Where are the riders in NYC this September
New York’s a busy city, but some places are busier than others at certain times of year. At INSHUR we look for ways to help you make more money. Revealing where the crowds are is one of them. They say that good business is where you find it, but many Uber drivers will be cruising for riders in all the same old places. We think that’s way too competitive. Instead, here are some busy spots that may get overlooked. Scoop up the riders that the others never see.
Event: Brazilian Independence Day street party.
Where: Little Brazil – West 46th Street.
When: Sunday, 1st September.
Times: 11.00am ‘til late.
Rio comes to Manhattan in this salsa, song and good times festival. A mini-carnival that spreads across 25 city blocks from the heart of Little Brazil, it draws the crowds all day long. Hot weather is predicted. Combine that with the non-stop action and there’ll be plenty of riders aching for an air-conditioned ride.
Insider’s scoop: Attention night-time drivers: Check out Pier 15, as party-goers start early with a pre-parade boat ride on August 31st . They board at 9.00pm and return at 2.00am. Here is a map to help out:
Jersey City Beer Fest
Event: German beer festival.
Where: Harborside 3 Atrium, Jersey City NJ07311.
When: Saturday, 14th September.
Times: 1.30pm to 9.30pm.
If 150 different beers, good music and fine food don’t bring throngs of eager beavers, then nothing will. Located on the river near the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Exchange Place PATH ferry terminal, it’s just eight solid hours of drinking, dancing and eating.
Insider’s scoop: Many New Yorkers will opt for the ferry from Brookfield Place in Battery Park. Expect busy foot traffic at the terminal after 9.30pm. Click below for a map of the area:
African American Day Parade
Event: Parade and street fair.
Where: 116th – 136th Streets & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd.
When: Sunday, 15th September.
Times: 1.00pm to 6.00pm.
Now in its 50th year, the annual African American Day Parade is a celebration of diversity and talent. Crowds pack the sidewalks for 20 blocks to see musicians, marchers, pom-poms and more. Look out for groups trying to get to the staging area at 111th and 115th and crowds arriving and leaving the start and finish lines.
Insider’s scoop: The VIP Reviewing Stand is at 163 West 125th Street, outside the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building. It’s the ideal spot to find those who want to ride in style. See map below:
57th New York Film Festival
Event: Annual film showcase.
Where: Lincoln Center, 65th Street.
When: September 27th to October 13th.
Times: Late morning ‘til night time every day.
Yes, it’s back. New York’s magnet for film buffs makes its 57th outing at Lincoln Center. With 29 feature films, plus documentaries, shorts and foreign flicks, it’s a major draw for lovers of the silver screen. Look out for star-struck riders around Lincoln Center and on Amsterdam Ave.
Insider’s scoop: The festival screens movies in several theaters. Be prepared to be flexible with your pick- up spots, see below:
Find the riders that other Uber drivers miss.
Brazilian Day Festival, Sunday 1st September.
Jersey City Beer Fest, Saturday 14th September.
African American Day Parade, Sunday 15th September.
New York Film Festival, 27th September to 13th October.
Maps and handy Tips in our Insider’s Scoop.
SOURCES and LINKS:
Brazilian Festival: http://www.brazilianday.com/en/
Boat Ride: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-1-pre-brazilian-day-parade-yacht-cruise-nyc-boat-party-saturday-tickets-62180365146
Jersey City Beer Fest: http://www.jerseycitybeerfest.com/
Brookfield Place ferry: https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-74.0278368,16z?hl=en
African American Day Parade: https://africanamericandayparade.org/parade
Adam Clayton Powell Jr Building: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Clayton_Powell_Jr._State_Office_Building#/map/0
NY Film Festival: https://www.filmlinc.org/nyff2019/
Lincoln Center film venues: https://www.filmlinc.org/visit-us/