Category Archives: Livery town car drivers

Letter: Illegal town cars block disabled access to bus stop on Vesey Street

March 12, 2014- Letter to Editor by David Feldman The problems (that BP.TV wrote about) persist. A dispatcher, wearing a bright orange vest is positioned just past the bus stop on Vesey Street. His job is to guide vehicles, and … Continue reading

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The reason deadly cab drivers keep their TLC licenses

February 10, 2014- The WSJ reports that New York State and City have very narrow definitions of vehicular homicide, including only people driving while drink or on drugs. Therefore, many dangerous drivers with past histories of deadly crashes continue to … Continue reading

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An extremely illegal taxi line on Vesey Street

Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

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Illegal town cars are out of control on Vesey Street

January 27, 2014- I was walking into the WFC when I heard a woman at the bus stop say “Officer, officer, these cars are blocking the bus stop. I have to go into the middle of the street to get … Continue reading

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Brand new Goldman Sachs MD’s cause SUVs to illegally block North End Ave

January 8, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The chronic problem of the Conrad Hotel allowing large groups using the hotel to have their transportation illegally park on North End Avenue was in rare form tonight. The entire strip between … Continue reading

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PEP now suddenly refusing to remove tour buses

October 5, 2013- By Steven E. Greer Illegally parked tour buses is a major concern for Battery Park City residents. The Community Board and local Park Enforcement Patrol (PEP) have been willing to assist in eradicating the buses. Suddenly, for … Continue reading

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Illegal livery cabs make threats against new green cabs

November 25, 2013- BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the illegal livery cab problem that plagues Vesey Street, North End Avenue, and the residential streets in South BPC. The drivers have become increasingly violent. Related, the NY Post is reporting, “Illegal … Continue reading

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Livery cab driver busted for stealing credit cards of drunk passengers

November 25, 2013- The NY Post reports, “A crooked livery cabby was busted for pulling a credit-card switcheroo on his fares, often while they were drunk, and then using the stolen cards to pilfer thousands of dollars from their accounts, … Continue reading

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The new outer-borough green cabs are a hit

November 12, 2013- Livery cabs are out of control, hustling people for cash fares anywhere a corporate tower is located. In an effort to get the chaos under control, and also compete with the companies that own the taxi medallions … Continue reading

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TLC undercover sting arrests livery cab drivers on North End Avenue

May 1, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Perhaps caused in part by BatteryPark.TV reporting and our communications with Deputy Commissioner of the TLC, Ray Scanlon, undercover TLC officers made arrests of livery cab drivers (in the black town cars) on … Continue reading

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Illegal taxi lineup forms all around Goldman Sachs

October 30, 2013- Video of the total congestion on Murray Street caused by livery cabs parking in the left driving lane. October 4, 2013- The lineup of illegally parked livery cabs and yellow taxis is now officially out of control, … Continue reading

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Livery cab steals $1,000 from Ritz-Carlton Downtown guest

October 10, 2013- DNAinfo is reporting that a livery cab driver stole $1,000 from a passenger he was driving to the Downtown Ritz-Carlton. BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the problem of livery cabs loitering on residential streets waiting for corporate … Continue reading

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A good day for the hood: NYPD ticket tour bus

September 8, 2013- In a major development, the actual NYPD ticketed a tour bus today. Normally, the local PEP office has to be called, with no penalty to the driver. Occasionally, the TLC will send enforcement agents, but the NYPD … Continue reading

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Conrad Hotel causes resurgence of tour bus problem

September 2, 2013- By Steven E. Greer The problem of tour buses illegally parking on North End Avenue has returned, after a community effort had eradicated the scourge. The Conrad Hotel is the reason. Junior front desk “managers” are belligerently … Continue reading

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Town cars block all yellow taxis from Gateway taxi line

July 23, 2013- Perhaps as a result of recent court rulings allowing the Bloomberg administration plan to proceed, which allows livery cabs to behave more like yellow taxis, the taxi lineup by the Gateway Plaza entrance is not completely occupied … Continue reading

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Goldman alley infiltrated with livery cab drivers soliciting pedestrians

  Update February 24, 2013 We have learned that Goldman Sachs is no longer allowing liver cab solicitations on their property, which is the north side of Vesey. This is a result of our reporting, below. (Note the street completely … Continue reading

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A remarkable community collaborative effort deals with the tour bus and livery cab problems

May 15, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD Due to policy decisions at City Hall beyond the scope if this report that freed up town car and SUV livery cabs to solicit cash fares more like a yellow cab, the streets … Continue reading

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A new annual nightmare for North BPC: UN Week at the Conrad Hotel

September 25, 2012 By Steven E. Greer Since 2001, the Ritz Carleton in the southernmost portion of Battery Park City (BPC) has been the preferred residence of the visiting United Nations diplomats. With the opening of the Conrad Hotel this … Continue reading

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Uber car service could make yellow cabs and livery town cars obsolete

August 15, 2012  By Steven Greer We tried the Uber car service and highly recommend it. Anyone with a smart phone can click a button and the nearest town car, Mercedes, or SUV arrives. The drivers are tracked with customer … Continue reading

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Bloomberg’s battle to create more taxi medallions is rebuffed by the courts

June 2, 2012 By Steven Greer The out of control livery cabs that have plagued the streets on New York City are the byproduct of the battle between Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and the powerful companies that own the existing medallions. … Continue reading

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PEP ticket town cars

April 17, 2012 With the cooperation of the city and private industry in the area, the problem of harassing town cars that have infiltrated BPC is waning, for the time being. However, the battle is far from over. PEP officer … Continue reading

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Livery “town car” drivers can often be dangerous criminals

March 29, 2012  By Steven Greer, MD BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the growing problem in our neighborhood of drivers of livery cab town cars illegally parking in residential Battery Park and illegally soliciting fares. In one story, a driver … Continue reading

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Illegal livery cabs halt traffic on Vesey Street

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Livery cab town car driver sleeping in car loitering

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BatteryPark.TV gets results: PEPs address several problems

March 25, 2012 In collaboration with BatteryPark.TV, the park ranger PEPs have been effectively dealing with several problems plaguing the area. PEP Captain Falcon wrote: Dear Sir, We thank you for your email regarding noise/dog barking. We expect you may … Continue reading

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Why illegal town cars have invaded New York City

March 17, 2012  By Steven Greer BatteryPark.TV has reported on the growing problem of town cars acting as taxis, illegally soliciting fares by hustling pedestrians on Vesey Street, blocking the street. This problem is rampant all over Manhattan. In fact, … Continue reading

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Vesey Street blocked by illegal town cars

BatteryPark.TV previously reported on the problem of “town car” taxi drivers harassing sidewalk pedestrians crossing Vesey Street between Goldman Sachs and the WFC. The problem has worsened to the point that the entire Vesey Street is now blocked due to … Continue reading

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