The rideshare-mobile rolls on, and thus my dash-cam has been busily documenting my campaign in New York City (NYC). This week was predictable along the lines of traffic congestion, street closures, and people in Times Square; however, we did have a president sighting. On Thursday (Star Wars day, May 4th) President Trump paid a visit to the Intrepid museum. The perma-docked aircraft carrier that’s located on the West-side highway, around 54th St. And with his gracious visitation (for a meeting about some historic battle’s anniversary); the appropriate protesting ensued from the masses. Essentially, protesters were irate that the president was visiting NYC, and felt compelled to demonstrate across from the Intrepid ship. Why? That’s beyond me. All I know is what I heard the group chanting, “Trump get out, this is our New York” in a repetitive, sing-songy, totally non-threatening manner. Plus the protest was confined to a pre-determined area, which was fenced off by police. Read more
This week’s dashcam clips are here. I’ve curated three of the most noteworthy 40s clips from my dashcam to discuss, and to share in this week’s post. The theme for this week is scenic vistas. As I had the opportunity to actually get out of my ridesharing vehicle, and take in the beautiful city skyline. Sometimes driving around Manhattan for eight hours / day, I’ll lose sight of the “forest through the trees” as it were. So it was nice to take a break and snap some (in my opinion) cool video. It’s something that I should probably do more often in fact. Read more
Just when I thought it was safe to go outside again, the mean streets of NYC prove to be quite the chaotic battleground. This week, my dashcam has been snappin’ up all kinds of interesting goings-ons; from taxis running red lights, to ambulances everywhere, and some good ol’ fashioned road rage. So here’s the highlights from my week. Chock full of juicy little tidbits, which may provide you dear reader with some valuable insight into the whole ridesharing gig. If you so choose to partake in viewing these gems.