Sleeping in a Taxi – level 3

16-01-2018 07:00

Travelling to New York City can be expensive, but a new venture has managed to cut the cost of accommodation dramatically.

For less than 40 dollars a night, tourists on a tight budget can enjoy million dollar views of Manhattan from the back of a taxi cab!

Entrepreneur Jonathan Powley recently started offering vans and New York taxi cabs as overnight rentals on Airbnb. Each of the vehicles has been converted to accommodate a large bed and a fan. There obviously is no room for a bathroom in a cab, but Powley has made a list of restaurants in the area that let his guests use theirs.

The so-called “rolling rooms” have already attracted plenty of attention from tourists seeking a central location without a big-city price tag – you’re only one stop from Grand Central Station, and three stops from Times Square in less than 10 minutes.

The business owner said that he thinks, ‘People that do it are just the type that want to try something different.’

Difficult words: venture (a business which involves risk), budget (the money you want/can spend on something), entrepreneur (a businessman who comes up with a new idea).

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