Manhattan taxis are probably the most famous and recognizable taxis in the world. They are colored in yellow and carry black stripes. And, as seen on many movie screens and television sets, you can hail a cab on any curb by waving your hand out. Keep in mind that NYC taxis are required, by law, to take you anywhere within the five boroughs that constitute NYC (Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island). They are also required to take you anywhere in Nassau County, Westchester County, and Newark airport. Also, be aware that most passengers tip around 10-15% of the total fare.
NYC taxis are managed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Tel: 212-NYC TAXI (692-8294).