In ride-hail boom, New York livery cabs feel squeezed and forgotten

More than 100 livery cab bases have closed their doors since 2015, when ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft began to provide a large number of trips, cutting into their business. This year alone, 46 have shut down. By law, livery cabs, which are also often used for airport trips, cannot be hailed in the street but are authorized to pick up paying passengers when booked by phone. “We are in a serious crisis,” says Cira Angeles, spokeswoman for the Livery Base Owners Association…