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Reader Fare: The Pita that Inspired a Poem

Before the birth of hipster food carts, before the Vendy Awards, before eating on the street was ever considered cool, Muhammad Rahman was selling lamb pita from a cart on 45th St. and 6th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. Muhammad’s devotees know his story well. Within a few years of leaving ...

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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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