Car Services with Car Seats in New York City
Round this time of year I usually get at least one email from someone asking about traveling to New York City or traveling away from NYC with little kids and how to deal with taxis and car services and car seats. Although the law does not require you to use a car seat in a taxi or livery service, it is wise to do so anyway. You probably wouldn't even dream of letting your kids go car seat free in your own car and a taxi is no safer. If you have a baby then a snap and go is a great option for traveling and switching between car and walking, but for kids that need a regular car seat it gets a little more complicated. Luckily, if you don't want to travel with a car seat, there are some car services in New York that will provide one.
By far the most consistently liked car service that offers car seats in New York is Legends Car Service, based in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They have been reliable and friendly and offer both baby and toddler car seats for a $10 charge. A reader reported that they do not have booster seats, so please inquire ahead if you require a booster. Call 888-LEGENDS (TIP: reserve online to save $3 on a trip to or from the airport)
Some other car services that provide car seats are:
Kid Car 212-862-SAFE (7233)