You’ll know you’re a real New Yorker when, in a cab, you have completed the below checklist:
– repeated your destination address 8 times before your cabbie gets it
– argued (fiercely) with your driver about the less-desired route he just took
– cursed all cabbies who, at 4 pm during the shift change, refuse to take you because they are not going in your direction
– got (surprinsingly quickly) intimate and discovered the incredible lives of your cabbies: an unhappy arranged marriage in India, a misguided business venture in Senegal, a fresh start after winning the green card lottery and leaving everything behind in Egypt… there are some astonishing life stories out there!
If the “yellow cab” remains one of the symbols of the city, it has nevertheless lost its position in the transportation monopoly. A multitude of ride services has emerged in NY. No need to introduce Uber or Lyft. But have you heard about the newbie: Via?
Via is a $5 (in pre-paid mode) shared-ride service that will take you from point A to point B in New York as long as you stay between 14th and 110th Street. You read correctly: $5 to go from Chelsea Market to the Guggenheim Museum comfortably seated in the back of a big black SUV. Depending on the time of the day, there may be other passengers, but most of the time you are alone.
What are you waiting for… download the app!
$5 ride anywhere within 14th and 110th Street
Ride weekdays, from 6:30am to 9pm