Occasionally passengers get out of the cab on the street side, which is illegal, it tends to be done by passengers who aren't as familiar with the New York taxi experience.
Our doors are extra long, so big that I couldn't pass until the passenger was done with the cab. Since I was empty though, I didn't care, and I took the opportunity to snap another picture.
And here, at the convention center, was the result of such rash exiting procedure. We aren't treated kindly by the state police when we go to the curb, rather, we have to procede to the line of taxis in the middle of the street. And when another cab didn't stop behind the other, these two embarrassed and disgusted cab drivers were stranded at the Javits Center making phone calls and taking pictures as evidence for one scraped taxi, and another with the door bent backwards.