An app called Uber is hoping to let you digitally hail and pay for taxis with your smartphone, which could presumably make your life easier if you’re the kind of person who takes cars places. Sounds great, but taxi officials aren’t quite sure if the whole thing is legal yet. Which actually works out in your favor, because while they’re figuring that out, Uber is offering free rides through the app from today through Sept. 11, up to $25. Just download and hail a cab through the app and your ride will be free. Good timing too, seeing as taxi rates just went up this week. [Via Beta Beat]
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In 2017 Brooklyn, the idea of having a relationship with your local beat cop feels definitively foreign: indeed, many people probably don’t even realize they have a neighborhood patrol, let alone what precinct they live in. We often think of cops’ relationships with the communities they police as exploitative, unnecessarily violent, generally problematic and far from […]
Two’s company, but three’s a crowd, unless it’s three people going together to Poughkeepsie, in which case you might need that third person to keep your ex-husband from shimmying down the chimney to get his Oxycontin. Finally, someone is portraying the real millennial Brooklyn. The one that confronts their Oxycontin ex-husband in Poughkeepsie. Allow me […]