New Yorkers are the best tippers for Lyft drivers

New Yorkers may act tough, but we’re softies when it comes to tipping.

The Big Apple is home to the nation’s highest average tip amounts for Lyft drivers — with residents dropping up to $1,000 in extra cash on any given night, according to the ride-sharing service.

New York City ranks first among US cities and regions, followed by Westchester County, Dallas, Detroit and San Jose, Calif. The largest tip from a New Yorker last year was $1,000.

According to officials, Lyft drivers have earned more than a half-billion dollars in tips, with more than half of them being given in 2017.

The average tip amount increased by 8 percent last year, officials said.

The data also showed that drivers who work on Friday and Saturday nights are 35 to 40 percent more likely to receive a tip.

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