Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lot Full of New Taxis Flooded After Hurricane Sandy

A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 in Hoboken, NJ. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)...

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  1. Apparently these were among the last new Crown Vics destined for Taxi Service in NY. Story quoted below

    When Hurricane Sandy destroyed dozens of Crown Victoria taxis parked in a Hoboken parking lot last year, the storm also reportedly took with it some of the last existing shipments of the iconic model.

    The taxis were destined for a Manhattan dealership, but floodwaters destroyed the vehicles while they were parked in a lot in Hoboken. The 200 new cabs would have been some of the last, since Ford stopped making the Crown Victoria model in 2011, the New York Post reported on Monday.

    The storm's aftermath in the lot— captured by an Associated Press photo— became a highly circulated symbol of Sandy's destruction. The Crown Victoria has been a mainstay among cab drivers and police officers for roughly two decades. Knowing the vehicle's history and that its future is limited, the photo becomes all the more dramatic.

    "It was devastating to see," Ralph Sibbio, head of Manhattan Ford's taxi division, told the Post. "It really was a tragedy."
    The picture is just a part of the devastation brought on by Sandy in Hoboken. The city suffered massive flooding and power outages in the storm. One year later, residents are still coping with its aftermath.

    By Kathryn Brenzel/

    on October 28, 2013 at 3:55 PM