Someone paid $1000 to go to Stuyvesant Town.
At the end of a long day of travel, sometimes you just want to kick back, relax, and pay a taxi driver $1000 just because you feel like it. That's what someone did when they got picked up from LaGuardia airport and got driven to Stuyvesant Town. Personally, I would pay $1000 for someone to take me out of Stuytown. But that's just a matter of taste.
What starts in Manhattan stays in Manhattan.
This heatmap shows the average distance traveled per trip, by pickup location. In Manhattan, the average trip is pretty consistently about one mile—note the large reddish-yellow region. In other words, the vast majority of trips that originate in Manhattan stay in Manhattan (the island is 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles wide at its widest, near 14th street). I’d like to think that that’s because people who get taxis in Manhattan are big fans of the 1979 Woody Allen film Manhattan, or that they like to drink Manhattans, a cocktail consisting of whiskey, vermouth and bitters, and they don’t want to leave the namesake of their movie, or cocktail-based obsession.
The notable exceptions to this are the northern and southern tips of the island—Wall Streeters and Inwooders apparently like to visit each other...a lot. Maybe they like the 1987 movie Wall Street? Unfortunately, I don’t know any cocktails or movies that make reference to Inwood.