DavidHailed in: Upper West Side Hails from: The UK
Sometimes the nice weather we’ve been having helps because people are out in the street later at night. No one wants to take the trains late at night anymore.
Pablo Hailed in: Midtown East Hails from: Mexico
You get a lot more customers when it’s raining or snowing or really cold out. We haven’t had any snow or even much cold this year, so I’m not picking people up immediately after dropping someone off like I might be otherwise. I still get fares, but no one is really screaming their heads off looking for a taxi like other times.
Abdul Hailed at: Port Authority Hails from: Pakistan
The only time it has impacted me is last year when we had those terrible snowstorms and it took so long to get the roads cleared. Obviously I couldn’t get around until that was fixed, though I tried. I made it a few blocks before it just got too bad and I had to turn around. Luckily my space was still there. That was a terrible week. Of course, when the roads did get cleared, a lot of trains were still down, which meant a lot more people were forced to take cabs. That almost made up for the business I lost before.
Derrick Hailed in:Fort Greene Hails from: Seattle
You get more people in the colder months, especially around the holidays because a lot of tourists for some reason want to take a New York City taxi. But they don’t tip much. In the summer people are more open to walking or bikes or whatever. I have a solution for that, though: convertible taxis. Be driven around with the top down! [What would you do during the winter?] Well, yeah. That would fucking suck.