To give you an idea of how this price change might affect you, a ride in uberX from Williamsburg to the East Village is now $15 instead of $19, compared to a $16 cab ride. Grand Central to the Financial District is $22, previously $28 in uberX and $24 in an NYC taxi. Given the way Uber operates, the price drop may only be temporary. And, let's not forget about that peak-time pricing situation. In the meantime, enjoy a touch of luxury in your Ramen-for-dinner life.