The Culture of Carpooling With Strangers

Photograph by N. Beckerman

In case it wasn’t enough of a departure from the typical New York commute that cars heading over bridges into Manhattan during the next few days must carry at least three riders, Mayor Bloomberg suggested on Wednesday that drivers pick up strangers by the bridges and bring them across the river. “You are their solution, and they are your solution as well,” he said at a press conference.

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