NY City Cab drivers are often the butt of jokes especially on late night television. I was pleasantly surprised to find on several cab rides in NY city that these folks are actually just fine. There is no question they are all very aggressive drivers. But I consistently noticed that they never made any demands of rates, they always used the best available routes to get you to the destination the fastest, they went out of the way to take you very close to your desired stop, never asked for tips etc. I fact one one occassiona cab driver actually took less money than the metered amount because he didn’t have the change! Many of them were Asians or from the Carribean.