The Complete Guide to Hailing a Cab in NYC

DO Be White

Yeah, we went there. Cab drivers ignoring people of color is an unfortunate stereotype, but it's one of those unfortunate stereotypes that unfortunately happens to be true. (Not all of the time, but a good rule of thumb is to add five minutes to your hailing time for every state you'd be uncomfortable to drive through by yourself.)

When Eddie Murphy was just nineteen and already making waves on Saturday Night Live, he needed a white staffer to come down to Rockefeller Plaza and hail a taxi for him. Now he's a legendary, multi-millionaire, Oscar-nominated pop culture superstar, and he still has to resort to the Sexy Leg and hope for the best.

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