NYC taxis can be hailed throughout Manhattan by holding your arm in the air on the street corner.
Available taxis have the center light atop their roof on.
Lights off mean the taxi is occupied. Taxis also have an 'off duty' light atop the car.
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Metered Rate of Fare*
$2.50 upon entry
$0.50 per 1/5 mile or per 60 seconds in slow traffic or when vehicle stopped
$0.50 night surcharge after 8:00 p.m. and prior to 6:00 a.m.
$1.00 Peak Hour Surcharge in effect 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
$0.50 MTA NY State Tax surcharge per ride
$0.30 Improvement Surcharge
Different variables such as heavy traffic and tolls should be taken into account in gauging the final cost of your trip.
A cab ride between Grand Central, Penn Station or Port Authority to the Javits Center can cost anywhere from $8-$15 depending on the traffic.
*Fares are subject to change, listed rates are as of April 2019