Win a trip to the party of your dreams for you and a friend. Britney Spears in Vegas? Times Square ball drop? Uncle Buddy’s costume party? For every hour you drive over Halloween weekend (Oct. 25-28) and on Halloween (Oct. 31), you’ll automatically receive one entry to win. Terms apply.Read More
Halloween is sweet—for rides and, well, for candy! A bowl of well-chosen treats could go a long way toward inspiring good vibes (and tips) from grown-up trick-or-treaters out on the town. Need help deciding which snack to pick? We have a rundown of favorite candies city by city to guide your shopping.Read More
On Halloween, you’re one part driver, one part party enabler—getting riders safely where they’re going while helping them celebrate. One way to create that Halloween feeling? Dress up your ride. We’ve put together some ideas for quick, inexpensive ways to turn your back seat into a haunted house, karaoke stage, or selfie studio.Read More
Lyft driver Samuel and his partner, Jimada, were just like any other couple in their twenties: creating a home together (with plenty of cast-off furniture from Mom), launching their careers, and dividing up the chores. But then Hurricane Maria devastated their hometown, and drastically changed their lives. As they begin a new life in New York City, Samuel and Jimada find out their life is going to change again: they’re going to be parents. Hear their story in episode four of Pick Me Up, our new podcast all about what motivates Lyft drivers to get behind the wheel.
In a recent report, George Washington University estimates that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. For survivors, daily life in Puerto Rico now means even the simplest tasks — like buying bottled water or gas for the car — have become difficult, day-long quests to fulfill basic needs.
After the hurricane, Sam and Jimada spent a few months trying to piece their lives back together, but without jobs, and living in a destroyed neighborhood, it seemed like the only place to carve out a future was outside Puerto Rico. They settled on New York City.
The government of Puerto Rico estimates that some two hundred thousand Puerto Ricans left in the year that followed the storm — 6% of the island’s entire population.
“I’m always positive. It’s like I’ve hit rock bottom so I cannot hit lower than that. So, I’m not scared of anything. From this point on, it’s just to make progress in my life and make things happen. I believe in myself.” - Samuel, New York City
In episode 4 of Pick Me Up, Samuel shares what it was like to live through the day of the storm, September 19, 2017, and in its devastating aftermath. We’ll follow his journey to New York City, where he and Jimada are working to get their feet back on the ground before their little one comes.
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Meet Guy, a Lyft driver and server at Italian restaurant, That’s Amore, who’s about to realize his dream of restaurant ownership. He’s our featured driver in Episode Three of Pick Me Up, the new podcast from Lyft and Gimlet Creative about the inspiring people who drive with Lyft, and what motivates them to take the wheel.
Sometimes it takes a crisis to take stock of your life and make changes. That’s what happened to Guy, a former tech employee whose stress-related health issues caused him to leave his job and take up waiting tables at a local, beloved Italian restaurant, That’s Amore!
That’s Amore is more than just a restaurant — it’s family. And the popular neighborhood spot has had its fair share of magical moments and milestones for its regulars. From labor-inducing chicken parmesan to marriage proposals, That’s Amore has seen it all.
And more importantly, That’s Amore has been a presence in Guy’s life since he moved to Seattle 11 years ago. Guy found his place — and his people — pretty quickly. In fact, he met his now-husband, David, soon after moving to Seattle, and in turn, they discovered their neighborhood spot, That’s Amore.
And now, Guy has a chance to become the new owner of That's Amore.
He said, ‘I’ve worked on it too hard. If I give it to you for a steal … Would you take care of it for me? I want to know it goes on.’ And we immediately said yes.
But they still need to raise the money to invest in their dream. In Episode Three, we follow along as Guy throws a good, old-fashioned neighborhood fundraiser.