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Willie Colon, Bronx-born of Puerto Rican grandparents, has fused his musical talent, his passion for humanity, and his community and political activism into an extraordinary, multifaceted career.

His achievements in all his activities are widely recognized. As musician, composer, arranger, singer, and trombonist, as well as producer and director, Colon still holds the all time record for sales, he has created 40 productions that have sold more than thirty million records worldwide.

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MAYOR BLOOMBERG NAMES Nissan NV200 New York City Taxi of Tomorrow, Beating Out Ford and Karsan – NYTimes.com

 

Nissan Is Named New York City Taxi of Tomorrow, Beating Out Ford and Karsan – NYTimes.com

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May 3, 2011, 11:35 am

Nissan Is Named New York City Taxi of Tomorrow, Beating Out Ford and Karsan

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

A rendering of the new New York City taxi designed by Nissan.

A rendering of the new New York City taxi designed by Nissan.

From our colleagues at City Room:

New York City’s new taxicab will be a bulky, traditional van manufactured by Nissan — with no moonroof included.

The Nissan NV200 van, a light commercial vehicle already in use in Asian and European markets, has won the city’s Taxi of Tomorrow competition, according to a city official told of the decision. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is set to announce the decision on Tuesday.

The choice of the Nissan represents something of a culture shock to New Yorkers more accustomed to a traditional sedan made by an American manufacturer.

The Nissan model, which can potentially be converted to an all-electric engine, beat out contenders from Karsan, a Turkish company that submitted a stylish, amenity-laden design, and Ford, which builds the fleet’s current mainstay, the venerable Crown Victoria.

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