Meet The New York City Taxi Drivers Protesting Outside City Hall
Many drivers will face financial ruin if the city cannot help them refinance their debts. Below are eleven of their stories.
Daniel Efram · October 8, 2021
Cab driver Francis Tong stands in front of a banner at the NYTWA protest outside City Hall. He had to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to purchase a taxi medallion and is now $431,000 in debt. | Daniel Efram
This article is published in our Perspectives section. Daniel Efram is a photojournalist, activist, and producer based in New York City.
Mahbub Choudhury | Daniel Efram
John Asmah | Daniel Efram
Tariq Munir | Daniel Efram
Richard Chow, pointing to his brothers name on a list of drivers that have committed suicide | Daniel Efram
Ugyen Pema | Daniel Efram
Suves Bairagi | Daniel Efram
Mohammed Islam | Daniel Efram
Michael Tong | Daniel Efram
Francis Tong | Daniel Efram
Wain Chin | Daniel Efram
Augustine Tang | Daniel Efram
Daniel Efram is a photojournalist, activist, and producer based in New York City. His work has appeared on the pages of The New York Times, EV Grieve, and Leica Fotographie International. He is the author of the art book “Curiosities” (2019) and the… more
Also filed in New York City
Police will receive photos of defendants with curfews and report alleged violations to District Attorney Melinda Katz.
Comptroller Brad Lander is scrutinizing the climate impacts of private equity investments — an area his counterpart in Albany has yet to address.
So-called “de-escalation units” were supposed to help people cool off after violent encounters. But months after their implementation, Rikers staff still use the old brutal methods.
Also filed in Transit
The governor’s proposal for “transit-oriented development” has so far gotten a mixed reception from suburban legislators, who killed a similar plan last year.
Eric Adams pledged to cut police overtime in half. Instead, his initiatives helped it soar to the second-highest level on record.
Out of every dollar the gas tax suspension costs the state, less than 50 cents are going into New Yorkers’ pockets.