The Brian Lehrer Show Published by The Brian Lehrer Show Lyft Launches - And Unlaunches - in NYC Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/388430/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Lyft, that ride-sharing startup, was set to launch in NYC until the city threatened to seize their cars for operating without a livery license. John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, discusses his efforts and what comes next.