Friday, May 20, 2011

NYC Vintage Image Of The Day: Kaleidoscope Cabbies, 1960s

In 1967, New York City ordered all "medallion taxis" be painted yellow to help cut down on unofficial drivers and make official taxicabs more readily recognizable. Imagine a day when you might see this kitschy psychedelic number on the right. Photo: early 1960s...
 Taxis from beyond "vintage": 1890, 1900 and 1973...And, of course, below, the taxis of today, though Bloomberg's approved "green" cabs of the future, which look like hunchback bugs, will soon make NYC even more of a laughing stock than he's already accomplished (i.e.: "Don't you dare smoke out of doors. It's dangerous!").