Where are the riders in NYC? February 2021

At INSHUR we look for ways to help Uber drivers make more money and revealing the best places to find riders in New York City is one of them. So as NYC begins the process of recovery from the pandemic, our TLC drivers’ guide to identifying likely pickup locations is back. This month it’s all about the pilot programs paving the way for safe reopenings and a return to regular trip requests.

The following information is correct at the time of writing on February 16. Scroll down to find out where the riders in NYC are likely to be this month.

 

Indoor Dining

Restaurants are now allowed to resume indoor dining and the curfew for NY restaurants and bars has been extended to 11pm nightly. Reopening must be undertaken with strict health and safety guidelines and a 25% occupancy cap.

Where: Across New York State

When: From Friday, February 12

Insider’s scoop: New Yorkers continue to be reminded that takeout and delivery options are great ways to support dining establishments. And for drivers, delivery is a great way to stay on the road and keep earning.

 

NY PopUps

A festival of over 300 safe, in-person and online arts events are taking place across the state. Coming to a neighborhood near you, the hundreds of free pop-up events on offer will be held in everyday settings, like street corners, parks and museums.

Where: Throughout New York State, from the Bronx to Staten Island, from Buffalo to Suffolk County, from the Hudson Valley to the Capitol

When: Saturday, February 20 through to Labor Day

 The opening performance will be staged at the Javits Center before the performers move throughout the city, to various locations across all five boroughs including Flushing Post Office, Elmhurst Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital. 

Insider’s scoop: Follow @NYPopsUp on Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop with the impromptu performance locations and possible rider pickup spots.

 

Brooklyn Nets vs. Sacramento Kings

Building off the success of the Buffalo Bills pilot program, events in major venues with a capacity of 10,000 or more can reopen with limited spectators as of February 23. After an inspection from the NYC Department of Health, the Barclays Center will reopen on that date for the Nets home game against the Kings. 

Where: Barclays Center

When: Tuesday, February 23

Time: 7.30pm

Insider’s scoop: Rideshare drivers can drop off at the Calvin Klein VIP Entrance located on the Eastbound shoulder of Atlantic Avenue, between Flatbush Avenue and Ft. Greene Place Avenue. You can also drop off and pick up in the Lyft zone on the northbound shoulders of Flatbush Avenue, between 5th Ave and Atlantic Ave.

 

New York Rangers vs. Boston Bruins

Rangers fans will be able to head to the Garden following the announcement from New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo that fans can return to sporting events in arenas and stadiums from February 23. Attendance will be limited to 10 percent of capacity and the Garden announced that they will allow 2,000 fans in for Rangers and Knicks games going forward.

Where: Madison Square Garden

When: Friday, February 26

Time: 7pm

Insider’s scoop: Madison Square Garden has two Access-A-Ride stops. Rideshare drivers can drop off and pick up on 7th Avenue southbound just north of 31st Street and on 8th Avenue and 33rd Street northbound. If your passengers are picking up tickets at the box office, you’ll need to use the 7th Avenue drop off location.

 

Click here to access our coronavirus resources for TLC drivers.

 

Sources

https://ny.eater.com/2021/2/12/22278174/nyc-restaurants-indoor-dining-return

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-marshals-return-performing-arts-new-york-ny-popsup

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-sports-and-entertainment-events-major-stadiums-and-arenas-can-reopen

https://www.barclayscenter.com/getting-here/drop-off-pick-up-instructions

https://bluelinestation.com/2021/02/10/breaking-news-new-york-rangers-fans-allowed-garden/

https://www.msg.com/madison-square-garden/directions#:~:text=Madison%20Square%20Garden%20has%20established,7th%20Avenue%20drop%20off%20location