|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 iTunes podcast site and return to it frequently so you can hear the interviews I am adding.
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My pontifications are at blog
**** New York City’s plan is to relocate the horse carriages and their drivers inside Central Park and away from spots along 59th Street that they’ve occupied for decades. Now, no one will be able to find them.
**** The City Council is scheduled to discuss a bill that would prohibit cashless retail in New York City. A group of non-banked parents and their children plan to flood stores, which do not accept cash. As more and more businesses in areas around the city go cashless, Council members introduced a bill to prohibit cashless retail and restaurant transactions. “Your money is no good here and that means really no good here.”
**** Now that we got the trial of el Chapo out of the way, crime has been eliminated on the streets of New York City. Go to Blog.
**** Amazon’s plan to build a sprawling complex in Queens in return for nearly $3 billion in government incentives has sunk. If Amazon hadn’t pulled out of the deal, this would have given landlords the opportunity to start raising the rents in the area. Owners of grocery stores and vegetable stands were salivating over how they could increase their prices. Parking garage owners with visions of increased profits were almost dancing in the streets. It is a neighborhood that would have needed a great many more taxis and the drivers could have gouged the passengers. Shucks.
**** Westminster Dog Show: Wire fox terrier called King named best in show. A wire fox terrier from Brazil who’s won big in Europe became America’s top dog, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and popular Sussex spaniel There is no prize money for the win. Besides a shiny silver bowl, the reward comes in lucrative breeding rights and a lifetime of bragging rights. A dog destined for a life of sex and more sex and more sex.
**** “This Black Face Paint Makeup serves as the foundation for your fantastic look.” The firm cream makeup can be applied with the included applicator or with your fingers. “Easily washes off with warm soapy water.” Hard to believe they still sell this stuff.
**** Valentine’s Day, the most couple-oriented dining occasion of the year, New York restaurants were rearranging their tables making room for patrons dining just as a couple. Don’t bring the kiddies.
**** The NYPD has sent a cease-and-desist letter that demands removal of drunk driving checkpoints on the traffic app Waze. The cops say it is illegal to show where the officers are hiding. An app not to be banned is the one that tells where the nearest doughnuts shop is.
**** For three years, hunters hired by New York City have been shooting male deer on Staten Island (one of our five boroughs) with tranquilizer darts so the animals can be given vasectomies. But the deer population isn’t falling fast enough. As a result, they are talking about a new plan: a carefully controlled deer hunt, one where the hunters use bullets to kill them. Nearly 1,600 deer have been fixed on Staten Island since the vasectomy program began. Over that time, the deer population has fallen 18 percent, tojust under 1,800, from 2,200. You thought we were just a concrete jungle.
**** Celebrity Sighting. The most decorated detective in NYPD history has gone from serving justice in the South Bronx to serving slices at Bleecker Street Pizza in the West Village. Retired Officer Ralph Friedman, 70, has been in 15 gun battles and shot eight men, including four he killed. He piled up more than 2,000 arrests — 105 while he was off duty — and earned 219 NYPD awards and 36 civilian honors during the five years he served at the notorious 41st Precinct (Fort Apache) during the 1970s. He has been stabbed, whacked over the head with a tire iron and broke 23 bones in his body in the car wreck that ended his career, but that’s just a taste of the stories he swaps with hungry customers who walk in with a hankering for pizza and leave with a slice of history. Go to podcast.
****TV THEME (can you guess what show this music came from? AUDIO
****THE SNEAKY CAMERA (the hidden camera)..a growing collection of new yorkers are unaware that they are being watched by a certain taxi driver. new ones are added from time to time. take a peep at SNEAKY(Please note: when playing a movie on your computer, you should diminish the size of the frame. If you have a problem, please contact me
****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.)