Bad Ass Cab In Bed Stuy

April 23, 2008 by
Filed under: Bed-Stuy 

One thing I adore about Bedford Stuyvesant is its residents’ affection for customizing their property. This can be as simple as painting flowers on one’s front door or as complex as building a dragster that looks like a coffin. Whatever tickles their fancy, they make it happen. This, dear readers, is what makes this neighborhood such a treasure. Speaking of treasure check out this, the BADDEST CAB to grace the streets of New York Shitty.

I found this old Checker cab on Bedford Avenue. While being a Checker Cab in and of itself is pretty damned neat, this motor vehicle has a number of appointments which make it extra special.

Its grill is sports a wreath.

The front window is festooned with fringe like Cheech and Chong’s ride in Up In Smoke.

One of those light-up waterfall pictures has been placed in the backseat for the passenger’s entertainment.

And last, but hardly least, when the owner of this vehicle is too indisposed to drive, he (or she) has no problem getting home on all fours!

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Bad Ass Cab In Bed Stuy

  1. throwbot on Wed, 23rd Apr 2008 12:29 pm
  2. The “Proud to Crawl Home” bumper sticker is a New Orleans thing. The city tried to use to motto “Proud to Call Home” a couple of years back but a more clever and appropriate slogan started to appear on bumper stickers like the one on that cab.

  3. missheather on Wed, 23rd Apr 2008 12:30 pm
  4. Very interesting— and funny! Thanks for sharing!

  5. fluffmuppet on Sat, 20th Sep 2008 4:14 pm
  6. This is my friends car, Joan. I just stumbled across your blog, whilst looking for pics of checker cabs ( I am making her a birthday cake).
    Yep, that car does rock.
    As does she.
    Happy Birthday to her.

    Oh and that light up picture now lives in my apartment, how lucky am ?


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