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New York’s traditional taxis are being killed off by a combination of climate change and the recession.
Like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, New York‘s sedan-style yellow taxis are iconic symbols of the city. But now the Ford Crown Victoria – the traditional American cab model for more than two decades – is on the road to extinction.
Last month, Ford announced it would stop making the Crown Vic (as it is affectionately known) from next year. Ascending in its place is the mighty Ford Escape (shaped like a Jeep) and the not-so-iconic Toyota Sienna (essentially a people carrier). [Read more]