Category Archives: Urban Hazards

Taxi Uber Wars!

Fist fight!  Nice taxis are expensive and often surly …and Uber cars are cheap and friendly …which makes the taxi drivers really, really mad!   So mad that the President of the Taxi Union and another taxi driver were thrown in jail last … Continue reading

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Anti G20 Protests in Nice

Whew – the first Anti-G20 protest was far from the feared free-for-all, with only about half the expected number of protesters showing up …and thankfully, not a peep from the Black Bloc.  The massive police presence along the route (1,200!) … Continue reading

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Celebrity Victim of ‘Vol à la Portière’ Attempt

Thursday around 7:30pm on the Prom, he was sitting in his parked car, probably with briefcase and phone sitting on the passenger seat, when his car was spotted by two young n’er-do-wells, looking for an easy mark. They pulled their … Continue reading

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Port Restaurant Attacked by Corsicans in Crazy Football Violence

UPDATE:  Check out the comments for an eye-witness account by one of the restaurant’s clients… The irony is that it wasn’t even a Nice match!  Yesterday, the Corsica-Nice ferry brought over four busloads of Corsican football fans on their way to a … Continue reading

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The Saudi Prince and the Porsche

A year ago August, a young Saudi prince, out testing the limits of his new yellow Porsche in the streets of Cannes, spun out of control and T-boned a Fiat driven by Marie Dalmont.  Seconds later, as the two shocked … Continue reading

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Watch for Falling Rocks (…In Town!)

While so much of Nice is getting a facelift (Place Garibaldi and MARMAC come to mind…), other areas are literally falling apart.  On Monday, part of the façade dropped off a building on rue de la Californie, and yesterday it … Continue reading

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