or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Reasons why New York Sucks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 379

post #5671 of 11480
What's the issue with Brooklyn for drivers? Crime? Or is it a long drive back with little chance for a fare?
post #5672 of 11480
does anyone here have any experience with relayride.com?

thinking about using it to rent my car out on weekends for some extra cash.
post #5673 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What's the issue with Brooklyn for drivers? Crime? Or is it a long drive back with little chance for a fare?

manhattan is where the good business is. brooklyn/queens you risk driving out there, no local business, and then (i believe) having to pay the $12 or so to re-enter Manhattan.
post #5674 of 11480
No. It is sheer laziness and a stigma.
post #5675 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

manhattan is where the good business is. brooklyn/queens you risk driving out there, no local business, and then (i believe) having to pay the $12 or so to re-enter Manhattan.

Incorrect!

Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No. It is sheer laziness and a stigma.


Correct!
post #5676 of 11480
given the fact that cab drivers have no problem going to the airports, I'm guessing it's not simply "lazy"



in any even, yet another reason to not live in Brooklyn. Going out, overdoing things at 2 AM, then walking outside and raising your hand in the air for a ride right to your door is one of the great things of NYC.
post #5677 of 11480
Thread Starter 
I was just thinking, we really need some more snow.
post #5678 of 11480
The snow has been unbearable, but tonight's has been really pretty. I took a 20 minute walk in the middle of it, and it was very relaxing. No traffic, no sound, no slushy crap. Just a tranquil powder.
post #5679 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

given the fact that cab drivers have no problem going to the airports, I'm guessing it's not simply "lazy"



in any even, yet another reason to not live in Brooklyn. Going out, overdoing things at 2 AM, then walking outside and raising your hand in the air for a ride right to your door is one of the great things of NYC.


Not true.
A cab driver will get a fare back from the airport. They may have to drive back to the city "empty" if they drop someone off in Bklyn/Queens. $52 flat to JFK = $70 with tip both ways from the city. Say $30 bucks to Bklyn...and potentially nothing coming back....
post #5680 of 11480
^ but the person they get at the airport might end up going somewhere in bklyn/queens anyway
post #5681 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


Not true.
A cab driver will get a fare back from the airport. They may have to drive back to the city "empty" if they drop someone off in Bklyn/Queens. $52 flat to JFK = $70 with tip both ways from the city. Say $30 bucks to Bklyn...and potentially nothing coming back....

wasn't that my initial point? Cabs out in Queens or Brooklyn have small chance of return business into Manhattan where the good business is?
post #5682 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wade View Post

^ but the person they get at the airport might end up going somewhere in bklyn/queens anyway

But it is a guaranteed fare back.
post #5683 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

wasn't that my initial point? Cabs out in Queens or Brooklyn have small chance of return business into Manhattan where the good business is?

You know.....I really missed that. My bad....
post #5684 of 11480
shit. it happens.
post #5685 of 11480
I never have a problem catching a cab to Bklyn. I mean....every blue moon a driver may refuse....
But I get in first and then tell them where I am going. And I live right over the bridge so it's not that deep into Bk....
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Reasons why New York Sucks