Just a quick warning to any first time visitors to New York. I had my fourth visit to the city in June which was amazing but had a slight issue with the route taken by dial 7 drivers on both the way there and the way back.
On both journeys the two separate drivers took a toll free route over the Queensboro Bridge but tried to charge me the extra.
On the first journey, I had the amount with toll included ready as this was the only route I had ever been taken by but when I noticed he had taken the toll free way I took that amount out. The driver counted the money in front of me and said 'you haven't paid the toll' so I replied 'you didn't take a toll route'. He looked sheepish and mumbled not to worry, clearly knowing I had caught him out but because I felt bad and just on the slight chance I had missed it, I gave him the extra anyway.
On the way back, the driver took the exact same route and again, no toll. I didn't mention it but just paid the extra again being very tired and not wanting an argument.
Anyway just a warning to people who are not familiar with the different routes, it is only $6 or so but it is the principle of someone lying to you!