The legislation is the latest attempt at making taxis more accessible to Upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
The city has proposed altering a 181st St. taxi stand, but many locals never knew it was there in the first place.
Livery drivers descended on City Hall to demand that they be allowed to continue to serve the city.
Cabbies said the city's crack down on illegal street is unfair, and also attacked new plan for metered cabs uptown.
Witnesses said a SUV hit a taxi, which propelled into another cab at West 56th Street and Broadway.
Driver and 2 passengers hospitalized after crash at CPW and W. 96th Street
Residents say their block has been besieged by the shrill sound of whistles blown by bellhops at the Midtown hotel.
The council voted Wednesday to increase the fines for hacks who refuse rides and overcharge.
Uber, a car dispatch service, allows users to hail, track, and pay for cab service with their phones.
The Taxi Workers Alliance wants to raise the per-mile fare from $2 to $2.50 Wednesday.
The city couldn't gain support for the plan that would have allowed residents to hail livery cabs from the street.
A cab driver reportedly claims that four FDNY officers in dress uniform punched him, spat on him and stole his jacket.
Three men were allegedly mowed down by a taxi Sunday after the driver refused to take them to the Bronx, police said.
People who forget things in taxis can now use the cab's medallion number to find their property.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the city to force taxi companies to buy more fuel-efficient cars.
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