Famous British blogger Felix Salmon rented a Zipcar on Thursday and spent seven hours giving people free rides around town. That's so nice! Good work, Felix! A small slice of his adventure:

I drop off Abby Russell at CBS on 57th and 11th. Now I need to head downtown, since a couple of Jill Platner employees need a lift at 5:30. Can I make it? 11th Avenue is packed, so I wend my way south and east, eventually going up 46th Street to Times Square. I ask many people if they need a lift, but none of them do: One of them simply says "no, there's too much traffic!". I discover it's very hard to drive in New York traffic and ask people if they need a lift at the same time.