New York City yellow cabs have taken a back seat to Uber

The growth in popularity of ride-hailing apps like Uber has affected ridership numbers for New York City's yellow cab industry over the past several years.

But the once David and Goliath relationship between competitors now looks much more even.

For the first time ever, more people took Uber than yellow cabs, according to some number-crunching from the New York Times. The Times reported that in July, Uber had an average of 289,000 rides per day while yellow cabs came in second with 277,000.

The report credits Uber's growth mainly to its availability in the outer boroughs where yellow cabs have become an increasingly rare sight. Half of Uber's rides in New York City now start in an outer borough. That is up from 25% two years ago.

This will add pressure to an already stressed yellow cab industry. Taxi medallion prices have fallen from a high of over $1 million in 2013 to less than $200,000 currently. In response to the drastic fall in medallion values, the New York City Council's Committee on Transportation recently approved a task force to study the medallion market.

But following Uber's banishment from London, these numbers must be a welcome sight for the Silicon Valley unicorn.

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Nanny 
If you grew up babysitting younger family members, then this position is perfect for you. Not only is being a nanny one of the most flexible part-time jobs, but you can set your own rate. 

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Receptionist
While the hours for this position may not be as flexible, working as an office assistant or receptionist for a major company is a great way to get your foot in the door. As a receptionist you will be tasked with entry-level responsibilities, which will give you a great advantage when applying to your first full-time job. 

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Waiter/Waitress  
Possibly one of the most demanding jobs, working as a server in a restaurant comes with just as much stress as reward. The hours may be long, but at some restaurants, wages can be worth it. 

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Tutor  
Similar to working as a nanny, being a tutor is one of the most flexible job opportunities. As a tutor, you can help others in a variety of subjects. This is a great job for a college student because not only will you be helping others, but you will also be strengthening your knowledge in whatever subject you teach. 

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Freelance Work 
Much like serving, being a freelancer can be very rewarding financially. As a freelancer, you can choose which industry you want to work in and begin to gain experience while still in school. 

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If you are a student who meets the qualifications for financial aid, you can apply for your school's work study program. Work study schedules your shifts around your class schedule and the best part is that most jobs are on campus and the money you make can go directly towards paying off your tuition or any other university balances. 

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