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How to Flag a Taxi in NYC


Taxis are a great way to get around the city. Never flagged a taxi?

Here are some tips:

  1. Look for the light – if the roof light on top of the cab is lit, the taxi is available for service.
  2. Raise your arm to “flag” the cab, and do your best to make eye contact with the driver.
  3. Be prepared to let the driver know where you’re headed. Landmarks and cross streets are always helpful bits of information to offer, in addition to the address.