TAXI DRIVER WISDOM
Here’s a New York koan: Is it harder to find a cab on New Year’s Eve or Halloween? One might argue that since bars are allowed to stay open till 7 a.m., you fare better trying to hail a yellow cab on NYE—since some revelers might actually stay out longer. Well, this year, it’s a toss-up: The State Liquor Authority has ruled that there won’t be any after-hours extensions because NYE falls on a Saturday and spills into the wee hours of Sunday. “The SLA has decided that the standing New York State law that prohibits sales of liquor on a Sunday from 4 a.m. until noon supersedes its authority to extend the celebration,” reports Eater.com. What’s prompted this early ruling? This is the time of year when New York bars and nightclubs start to file for curfew extensions. “So this year, all New Year’s Eve events will end at 4 a.m., just like every other night of the year.” Sheesh. Party’s over before it even started.
Eater has the full story about turning it in at the stroke of 4 am so you don’t turn into a pumpkin