New York Yellow Taxi
An early electric hansom taxicab on a New York City street, circa 1900. The Electric Carriage and Wagon Company, the first taxicab company in New York City, began operating 12 electric hansom cabs in July 1897—a time when city traffic was overwhelmingly of the horse-drawn variety.Nathan Lazarnick—George Eastman House/Getty Images
New York Yellow Taxi
New York Yellow Cab
New York Taxi 1936
The new model taxi cab from Chevrolet is shown in New York City, May 17, 1950. The Taxicab bureau is prepared to buy up to 1,400 of the Chevrolets to replace the larger and more expensive cabs now on the streets. (AP Photo/Carl Nesensohn)
New York Taxi Cab 1970
NYC Taxi Cab 1970
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 01: A gas-electric hybrid taxi cab drives on a street March 1, 2011 in New York City. The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal in a case that ends New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's four-year fight to force the yellow-taxi industry in New York to fully replace its 13,000 vehicles with gas-electric hybrids. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - UNSPECIFIED DATE: In this handout image provided by the City of New York, a Nissan NV200 is seen as a New York City taxi cab in New York City. The Taxi and Limousine Commission along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg annouced the Nissan NV200 designed by Nissan North America, Inc., has been chosen as the winner of the Taxi of Tomorrow competition and will become the City’s exclusive taxicab for a decade. (Photo by City of New York via Getty Images)
An early electric hansom taxicab on a New York City street, circa 1900. The Electric Carriage and Wagon Company, the fir
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A Brief History of New York City Taxicabs

Sep 02, 2015
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