The best places to catch a cab in three boroughs

Next time you need a ride, head to one of these taxi hot spots in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Tenth Ave at 36th St
The BP station on this corner is a mecca for taxis; catch one pulling out after it gases up.

21st St between 43rd Ave and the Queensboro Bridge, Long Island City, Queens
Not only does this mechanic-lined stretch offer plenty of stops for tune-ups and tinkering, a steady stream of cabbies take advantage of the easy access back to Manhattan via the Queensboro Bridge.

Clinton St between DeGraw and Union Sts, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
As locals like to boast, Clinton Street approaching Atlantic Avenue is saturated with available cabs, most of which are heading back to the Brooklyn Bridge.