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]
On a sweltering Labor Day in a summer that seems to only be getting started, politicians and dancers alike waved and shimmied their way across Eastern Parkway for the annual West Indian Day Parade (a special kudos to gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout for her standout dance skills). With piña coladas and nutcrackers in hand, the […]
Damn, it’s September already, which unfortunately means the summer is coming to a close and the return to a depressing life of sweatshirts and flannels and bundling up. Let’s not focus on that though. Let’s focus on squeezing the last bit of life out of this summer, which lasts until September 21, and enjoy it […]
Ride Brooklyn is having a sale on bikes, along with clothing, gear, parts and wheels at its two locations: Williamsburg and Park Slope. Mention Brokelyn for added savings on clothing and accessories.