I've always loved maps. This illustration is a sort of map of external information that I was internalizing back around 1999.
The link below is to an interactive map that the NY Times just revealed, courtesy of required Global Positioning Systems that record our every move. I felt a bit awkward and resentful when I first saw it, but I feel better now. I think it's quite intriguing to see the fluctuating volumes of fares by the hour at various street corners.....
TRACKING TAXI FLOW THROUGHOUT THE CITY
Yesterday I attended my first general meeting of the NY TAXI WORKERS ALLIANCE at their headquarters in the Flatiron/Wholesale District. I really enjoyed sitting among drivers from every possible background and discussing, with all seriousness (and humor), the issues we face. I paid my annual due and became a new member, which comes with free life insurance, license protection, legal support, dental discounts, and social services facilitation. I had the honor of meeting book author/organizer, Biju Mathew, and the director, Bhairavi Desai. Both are excellent listeners, genuinely eager to collaborate on a very human level.
CALL TO ALL NYC TAXI HACKS!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, AT 1 PM, INSIDE CITY HALL CHAMBERS. BE THERE TO SHOW UNITY AND DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY. WE HAVE A NEW TLC CHAIRMAN NOW AND IT WILL BE HIS 1st PUBLIC HEARING AS SUCH. PARK YOUR CAB ELSEWHERE AND TAKE A TRAIN OVER. IT'S ABOUT TIME WE POOL TOGETHER.
AND HERE IS A LINK FROM THE GOTHAMIST ABOUT NYTWA VS. TLC