August 13, 2013

“$13,238.86 left in an NYC taxi”

I really enjoyed this short, affirming story from Casey Neistat. I was immediately transported back to discussing faith & morals late one night with a great cabbie en route to Brooklyn. It’s those little moments, those little human connections—rare as they sometimes may be—that make city life possible.

[Vimeo] [Via Bianca Giaever]

Posted by John Nack at 8:54 AM on August 13, 2013


  • John G. — 9:13 AM on August 13, 2013

    Restores you faith in humankind.

  • Joseph — 1:27 PM on August 13, 2013

    There are serious questions about whether this story is real. Neistat has a history of self-promotion through viral videos. The receipts shown in the video are defaced in what looks like a purposeful way, as you can see in this screen-grab graphic:

    The cab ID (medallion no.) is obscured on the receipt, but it can be seen well enough to tell that it doesn’t match the cab shown (1Y89). This in itself doesn’t prove anything, since the driver could be driving different cabs. But why are the hack ID, the medallion number, and the date all precisely obscured by supposed damage to the receipt?

    Conveniently, verification of any element of the story is made impossible by the obscuring of the three critical elements of the receipt. Nothing else is obscured. All we have is a first name — a completely untraceable “Mohammed.”

    There’s at least no reason to obscure the date.

    It’s all very suspicious.

  • Alex — 4:36 PM on August 14, 2013

    After living in Manhatten myself and while I was just starting out in life, I would say that New York is the greatest city in the world without a doubt. As a rule the people are good, human, ladies and gentleman of the first caliber. I am still proud to say that I was a New Yorker. Sure there are bad people, what city doesn’t have it’s share. There are fewer in New York.New York is a city that embodies all that is good about America, freedom, capitalism and inter racial cooperation.

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