Thanks to the gobs of people descending on Manhattan for the parade, St. Patrick’s Day tends to be a bonanza for pedicab drivers. Huge crowds + too few yellow cabs + intensive revelry = lots of rides and, with luck, big tips. Even I – dilettante pedicabbie that I am – plied the streets for a couple hours. A very kind passenger with shamrocks on his tie told me his juant from 46th & 7th to West 4th & 7th wasn’t his first pedicab ride but it was his best (and gave me a big tip too).
Gregg – a professional pedicab driver for six and a half years now – was out raking in the green as well. Here’s a cab-ful of his pleased passengers: