Lyft will launch in all of New York City’s five boroughs tonight

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Lyft is finally launching in New York City, but it’s making some concessions to do so. After a back-and-forth battle between Lyft and the city, the two have finally struck a deal that will allow Lyft to begin offering service throughout the city’s five boroughs, but only so long as Lyft drivers register with the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission. That makes Lyft’s operation in New York distinctly different from its modus operandi: Lyft’s fleet is usually composed of anyone who has a car and some free time, but in the city they’ll all have to be registered cab drivers. Recode reports that Uber’s UberX service, which usually operates like Lyft, follows these same rules in New York.

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