|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.
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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.”
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Take a look at 1911, the year I was born.
**** The judge hearing the legal fight between federal investigators and the President Trump lawyer who inked a hush agreement with a porn star knows her way around Playboy Playmates and a steamy scandal. Judge Kimba Wood, the “brilliant legal mind” who has served in Manhattan Federal Court since 1988 and was once nominated for the U.S. Attorney General post, worked at a Playboy casino in 1966. But her flirtation with Hugh Hefner’s bunny biz pales in comparison to an extramarital affair she allegedly had in the 1990s that became tabloid fodder. Wood was dubbed the “Love Judge” in 1995 when the soon-to-be ex-wife of a multimillionaire Wall Street financier found his diary, which was filled with passionate prose about his trysts with the jurist. She also performed the marriage of George Soros who hates Trump and is the single largest contributor to the Democratic Party. It has also been revealed that she had illegal aliens, paying no taxes, on her domestic staff. This is the type of girl that you date, but never take her home to meet your mother.
**** As a 25-year-old female captain, Torrejon-Reyes is a bit unusual. Women make up an estimated 2 percent of the world’s maritime workforce, according to the International Transport Workers’ Federation, and in the United States, less than 8 percent of all ship and boat captain and operators. But within NYC, on the network of ferry routes operated, women are nearly 40 percent of the maritime workforce.” I never really saw a female captain until I got here,” Torrejon-Reyes said. Originally from Chile, she came to the U.S. for her education — she attended SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx — and for an opportunity on the water. She grew up in Coquimbo, a port city in Chile, and so constantly saw boats and big ships. Her siblings are involved with the water, as well — as a diver, a mate and the operator of a fishing boat — but she never saw female captains in Chile. I wanted to talk about this lady because of the female pilot who saved the Southwest Airplane from certain doom.
**** The Ballfields Café in Central Park sells more than 400 bottled waters a week to hot-dog lovers washing down the salt, families on the go and tourists from places where the tap water is undrinkable. But all those bottles go into an endless stream of plastic that has overflowed trash cans, clogged landfills and choked oceans. Now the New York City Council plans to ban the sale of disposable plastic bottles at city parks, beaches and golf courses. While the bottles could still be brought in by park-goers, the proposed ban is intended to be a significant step toward curbing the ubiquitous plastic bottles that have become a staple of everyday life. Most of the bottled water is probably filled from a tap.
**** A man spent the night trapped in a Lower East Side bar after falling asleep inside the bar’s bathroom stall and dozing through the night. The 23-year-old bargoer was drinking in the Marshall Stack bar, located at 66 Rivington St. He found himself trapped inside the locked bar and had to call 911 to get out. The man told the NYPD that he had worked a 12-hour day before going to drink with a friend at the bar. “I’m dead tired, I’ve had like three beers, and I wanted to leave.” “I went in to the bathroom to take a pee. When I was done, I sat down on the toilet, closed my eyes, and fell asleep.” Did he drink all the booze in the bar?
**** The new $17 toll to drive across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is more than twice the $7.75 toll to take the far more glamorous Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco. It makes the $15 toll on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia — a 20-mile expanse of two bridges, two tunnels, and 12 miles of trestles — look like a bargain. Not a word of complaint from the drivers who are basically fools for putting up with this.
**** Some N train riders had to do a double take this week when they spotted what appeared to be an ad by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, offering to take care of any straphangers most unsavory affairs. In actuality it was a spoof of the real Cohen that had been secretly placed in a subway ad slot. Featuring a picture of the attorney smiling, the ad begins with a simple question written in a bold gold font: “Got Problems?” The phony adverts are better than the real ones.
**** Aquarium’s sea-stainable eating at the NYC Aquarium’s newly opened Oceanside Grill wants to change the way diners do dinner. The Coney Island café offers sustainable sourced seafood and has totally eliminated single-use plastics — offering reusable and compostable utensils and other dining equipment. “It’s an opportunity for the aquarium to have a restaurant out on the boardwalk, but also get our message out about responsibility and sustainability,” said Wildlife Conservation Society Vice President and New York Aquarium Director Jon Forrest Dohlin. Fish meals at an Aquarium?
**** El Chapo trial draws 1,000 potential jurors with Brooklynites in the pool. 1,000 potential jurors needed to seat a jury to decide the fate of alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman when his trial begins in September in Brooklyn federal court. Judge Brian Cogan accepted — but was also awed by — the sheer size of the jury pool requested by both prosecutors and Guzman’s defense team for the trial. “I don’t know if that’s ever been done before, but we’ll do it,” Cogan said. In fact, large jury pools have been convened for prior federal trials, including those of cop killer Ronell Wilson, Bonanno crime boss Vincent Basciano and late Gambino boss John Gotti, according to the Daily News. The prospective jurors — all residents of the Eastern District of New York, which comprises Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island — will be given a 20-page questionnaire to fill out on July 31. Eventually, 12 jurors and six alternates will be seated. I am in the pool.
**** Even being named a city landmark won’t save the Coney Island Boardwalk from becoming a sidewalk. That’s because the Landmarks Preservation Commission won’t have the power to stop the Parks Department from replacing the fabled city-owned walkway’s wood planks with cement slabs or plastic “timber” even if the structure is designated as a scenic landmark. The city Public Design Commission would retain authority over alterations — and fans of the wood boardwalk said the Landmarks agency should get tough and insist it has the right to protect the two miles of wood planks that remain on the 2.7-mile ocean-front attraction. Under the boardwalk is where we used to neck.
**** Celebrity Sighting. Harrison Ford in front of his apartment house.
****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. HONK HONK****THE MOST WANTED TOUR IN THE BIG APPLE.
**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 you 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 a heart problem is death.)