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The Joy of Jamaican

Though three days passed between my taxi ride with Constance Marie Barnes and the trip to her favorite Jamaican restaurant, the meal at The Door felt like a seamless continuation of the easy warmth I found in her cab. The restaurant was packed with a well-dressed, after-church crowd when my ...

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Constance Marie and The Door to Jamaica

When she’s not driving a yellow cab or working toward her nursing degree, Constance Marie Barnes makes a potato salad “that can slap your mama,” prays for her passengers, and goes to McDonald’s for one reason: their bathroom. The pint-sized cabbie from Queens – who would go vegan if it ...

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