Each week over 0.1 million people in New York City use the services of Uber, according to data released by the company recently. This number may include UberBlack and UberX riders. A list of the traveled places gives a clear idea of the areas frequented by Uber riders in New York City.
PLACES TRAVELLED MOST BY NYC UBER RIDERS
Around 29th January, 2016, Uber slashed its prices by 15%. It does not come as a surprise that people mostly use Uber to reach the transportation hubs. Out of the total trips made, 29% are for airports and train stations. Actually, the greatest number of rides has the LaGuardia airport as the destination, and obviously the Uber is a popular choice to make such trips.
The second most popular reason why people hire Uber is to go to their homes. This accounts for 20% of the rides in the company’s vehicles.
USING UBER FOR GOING TO RESTAURANTS AND CLUBS
Apart from hiring Uber for going to transportation hubs and homes, people also popularly take Uber rides for going to clubs and restaurants. Here are some of the most sought after restaurants and clubs for Uber riders.
Belonging to the Tao Group, it is an interesting combination of a restaurant and a club. It is frequented by a number of businessmen for meetings and lunch. This restaurant-cum-club has an interesting menu including lobster-scampi pizza, seafood plateaus, and the popular one-pound meatball which has sheep milk ricotta as topping.
Presently it is the most popular restaurant so far as Uber riders of New York City are concerned. Like Lavo, Vandal also belongs to the Tao Group. It is actually a bar with a 365-seat lounge where customers can choose from a three-part cocktail list, comprising a sweet section, a savory or spicier section and another barrel-aged category.
- ELEVEN MADISON PARK
This restaurant has some of the most beautiful private dining rooms that overlook the Madison Square Park. These rooms together can accommodate 50 guests, while the main dining room, which has seating accommodation for 110 guests, is available for larger parties. The restaurant serves an exclusive menu incorporating local ingredients.
- BEAUTY & ESSEX
This is one of the most happening restaurants of the town. The 10,000 square foot space accommodates a bar, a lounge and a restaurant. With an intimate yet grand atmosphere, the place offers a multi-ethnic cuisine that is elegant as well as casual. The main favorites are the Tapas.
Apart from Lavo and Vandal, the other popular restaurants where Uber riders go are Del Posto, Toro, Colicchio& Sons, Eleven Maddison Park, Barbuto and Locanda Verde.
MOST FREQUENTED NIGHTLIFE, MUSEUM AND OFFICE DESTINATIONS
Again, it does not come as a surprise that the Goldman Sachs Tower is the office that Uber riders most go to. So far as nightlife is concerned, the top party destinations include The Box, Up & Down and Williamsburg spots such as Output, Baby’s All Right and Brooklyn Bowl. Again, the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney and the Lincoln Center are the topmost museums and cultural destinations.