youngRJ1 saidI could attest to this. Was in NYC last week and almost every other car was an UBER. Cars have a plastic sign on their window that says "UBER." Super convenient too, BUT some Uber drivers will try to scam you.
As soon as I got of my flight, I saw an Uber driver trying to score a passenger. I asked how much? He said $65! To go from La Gaurdia to Morningside Area. Luckily I researched before hand and got an estimate for that distance. Payed less than half of $65. Just be careful do your research to see how much it's actually going to cost you.
What? So, Uber isn't just for people who have smart phones? They pick up people like cabs do? Wow, that's effed up.
I say that's effed up because I thought Yellow cab drivers had it hard enough--now they have competition from people with lower start up costs.
I remember when I was on Park Avenue one time leaving work and a black car asked me if I wanted a ride. No, I didn't need a black Lincoln Town Car to bring me to the 50th Street Lexington Ave. subway stop.
So, now there are:
and uber cars of every make and model?
Back in 2008, in Queens, we used to call car services.
After I left, a friend told me there were brown cabs? I thought for sure he said the outer boroughs finally were getting taxis in addition to car services.
I don't know what he meant by brown cabs, but to be able to catch a car with the ease of being in Manhattan when you're in an outer-borough, is NICE.
So, I wonder if Uber put the outerborough car services out of business.
I remember a couple of times when the subways weren't working, we struggled to hitch rides, share cars, etc. One time I caught a ride with a lady who did nails in Chelsea. On the way home, I shared a car to Penn Station and took the LIRR home.