The video shows a shirtless male passenger repeatedly punching 36-year-old Lyft driver Eduardo Madiedo from the backseat. The passenger then spewed profanities at Madiedo and attempted to climb into the front seat before exiting the vehicle.
The suspect was with a woman and asked to be driven to Mount Sinai Hospital in Long Island City.
Madiedo did not suffer any serious injuries, but Lyft said it has since permanently banned the passenger from its platform.
No arrest have been made.
In a statement Lyft said:
"Safety is fundamental to Lyft and the behavior described is unacceptable. There is no place for violence of any kind in our community. We have permanently banned the passenger and have reached out to the driver to offer our support. We stand ready to assist law enforcement with their investigation."