On December 8th, the Downtown Alliance and the Taxi and Limousine Commission joined with J&R President Rachelle Friedman to formally launch a new taxi relief stand located outside of J&R Music and Computer Word on the east side of Park Row between Ann and Beekman Streets in Lower Manhattan.
“Any opportunity to take a break and use a cabby-friendly business’ restroom is something that drivers will appreciate,” said TLC Commisioner David Yassky referring to the newly designated spot that taxi drivers can use for up to an hour.
With a cabbie resting place right here near J&R, the number of available cabs will make it much easy for shoppers to grab a cab on the way home. Definitely easier than trying to maneuver a bunch of shopping bags or that huge flatscreen tv down into the subway or onto a bus!
“Now there’s another reason why downtown has something for everyone,” said Rachelle Friedman, “This spot will provide a respite for our hardworking taxi drivers citywide, give them a chance to take a break, use our restrooms, and even get a free cup of great-tasting Danesi coffee in our new J&R Café.”