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  1. Gypsy cab is the word for the black town cars that roam the boroughs looking for people who need a ride. If you are standing at the curb, they might pull up to see if you need a cab.

    In certain parts of the city (the Bronx, parts of Brooklyn, etc.) it is rare to find a yellow cab on duty (unless they just dropped someone off and are headed back to Manhattan), so you need to either call for a car company, or rely on gypsy cabs.

    It is recommended to agree on the price before the ride, since gypsy cab drivers name their own prices as a flat-rate from one destination to the next. Posted by: coast-to-coaster on Nov 14, 2009 (0) (0)
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