Hailed in: Times Square
Hails from: Queens
It wasn’t so bad for me. People were pissed off that I was picking up multiple people, but we were all pissed off for all kinds of reasons. I’ve spent most of this week working. I go home at night, sleep for like three hours, get back in the cab. I’m buying gas out of my neighbors’ cars, sucking it out with a hose. This shit is crazy.
Hailed on: Atlantic Avenue
Hails from: Turkey
I stayed out of it for Sunday and Monday. I was worried about my car; I kept checking to see if it was damaged. It’s always hard to find a parking spot where I live, but it is very, very hard to find one where your car isn’t under a tree. There was some flooding in my area but nothing too bad. Not compared to other areas. My car was fine and it didn’t take long until the roads were clear enough. The big thing now is traffic. You would not believe how bad the traffic has gotten. I have never seen so many cars. It took two hours just to go 20 blocks.
Hailed on: Flatbush Avenue
Hails from: New Jersey
My god, it was terrible. First there were no customers, then it’s so crowded you can’t move. And now there’s no gas anywhere. Not in Brooklyn, not in Manhattan. Some guys are going out of the city to find it but they’re not finding it there either. You have to go so far outside the city that you use it all just coming back. That’s a nightmare. If I could fuel up I’d be making pretty good money but right now we’re all just sitting on bricks. I think Bloomberg did a good job, but Jesus. That Sandy was a motherfucker.