New York City recently added a separate hail cab service for the outer boros and Manhattan north of 110th street.

The information I can't find is how does this work for the New York airports?

Previously the cabs at the airports yellow cabs used to pick up passengers at an airport and carry people to any boro in New York City. Now that two different cab services are in play should I be waiting for the Boro Cab in order to go to a boro other then Manhattan?

  • The first sentence of the third paragraph is difficult to parse, you might want to edit it.
    – Relaxed
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 11:27
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    The taxis are apparently indeed called "boro taxis" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boro_taxi), but the boroughs themselves are still boroughs. Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 13:28
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    @Karlson not so. Boro is the name of a company. Borough is a place, even in NYC. Do a search for "bronx boro tax" for instance, what do you see? All of the hits state borough.
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 13:36
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    If I didn't drive by the sign like this every day I would agree with you. So yes administrative division is a "borough" even though New Yorkers refer them as "boros" an in no other way. So please leave them be.
    – Karlson
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 13:39
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    @Karlson I disagree (sign not withstanding), but its ur ?
    – CGCampbell
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 14:26

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Boro Taxis may not pick up passengers via curbside hail/taxi stand from La Guardia or Kennedy airport. They may take you to the airport, and, as with a standard Yellow taxi, may not refuse to do so. They are also allowed to perform prearranged pickups from the airports, if you contact a dispatch company. In this sense, they are no different from any of the hundreds of Black Cars at the airport at any given moment (with which they often share dispatchers/a fleet/management).

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