|As a licensed New York City Taxi Driver who also is approved as an Official NYC Tour Guide, I come in contact with New Yorkers, people from many States and from the rest of the world. These are the True Tales that they are talking about in my Yellow Mobile Conveyance Lounge.
For those folk who don’t have time for a full day tour, please ask about my new half day tour. See my tour page.
Moving to NYC? Take one of my get acquainted tours to find your apartment or house.
Also, ask me about my newest tour, which I call “Cinema.” Pick your favorite NYC location movie and we will explore the actual scene sights together. How about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or maybe “Ghostbusters.”
Or, you can take the tour “A Day with Al Capone” where we spend the day seeing where he whacked people and conducted his business.
Also, ask me about picking you up at the end of your ship cruise, give you a tour and take you to the airport so you can fly home.
Pressed for time? Ask me about my half day tours.. Ideal, if you are thinking of moving to NYC and would like to just see some residential neighborhoods.
Special attention to the kiddies, the elderly and the special needs folks.
Take a look at 1911, the year I was born. (only kidding)
||I have done hundreds of radio interviews for radio stations, including the BBC and most national and international outlets. I have decided to turn them into podcasts for your listening enjoyment. Visit this podcast site and return to it frequently so you can hear the interviews I am adding.
You can also visit my cinema.
**** Measles are considered among the most contagious viruses in the world. Unlike influenza pathogens, which spread when a person sneezes or coughs, but then fall, the measles virus remains suspended in the air, “like really light dust particles,” allowing the pathogens to linger and float for up to two hours. There is an epidemic in the Orthodox Jewish community where the epidemic is most concentrated, and the most powerful four Jewish leaders are doing nothing to convince people to take the immunizations which are readily available. Their silence is much discussed in the back of the hack.
**** The Big Apple isn’t as big as it used to be. New York City is hemorrhaging residents, losing about 40,000 people last year. The exodus brought the overall population of the five boroughs to about to 8.4 million. However, 60 million tourists a year, so it is a nice place to visit, but you would not want to live here, maybe.
**** Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds of thousands of illegal prescriptions. Sixty doctors were accused of illegally prescribing opioid drugs in exchange for cash and sexual favors in the rural, mountainous region. In NYC many doctors also have diarrhea of the prescription blank. Not so rural here.
**** Delta will begin retrofitting its fleet of Airbus A320 planes to reduce the amount of recline on seats in economy and first class. Once the two-month process is completed on all 62 of Delta’s A320s, economy-class seats will recline just two inches instead of four inches. Recline in first class seats will be cut from five inches down to three and a half inches. The seats are manufactured by the seven dwarfs.
**** Passengers in the back of the hack going to one of our airports indicate they are not flying a Boeing plane if they can help it. Here is one Boeing’s planes as it landed in Ethiopia.
**** New York City taxpayers spent a whopping $230 million to pay off 6,472 lawsuits settled against the NYPD in the last fiscal year, according to an annual report released Monday by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. Roughly $108 million was related to allegations of police misconduct like false arrests and excessive force, more than doubling the $48 million paid out for such issues a decade ago. Get rid of the bad cops, no more donuts.
**** April 15 was the day that everyone was supposed to pay their income tax. More New Yorkers filed for an extension than any previous year. I filed my return and it turns out that I paid more money than Amazon.
**** A middle-income apartment building property is installing facial recognition technology as a means of access. It would feature “an encrypted reference file” that is “only usable in conjunction with the proprietary algorithm software of the system,” in a predictably failed effort to mitigate concerns about privacy. It is a first and it has been named “big brother.” The next step is to tap all the phone lines in the building, I guess.
**** Citi Bike is temporarily pulling its pedal-assist fleet from service in New York City over problems with the bikes’ front brakes. The bike share operator, made the decision out of an “abundance of caution” after receiving “a large number of reports from riders who experienced stronger than the expected braking force on the front wheel” Folks riding a bike on the streets of New York are generally called “organ donors” by vehicle drivers.
**** In one of the quirkier aspects of the legal system, when illegal immigrants in New York City are charged but they don’t reveal their identity, they are listed in court records as “Fnu Lnu,” shorthand for “First name unknown, Last name unknown.” Some say New York is a sanctuary city. Nonsense. It is a sanctuary for hiring the illegals at slave wages.
**** Celebrity Sighting. Tom Brokow used to be a TV somebody. Now, he is a schmootz.
**** NYC has just ended plastic bags. I have been giving canvas bags to my tourists for years. Pay for the postage and I will send you one.
****TV THEME (can you guess what show this music came from? AUDIO
****AND THAT NEAT MOVIE HOUSE ALWAYS SHOWED A DOUBLE FEATURE AND HERE WE ARE WITH A SECOND FLICK. This is a trip around the city in the famous yellow mobile conveyance lounge.
**** Hear what some happy tourists had to say about my tours, just go AUDIO
**** Here is an interview I did with a tourist and it was presented on radio 702 in South Africa. from time to time, i do this and the tourist gets to be famous. The radio stations love this feature for their listeners. AUDIO
**** To hear broadcast spots about some of the places where folks are taken to, listen to these commercials that were created for a “visit new york city promotion” at SPOTS
****Please note that I encourage folks planning on coming to NYC to write to me for some advice. Beware the online trip advising sites that are written mainly by public relations people to promote their clients’ services. Many of the restaurants that they tout have numerous health violations and you can always ask me about that. I do not “rate” things, but I sure can tell you if your choices (including hotels and attractions) are wise ones.
**** LISTEN TO THE LATEST VERSION OF “NEW YORK, NEW YORK..it is written and sung by Jack Servello LISTEN
**** AND ON THE FLIP SIDE..this is an intro promotion made by the folks at chnl in Kamloops, British Columbia. LISTEN
**** AND ON THE FLIP FLIP SIDE..this is an intro promotion made by the folks at southside radio in the united kingdom. LISTEN
**** Please go to this link to see Lalina Franklin for the American heart association. RED ( Forward the link to all the ladies you know, since this heart thing is now the number one killer of ladies. The first sign a lady gets of heart problem is death.)