This isn't only in NYC, but last night I got into a cab to get to Chelsea Piers for some range work. I'm on 25th, so I expect the driver to go straight down 25th to 11th ave, nope, the fucker goes down 7th ave and then takes 23rd across town. Traffic is horrendously slow on 23rd with the lights never working out. Jacking up the meter for some more money isn't the issue for me, but rather the extra time and aggravation. I told him that 25th was the way to go and he feigned ignorance. Bastard didn't get a tip from me.