The situations where we can actually justify taking cabs are few and far between: when you’re with your friends who are rich and lazy enough to offer to pay for the whole thing; when you’re running more than just New-York late for a show; when you’re making out with a girl in a bar and need to get home before too much sobering up happens; goddamn Bushwick, and so forth. This is because not taking the subway seems like an ungrateful affront to all the wonderful progress of urban living, akin to buying bottled water when the NYC tap version is some of the best in the world or ordering Papa John’s instead of going to any of the 20,000 actual pizzerias on your block
But this is some news that might have us forever clutching the subway poles, even well into 4am. The Taxi and Limousine Commission wants to raise the taxi rates for the first time since 2006 to account for rising gas prices, which could mean as much as 20 percent more for cab rides, Crain’s reports.
The commission will consider the increase next week, but we’re sure it’s inevitable. Which means, damnit G train, we just can’t quit you.
So let’s hear your thoughts: when and how often do you take a cab? Do you feel guilty doing it? We have a friend whose sister refuses to ever take the subway, instead taking a car to work every day, like she’s the president of earth or something. She also lives in Manhattan.