|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 Apple approved iTunes podcast site and return to it frequently so you can hear the interviews I am adding.
You can also visit my cinema which is at video. Join me on twitter
**** Steven H. Pollard was supposed to receive the official order confirming his promotion to a full-fledged New York City firefighter this week. After a year and a half as a probationary firefighter, the orange patch of a novice would have been replaced on his helmet with a crimson patch bearing his ladder company. A small change, perhaps, but a signifier that Mr. Pollard fully belonged to the ranks of New York’s Bravest. Instead, Mr. Pollard, who died at age 30 after falling 50 feet from a Brooklyn overpass, was buried. Read more at Pontifications.
**** From the New York Times ( a newspaper that is no friend of New York City or international travelers): “The partial shutdown of the federal government is starting to affect air travel as most security agents are refusing to work for no pay. So far, the impact on passengers has been severe. Airport workers and travelers are concerned that conditions will worsen if the impasse continues, throwing travel into turmoil.” I am at the airport three or four times a week. It is crowded and confusing which is because it is a large place that handles millions of people.. However, the “shutdown” hasn’t made things any worse. The Times is full of bologna.
**** Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to make New York the first city in the nation to require private employers to provide at least two weeks of paid vacation to all employees. Companies will move out of the Big Apple.
**** An art museum that specializes in artworks depicting dogs is returning to New York City more than 30 years after its founding, the American Kennell Club announced. The AKC’s Museum of the Dog will debut in a new Midtown Manhattan space on Feb. 8, featuring one of the largest canine art collections in the world. The new museum space will be located at 101 Park Ave, between East 40th and 41st streets, just about a block south of Grand Central Terminal. Wof Wof.
**** Three years into the $4.1 million deer-vasectomy program meant to reduce Staten Island’s herd, the horny animals are causing more car crashes than ever. Lusty bucks and frisky does running rampant on the borough’s roads led to 103 accidents in 2018 — an all-time high — and injured 17 people, according to the NYPD. Bambi is now a killer?
**** Some New York City restaurants would like to try “surge pricing.” 25% lower prices during off-peak seating (like Monday lunch) and 15% off “mid-peak” seating (dinner on Tuesdays and Sundays, for example.) Just don’t forget to tip.
**** NYPD is considering Ford’s new Police Interceptor Utility which has the highest top speed (137 mph) and fastest acceleration from 0-100 mph among competitive police utility vehicles tested by law enforcement agencies. “Projections indicate the first pursuit-rated hybrid police utility will save between $3,500 and $5,700 per vehicle annually in fuel costs versus the current Police Interceptor Utility,” Ford said in a statement. “If those savings were applied to every Police Interceptor Utility sold in 2017, it would equate to between $118 million and $193 million, or more than 43 million gallons of fuel.” Savings were calculated using fuel costs of $2.75 to $4.50 per gallon. Give me a break. New York City traffic moves so slowly you have to get out of the vehicle to run someone over.
****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 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 heart problem is death.)