Aaaaaand New York City! The Air France flight lands, and Rob explains that... well, that the flight just landed. Both teams run through JFK, and both teams get into taxis, and both teams ask for the Daily News building. Unfortunately for Rob and Kim, their driver doesn't know exactly where the News Building is, so Kim tells him to follow the Tyler/James cab. I'm kind of mystified that none of them seem to have bought any New York stuff in Paris and tried to figure out where the News Building was, you know? I mean, is there internet in the Paris airport? Because "New York" and "News Building" gets you a Wikipedia entry with the address in plain sight as your first hit, I'm just saying. Anyway, Tyler and James are aware of being followed, and they ask their driver if he can think of any way that they might ditch the other cab. "I'm giving them dodge, don't worry!" says the A(AM!)s' driver. Hee hee. I like it when the drivers are co-opted. He's giving them dodge! Their driver makes his attempt by changing at the very last minute in a way that's very unsafe but theoretically pretty effective. But in fact, it doesn't quite work, and Rob and Kim's driver manages to stick with them. Both cab drivers performed admirably, if totally unsafely, in that situation. Safety is overrated! Kim tells her driver that the other cab is trying to lose them on purpose, so now it's like a throwdown. Cabbie versus cabbie! Who will win?
The next thing that arises here is that Tyler and James are in a cab with EZ Pass, so it can zip through the toll. Rob and Kimberly's cab doesn't. Now, if you've ridden in the back of a New York cab recently, you may know that this is actually addressed on the little thing on the back of the seat, along with the information about your Bill of Rights and so forth. It actually says that the drivers are required to use EZ Pass and to pass the savings along to you. (Seriously; it says that.) So Rob and Kim have an actual regulation-violating taxi driver, which is kind of too bad for them. So Rob and Kimberly get stuck in the cash line, which can take a while at the wrong time of day. Although honestly, this doesn't look like the wrong time of day, that much. The A(AM!)s zip through the line in their taxi. "We're screwed," says Kim.
It turns out that the Pointies' driver does basically know where the News Building is, so once he pays the toll, he gets them to the general area. But the A(AM!)s are there first, as you might expect. The EZ Pass blessing? Maybe. They run inside to where the enormous globe is, and they find the clue box right next to it, right where you'd think it should be. The clue tells them to head on foot to the East Village and find the sculpture in the picture. Phil explains that the sculpture, which they have to find with only the picture, is The Alamo. Not the real Alamo, of course. That's a fortress. At the sculpture, a woman in a yellow cap will give them their clue. Eh. There's something kind of... doofy about this. It's like the show is so famous now that they can't do anything out in public that will attract attention, so there's just this dopey lady in a hat. James and Tyler are a little bit daunted by the thought of running all the way to the East Village, which... seriously, dude. That's a hike. They're at, like, 42nd Street. Eeps.