Color me unimpressed.
This summer, you may have to shield your eyes from the waves of Granny Smith-colored car service vehicles waiting to be legally hailed on the streets of South Brooklyn.
While the decision has many, including Gothamist’s Christopher Robbins staring in disbelief, TLC Commissioner David Yasskey seems absolutely pleased with the livery cabs’ puke-green pallor. Yasskey describes the new color as contextual camouflage for the outer borough urban jungle. Maybe he just really digs pickled tomatoes?
“Apple Green is very fitting for the new Boro Taxis,” TLC Commissioner David Yassky says in a release. “It’s pleasing to the eye, easy to see from a distance and blends well with the urban landscape.”
A total of 18,000 new permits for the Boro Taxis are expected to become available, starting with an initial release of 6,000 this June. The new livery cabs will include lights on the roof, credit card machines, and meters, giving the “green machines” all the same qualities included in yellow cabs.
That is, except for the taxi’s iconic canary color. Thanks to the TLC, the green cabs of Brooklyn will be branded with the blush of envy.