Three men arrested for counterfeit auto parts after FBI raids in Queens, New Jersey
Police Angy Altamirano 2/20/2013 at 3:44PM

Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges of selling counterfeit automotive parts to repair shops, after federal agents raided several locations including a warehouse in Astoria, said the FBI. The parts were made to appear as though they were from official automotive companies and sold to repair shops including those that service yellow city taxis. [...]

Taxi fares to increase this fall
Taxi fares to increase this fall
News Billy Rennison 7/12/2012 at 4:40PM

Passengers will be dishing out more green in yellow taxis come September. The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) today approved rate hikes in city cabs by a 6-2 vote with one abstention. It is the first increase in six years. A ride will cost passengers approximately 17 percent more after the increase, the TLC estimates. [...]

New apple green taxis unveiled by mayor
New apple green taxis unveiled by mayor
News Billy Rennison 4/30/2012 at 9:46AM

The new color for the fleet of liveries that can pick up street hails has been unveiled and is fitting for a city called the “Big Apple.” Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new color — apple green — with Taxi and Limousine Commission Chairman and Commissioner David S. Yassky at City Hall plaza on Sunday, [...]

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Court allows outer borough taxi plan to roll on
News Billy Rennison 3/28/2012 at 12:29PM

In a decision the city “hailed” as a victory, a federal court recently ruled to allow a controversial taxi reform plan to roll on. The ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay after a December decision found the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) fleet discriminated against people [...]

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth
News Jay Lane 12/21/2011 at 9:00AM

Slay-suicide horror in Maspeth A woman died yesterday after her boyfriend slashed her throat in their Maspeth apartment, stabbed her stepson, then jumped in front of an LIRR train, authorities said. Maureen Biermann, 43, died at Wyckoff Heights Hospital. Her attacker, James Peck, 33, died on the tracks. Biermann’s stepson, 22, was in stable condition. [...]

Taxi gab: Governor in talks to resolve cab issue
News Steve Mosco 12/14/2011 at 2:33PM

It’s a hail storm in the city, as Mayor Michael Bloomberg urges Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill into law that would grant taxi service to the outer boroughs. The plan, which passed the legislature in June, would allow livery drivers to pick up passengers in northern Manhattan, as well as the other four [...]

It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
News Billy Rennison 9/27/2011 at 8:38PM

Opposing factions of cab drivers are trying to make their case before the new street hail legislation reaches Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk. The city plans on issuing 30,000 new street hail permits that will allow liveries to pick up passengers in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs if the measure passes. Members of the Livery [...]