The most #basic cab ride:
We searched the data for the most common trips in 2013 by location, and found out:
Penn Station is by far the most popular pickup location—it's nearly twice as popular as the next most common (LaGuardia). Nothing says New York like riding in a taxi past a hoard of homeless people. Penn Station is also the most commonly occurring drop off location, because sometimes you just crave a slice of Sbarro pizza that’s been cooked underground.
This is not to say that the most commonly occurring trip is the one that both originates and ends at Penn Station—that would be stupid. The most commonly occurring trip is from Grand Central to Penn Station. Which is still pretty stupid. Take the shuttle to the 2/3, man!
The average taxi fare is $14.82, which sounds like the amount I'd expect from an unnecessary cab ride to a bar in Chinatown at two in the morning.