There is a Taxi Stand in Forest Hills, N.Y. located on Queens Blvd. at the Corner of 71st. Ave. aka Continental Avenue. The Taxi Stand extends to about 100′ in front of the T-Bone Diner. The Taxi Stand is for Hard working Yellow Metered Cabs Only aka TAXI CABS!!! Not for the Gypsy Cars, you know, those black 4 door cars (including One White 4 Door Car) that are always waiting at the Taxi Stand.
These Gypsy Cars take up all the available space at the Taxi Stand, and makes it impossible for The Yellow Taxi Cabs to Stand there and pick up Legitimate Fares. This is an ACCIDENT waiting to happen because Customers that want to get into a TAXI must go out into the middle of the Service Road of Queens Blvd. in order to get to the TAXI. By accessing the TAXI in this way, there is Potential for the Customer and/or TAXI to get into an Accident, causing Possible Injury to the Customer and/or the Driver of the TAXI, including vehicle damage.
I once had to step off of the curb and enter into the street approximately 3 feet to get int a TAXI because there were Gypsy Cars hoarding the TAXI STAND. There was Black Gypsy Car approximately 15′ away from me to my right. As the TAXI stopped, I got hit in my Right Leg by the Gypsy Car that had been 15′ away from me. This MENTAL MIDGET ASSHOLE FUCKING MORON Gypsy Cab Driver had backed up 15′ and hit me in the leg. It was a slow hit and I had a bag of groceries in my right hand, so I didn’t suffer any injury that I know of at the time. The driver stuck his head out the window after I cursed the crap out of him, and he said “oh, I’m so sorry. I didnt;t know I hit you.” Whether this was purposefully done or not, I am unsure. But the ASSHOLE Backed up 15′ to hit me. So if it was not purposeful, it was Complete Disregard for others around this Asshole!! If I were a Senior Citizen or an Infirmed person, the injuries sustained may have been Catastrophic. Hell, if I didn’t have that grocery bag as a buffer, I may have sustained a bad injury, as the rear of the Gypsy Car struck me in the side of my right knee.
These Gypsy Cars should not be there. They are at the very least, an Inconvenience to would be Customers of the Taxis, and at the very worse, a Complete Danger to the Well Being of People that want to hail a TAXI.
It is illegal for these Gypsy Cars to be there. In addition, the Drivers of these Gypsy Cars have a Complete Disregard for the Safety of the people who wait at this Taxi Stand, as you can tell from my experience, as well as how they talk to people waiting at the Taxi Stand, especially if you ask them to make room for the TAXIS. They are Nasty Fucks to say the least.
The TLC Agents come around usually once a week and ticket them. In addition, the NYPD comes around once in a while, and the Gypsies scatter, only to return a couple of minutes later, after circling the Block. It’s one Big Fucking Joke!!!
More Enforcement is needed to Get rid of these Gypsy Drivers and their Cars. Let them work somewhere else, and Banish them from The TAXI STAND once and for all. This is at an intersection of Queens Blvd. where more that one Pedestrian has already been killed.
To the Lawmakers of NYC and the Politicians of Queens, are you waiting for a Citizen to get Injured or Worse by these Gypsy Car Drivers before you do Something? Or are you going to take Action Before a Catastrophe happens?
Oh, I forget, I’m asking this of the same Politicians that took years to Initiate Changes to Queens Blvd. aka The Boulevard of Death, after almost 100 Hundred Pedestrians were killed Crossing Queens Blvd. These same idiots then Applaud themselves for taking Action. Yeah, Job Well Done…….now go and tell that to the Families of the 100 Victims that were killed Crossing Queens Blvd. before you took your sweet ass time to make those changes. Lets not make the same mistake here, as even 1 Death or Injury is too much. Take PRE-EMPTIVE ACTION NOW……………..NOT LATER!!!!!! Let’s get rid of these Gypsy Drivers and their Cars from the TAXI STAND once and for all..
And to the people who get into these Gypsy Cars, you are part of the Problem. If no one hailed them, they wouldn’t have any business and they would leave. They DON’T HAVE ANY INSURANCE EITHER, so if they have an ACCIDENT, you are screwed. And most of those ASSHOLES don’t know how to drive. Just take a look at the condition of some of their cars. Many of these Gypsy Cars have multiple dents. How do you think those dents got there?
I heard from a Medallion Owner, that these Clowns don’t even go to Court when they receive a Ticket. So they get tickets and just ignore them, as there is No Enforcement by the TLC. So TLC, let’s get on the Ball!!!!!!