Taxi cabs are a huge industry in New York City, and this is for a good reason. Many people realize that the difficulty of owning and keeping a car in New York can vastly outweigh the luxury of having access to a car. Not only is parking expensive, but the insurance you pay to keep a car on the streets in this city is extremely high due to the large amounts of traffic congestion and the resulting large numbers of incidents that can happen. Not to mention hit-and-runs when you are parked on the street! That’s why many New Yorkers turn to taxis or car services when they want something a little more comfortable and private than the subway, but don’t want to commit to having a car in the city. Everyone knows about NYC yellow taxis, however, in this age of technology, many options have arisen that seem better than gambling on cab fare. Instead of running around during busy times trying to flag down a yellow cab, there are now a number of apps (such as Uber, Lyft, Gett) that you can download directly to your smart phone, allowing you to hail a cab directly to your location, and pay with a card. With these options, time, convenience and safety are maximized, and you can be in control of every detail of your trip! Sign up with Uber and each person in your group can claim a Free first ride!