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7.19.2006

Cabs Gone Wild

Love 'em or hate 'em, our taxis are about to get much more colorful. Bloomie & Co. have schemed up a plan to allow New York City students to design and help construct flower patterns on peel on/peel off panels to decorate 13,000 of our city's cabs. It's an art project called "Garden in Transit" Bloomie believes will rival "The Gates" that artful(?) home decor exhibition of Central Park two winters ago.

The flower patterns will be affixed to hoods and roofs of lucky yellow beasts from September through December of next year to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the city's first metered cab.

100 years??? Who knew? Apparently the MTA's competition saw the hoopla the subway system did last year and wanted to go one better. Kudos, cabbies!

Metro reports: "A preview of the installation will be held at the New York International Auto Show in April 2007 as part of TAXI 07, a celebration of the centennial anniversary of metered taxis in the city. A prototypical cab of the future will also be unveiled at the Auto Show."

The cab of the future? Now THAT's something I'd like to see. Hopefully, it will come complete with separate air circulation between front and back cause there's nothing like the smell of a deodorant-phobe hack to get you going in the morning, "Oh Shit" handles in the back to get you through a cracked-out hacks' real life grand turismo way of getting through midtown traffic, cell phone silencers to stop the hacks' incessant and most often illegal chatter, and a mapquest/1010wins hybrid to better aid your arguments about what's the better path to your final destination.

Ah, a girl can dream...

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