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Souvlaki and a Second Strike of Lightning

After five blocks in motion and 15 minutes of curbside conversation, José Pego finally decided I’d better try the lamb souvlaki at Opa! The cabbie – who emigrated to New York as a teenager, dropped out of NYU and has been driving a taxi for 32 years – was born ...

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A Banker Falls and a Cabbie Rises

What’s your idea of a ‘typical’ New York City cabbie? Is it a heavy-set Russian who’s been driving for generations? A jovial Haitian? A Pakistani with a bluetooth clamped to his ear? How about a recently unemployed banker descended from fallen Hungarian nobility? Ladies and gentlemen, meet Michael Dick. Michael ...

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