Car-service price check: Bed-Stuy

In case you don't find this beaut to take you home, you've got a few options. Photo from NewYorkShitty.

In case you don't find this beaut for your trip, you've got a few options. Photo from NewYorkShitty.

This week, our roving car-service eye honed in on Bedford-Stuyvesant. The rates here are pretty steady for the different companies, aside from some JFK-bound spikes and dips. Also, unlike car services in some of Brooklyn’s other parts, Bed-Stuy’s companies seem particularly averse to pets and car seats.

We gave the hypothetical starting point of Classon Ave. and Lafayette Ave. and asked for quotes to the following three destinations: 1) Bedford Ave. and N. 12th St. in Williamsburg, 2) Surf Av.e and W. 8th St. in Coney Island and 3) JFK Airport.

We called each car service within a 20-minute span on an early weekday afternoon, and we also compared rates with those of a metered yellow cab. Here’s what we found.

Allo Taxi, 741 Myrtle Avenue, 347-240-3678‎
Williamsburg: $11
Coney Island: $30
JFK: $35
Wait time: 5 min.
Credit card: Yes
Pets: Yes, but carrying case preferred
Car seats: Yes, no extra charge. But only for toddlers up to 3 yrs old

Black Pearl‎, 474 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, 718-773-0020‎
Williamsburg: $11
Coney Island: $26
JFK: $35
Wait time: 5 min.
Credit card: Yes
Pets: Yes, but only in carrying case
Car seats: Must provide your own

Freedom Limo & Car Services, 104 Ralph Avenue, 718-452-5400‎
Williamsburg: $12
Coney Island: $28
JFK: $30
Wait time: 5 min.
Credit Card: Yes
Pets: Yes
Car seats: Must provide your own

New Bell Car Services, 640 Myrtle Avenue, 718-230-4499
Williamsburg: $13
Coney Island: $30
JFK: $38
Wait time: 5 min.
Credit card: Yes, but extra charge depending on destination
Pets: No
Car seats: Must provide your own

United Express Car & Limo Services, 1025 Atlantic Avenue, 718-399-3939‎
Williamsburg: $13
Coney Island: $30
JFK: $30
Wait time: 5 min.
Credit card: No
Pets: Yes, but tell them beforehand
Car seats: Must bring your own

Yellow cab (price includes 15% tip)
Williamsburg: approx $12
Coney Island: approx $48 (via BQE to the Belt Pkwy)
JFK: approx $52 (via BQE to LIE to Van Wyck)

Although not the cheapest fare to JFK, Black Pearl offers the cheapest rates to Williamsburg ($11) and Coney Island ($26). Freedom Limo & Car Services and United Express Car & Limo Services offer the cheapest fare to JFK at $30.

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