Brooklyn Is Generous With Cabbie Tips

NEW YORK - MARCH 10: A woman is hailing a yellow cab on Lower Manhatten on March 10, 2010 in New York, New York. Yellow taxis have been playing their trade in New York since 1912, becoming an icon synonymous with the "Big Apple" immoratalised in countless films and TV shows around the world. (Photo by Jan Johannessen/Getty Images) Photo: Jan Johannessen/Getty Images

A study undertaken by the Taxi and Limousine Commission found that, whether out of generosity or necessity, eight of the ten best neighborhoods for Saturday night taxi-tipping are in Brooklyn (led by apparently lavish Prospect Heights). Washington Heights, another far-flung neighborhood to which cabbies aren't enthused about driving, was tops overall. Meanwhile, people headed to places like Gramercy, SoHo, and the Upper West Side have at least one thing in common with tourists: they don't tip cab drivers well.