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Black cars now allowed to pick up street hails in NYC outer boroughs, court rules

Excerpt from New York Times

Jun 06, 2013 7:47 am

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The court’s decision is a rare win for Mayor Bloomberg’s taxi vision with plans for e-hailing apps and a uniform yellow taxi fleet still mired in the legal process.

— Samantha Shankman

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New York State’s highest court on Thursday reinstated the city’s plan to expand street-hail taxi service beyond Manhattan, overturning a lower-court ruling that had stalled the action last year.

The decision cleared the way for the city to issue up to 18,000 “hail licenses” for livery cabs in northern Manhattan and the other boroughs — upholding a cornerstone of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s taxi policy and stirring the consternation of yellow-taxi operators who have opposed the change.

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