Using Taxicabs and the Subway in NYC
March 31, 2010 5:57 AM Subscribe
Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube.
posted by ColdChef to travel & transportation around New York, NY (72 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm going to NYC next week and I have an unnatural fear of looking like a hillbilly on his first trip into the "big city" (though this isn't far from the truth). Please share with me some tips on how to navigate the concrete jungle that is New York.
Specifically: how to hail a cab, how to estimate what my trip will cost, do cabs take credit cards (see, I told you. I'm a hayseed!), are there any "unwritten rules" that I should know?
And: what about the subway? Is it polite to give your seat to older people and ladies? Is it required? Are there areas of the subway I should avoid? Should I avoid riding it late at night?
Thanks in advance.