Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Search for the Happy Cabbie

Loyal readers,
I need to find the "Happy Cabbie." Anyway have any ideas where he's hiding? I've heard he's Indian (unconfirmed), that he decorates his cab with lights, loves music, and gives people warm advice on living and happiness.

If you have any idea where I can find him, post a comment or email me at: nyctaxistories@gmail.com. Thanks!

33 comments:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/user/HappyCabbie?blend=7&ob=5

    Here he is but he's no longer driving a cab.

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    1. He is still driving as of 2nd week of September 2012. He drove me from NYC to a small town in NJ.

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  2. We just got a ride with Happy Cabby NYC tonight.

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  3. We just rocked it out with the happy cabbie this evening.

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  4. Just rode with the happy cabby tonight--perfect end to my friend's birthday celebration. got on at 46th and 5th and we were 5 people who had been passed up by several other cabs, which he seemed to take pity on.

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  5. YES! I was with anonymous above and happy cabby is AWESOMEEEE <3

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  6. We just got out of his cab- he's fabulous! He's from Pakistan, loves life and gave us advice that my husband should treat me like a queen. He played Crazy in Love and is the best!

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  7. He's out there! We just got lucky while we were hailing a cab! We just got a ride with him last night! Still giving good advice...pumping the music loud...fist bumping and lettin' it explode! PEACE and HAPPINESS!

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  8. Best cab ride ever! He is high on life! He picked us up in front if The Plaza. Our teenagers loved him! Great last night in the city!

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  9. "No tension or stress. Peace and love". We're rocking out to beyonce as I write this!!

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  10. Just had a great ride with happy cabbie!! The ride was 18th and 1st to LES. He's from Pakistan. Peace and love!

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  11. Rode with him yesterday afternoon. He's amazing. No stress
    ,just peace and love.

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  12. I just got a ride from him! I feel so lucky! Peace and love!

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  13. A lot of techno and positive energy. He is going strong

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  14. Just rode with him tonight. Felt like I was a rock star! I'd be honored and lucky to see this man again!

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  15. Rode with him last night. He was blasting 80's music, flashing the strobe light and fist bumping us.....it was awesome. Best cab ride ever! Such a happy and nice guy. We hope to find him again one day. Peace and love!!

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  16. Just rocked 80's style accross town with the Happy Cabby. Picked me up on West End Ave and 66th...

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  17. Just danced and fist bumped with Happy Cabbie after dinner at Morimoto to a custom playlist of Akon and One Direction ... Couldn't ask for more.

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  18. HAPPY CABBY picked us up in Greenpoint on New Year's Eve, after we had been passed by multiple other cabs (who didn't want to make two stops in Astoria and the UES - is that legal?). The ride was amazing, exciting, terrifying, euphoric; full of lights, love, music and advice. And plenty of fistbumping while we dodged cars, pedestrians and traffic cones at speeds approaching Mach 5! He left us with a great end to our NYE and helped start 2013 off on the right foot. I HOPE we run into him again! A ride that will not soon be forgotten...

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  19. He picked my girlfriend and I up in the UWS on the night of 5/18/13. He blasted dance music (asking us first if that was okay) and told us that all we need to do is to be peaceful, be happy and have a lot of love and we will be prosperous in every way of life (or something similar to that). He also fistbumped with me. It was one of our most memorable and fun cab rides.

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  20. I had the pleasure of riding with happy cabbie from LGA home to carroll gardens during a horrific thunder storm. it was somewhat surreal -- pakistani music blaring & pronouncements of peace & love all while watching a fantastic lightening display across the manhattan skyline. a true "only in NYC" moment! namaste

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  21. I'm in his cab right now! Got him on 111th and Broadway :)

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  22. Anyone know how I can contact happy cabbie to book him for a pick up???? Really wanna see him again!

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  23. Just rode with him from the lower east side to midtown...what a stroke of luck! Peace, love, happiness, fistbumps, and Whitney Houston blasting the whole ride! Keep your queen happy!

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  24. Just caught a ride with him I'll celebrate my 50th birthday in NYC. He blasted "call me maybe" on the radio, gave us life advice, and generally was wonderful.

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  25. FYI his plate and cab no. Is 9J30.

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  26. Happy Cabby drove my girlfriends and I from Tao restaurant to Penn Station last night. It was seriously the best cab ride ever. He played the best music and had a strobe light in his cab! We danced, laughed and Fist bumped the whole way. "No stress, no tension..." What an awesome guy!!

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  27. With him now. Haha. Nice guy. No stress, no tension.

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  28. With him now... Peace and love is his mojo. Definitely a good ride.

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  29. He is great. Really lifted my mood. What and awesome guy

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  30. Happy cabby ... amazing experience last night. This guy picks me up at the dream hotel and takes me for a five minute cab ride and I will never forget it...at first I was like why is this guy making so much of an effort to talk to me.. and then I simply realized this is a man who takes ultimate pride in his job and keeps a smile on his face and relishes every opportunity to bring a smile on everyone that steps foot in his cab..I wish he drove me all the way back to Long Island..seriously learned a lot in five minutes with him and he left me with this..."if you focus on the Rose, you won't see the thorns".. I hope I am lucky enough to be in his cab again

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  31. Got a ride from him tonight... very cheerful guy. He loves music and is not afraid to play it loudly. He is originally from Pakistan and plans to return there for vacation in the next month.

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  32. My daughter and I caught a ride with him tonight. He told us he is from Pakistan (for those referring to him as Indian) and bashed modern technology but was otherwise a total joy!

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