CraigglesofDoom presents us with today's mystery: What was a New York City cab doing in the South End today?
Might be the only car this person owns.
Thinking about the fare was funnier. I'd think that taking the lucky star would be a better deal though - unless he can write off the travel on his taxes since it's a taxi.
It's not the first time I've seen a NYC cab in Boston over Thanksgiving weekend.
Ed Gryzb spots one on his block.
Betcha it's stolen.
Hopefully they brought enough cash since the credit card machine won't be working when they reach their destination here!
Duhhhh? Are twitter kids born naive or do they just get that way?
Hey, it's happened. Granted, almost never, but still.
It's happened more recently as well - I dare say there was probably more than this one post-Sandy case.
Give the MBTA their logo back!
For decades, NYC taxis had the fare printed on the doors.
Who's the idiot graphic designer who thought it would be better to replace it with a tiny picture of someone hailing a cab, and the text "Metered fare, Flat fare to JFK"?
anything but a Bloomberg NYC taxi. Can you imagine a Boston taxi in that condition.
That is not the color of the T logo. The MBTA T logo is a black T with a white background.
they charge you a flat rate, probably $575 max.
Boston has a flat rate book which you can Google and look up any community in Massachusetts and major cities in the Northeast (complete with directions). If it was a Boston cab going to NYC, the fare would be $700.80. For NYC, long distance fares are negotiable, but this should give you an idea of what's expected.
With an 8-10 hour round trip, would that $700 compare favorably with a standard shift - with potentially less hassle?
As the woman in the above cited article mentioned, she talked religion and philosophy with the cabbie during their drive.
I'd imagine that it'd be pretty comparable.