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Taxis To Potentially Tax Your Wallet/Plans Even More

Just in time for that part of the year during which we’ll all adamantly swear we’re going to leave 1020 and go downtown tonight, for real, the NYT is reporting that the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal to raise taxi fares as much as 20 percent. To put this into perspective, if […]

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Don’t Hail That Cab Just Yet

Hooray! [Some of ] You are done with finals. So what’s next? Before you cram all of your belongings into an unreasonable number of suitcases and ship home for the holidays to bask in the glory of parental bickering and endless free food, Bwog has a few simple reminders for you. Use Carsplit to save […]

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Bwoglines: Topical Edition

The Times takes a look at the reaction to bin Laden’s death on college campuses across the country, inquiring into “Millennial” generation identities along the way. Jon Lee Anderson compares bin Laden’s secretive killing and burial to those of another charismatic enemy of the state, Che Guevara. (New Yorker) Finals are making you miserable and […]

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Car Accident at 120th and Broadway

Earlier this morning, a taxi cab flipped over on 120th and Broadway. It is appears that a red Volvo attempted to make an illegal turn, causing the cab to stop short and flip on its side. A tipster informs us that the cab was attempting to make a left during a red light, which caused […]

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Bwoglines: Plans for the Future Edition

One Oxford academic plans to live the rest of his life like a grad student. And he thinks you can, too. (Slate) New York City is looking for the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The New Yorker has a few suggestions. We are constantly thinking about the future–planning for it, making guesses about it, trying to make […]

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Bwoglines: The Day BOO-fore Halloween

More than half of Manhattan residents are single and live alone; evidently they think it’s really cool. (NY Post) City Councilman Robert Jackson is unstoppable, unstoppable. (Spec) Taxi fares will be increased by 50 cents this Sunday. (NY1) The New York State Police launches its annual “Pumpkin Patrols,” bringing some much needed zaniness to the […]

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Near-Death and Devastation (Slightly) to the East

    Tipsters alerted us to a New York Times report of two automobile accidents on Friday, one of which took place on 106th and Amsterdam.  According to the Times, “a taxi, apparently rammed from behind by a silver Hyundai, jumped onto a sidewalk” and “slammed into the window of Mama’s Pizzeria.”  Fortunately, the collision […]

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Your Non-Existent Downtown Trips Could Soon Be Cheaper

Yes, subways may always be cheaper than cabs. And sure, you may not venture south of 108th again until after exams (you Philistine, etc.). Nevertheless, for Columbia students’ (and their relatives’) future transportation emergencies, Bwog applauds the Bloomberg administration’s proposal for a permanent cabsharing system.  The proposal, first mentioned in Bloomberg’s state of the city […]

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Taxi Explodes Outside East Campus

Smoke, heroism and disappointment cloud EC and its environs! Eyewitness report from Bwogger John Klopfer: “Minutes ago, outside of the Center for Career Education on Morningside Drive, a loud whoomph was heard and the smell of gas filled the Columbia University Tutoring and Translating Agency. Alarmed students poured out of its offices as flames shot […]

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