The cabbies that never sleep?
April 13, 2012 8:51 AM   Subscribe

early midtown east NYC cabs?

Leaving NYC filter: are we going to be able to easily hail a cab at 1st ave and 68th early tomorrow morning (4:15) to go to laGuardia or should we arrange something else?
posted by toastchee to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (9 answers total)
I have been able to get cabs at such ungodly hours on 1st when I lived in the mid-80s. You do have to wait a bit sometimes. It may just be easier to do 777 7777, but it does feel virtuous and NYery to get a cab on the street any hour of day like a boss.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:56 AM on April 13, 2012

Should not be an issue.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:04 AM on April 13, 2012

I'd leave myself an extra 20 minutes or so just in case, since catching a flight is presumably involved.
posted by elizardbits at 9:05 AM on April 13, 2012

Many bars close at 4, I am sure there will be a good number of cabs cruising at that time looking to bring drunk people home.
posted by coupdefoudre at 10:09 AM on April 13, 2012

You're in Midtown. You can pretty much assume you can hail a cab. I've gotten a (yellow) cab out of Queens at that hour, even; you should be more than fine.
posted by dekathelon at 10:20 AM on April 13, 2012

I live between 1st and 2nd avenue in the east 50's. At any hour I find walking to 2nd avenue presents a far better selection of available cabs given the higher foot traffic and more bars/restaurants. You should have no problem.

1st avenue tends to have more off-duty cabs returning home and can be frustrating at times.
posted by jameslavelle3 at 10:51 AM on April 13, 2012 [1 favorite]

No need to leave extra time. You shouldn't have a problem hailing a cab, and getting to LGA at that time is really quick. I took one around 5am a few weeks ago from the W 60s and it was around 20 minutes. Also, if you take the Queensboro Bridge you don't have to pay a toll.

If you're worried about it though, Carmel comes out to roughly the same cost when you use their online coupon.
posted by melissasaurus at 12:22 PM on April 13, 2012

when I lived in the mid-80s.

(If this wasn't clear, I used to live on 84th st.; I wasn't talking about the 1980s!)
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:18 PM on April 13, 2012

Wow... lots of good feedback. Hello everybody near me!
posted by toastchee at 4:16 PM on April 13, 2012

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