they were amazed; a yellow cab had never stopped for them before. Now 40 years later, NYC finally faced reality – i.e. that yellow cab drivers will never serve the Bronx or any other part of the city not inhabited by Masters of the Universe – and so created a new kind of metered taxi licensed for street hails anywhere except in Manhattan (south of West 110th Street and East 96th Street) or at the airports, the areas favored by yellow cabs: the “apple green” Boro Taxi.