The city unveiled its new line of outerborough taxis, which are green—in contrast to Manhattan's (and the rest of the world's?) iconic yellow.
WNYC reported a range of reactions:
The mayor called the vibrant shade “attractive” and “distinctive” adding, “It’s easy on the eyes and easy to pick out from a distance in traffic and that's going to help customers.”
“I think that green matches the leafier nature of the boroughs, as opposed the office towers of midtown,” said [the TLC Commissioner] ...
“It's ok. It doesn't look like a cab,” said [one 38-year-old onlooker] as his daughter chimed in, “It looks booger-colored.”
Taiwo Whetstone, 30, gasped at the green hue. “Oh, my! That's really bright. Bright green. I mean it seems like the Brooklyn version of a taxi cab,”
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