It's outrageous enough for a cab driver to refuse to take customers to the Bronx (and then run them over), but now the gauntlet's really been thrown down: A Williamsburg blogger was nearly denied service by a cabbie! Only after some heated bickering with the hack did Animal New York's Bucky Turco finally get his legally-mandated ride home. But is this a troubling sign that cabbies are discriminating against hipsters now? Be warned: the footage you are about to see is deeply disturbing:
At a press conference yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg said “We are a city of five boroughs—and it doesn’t matter which borough you are coming from or which borough you’re going to—if you want to hail a cab, drivers are required by law to take you to any destination in the city. Period. End of story." Turco tells us, "These cabbies are the main reason why I’m forced to call Bushwick Williamsburg, otherwise I wouldn’t even get a chance to argue a way home." And on his website he adds, "It’s like we’re all black people now."