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Berlin Dispatch: Osman’s Two Turkish Tips


A burly, broad-shouldered man with a mop of black-brown curls who might be in his early 50s, Osman maneuvers his taxi with a light touch, like a piano player who enjoys an easy relationship with the keys. The expression on his face is not the expression you would expect of ...

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The League of Extraordinary Baklava

Gulluoglu Baklava & Cafe on 52nd St and 2nd Ave.

There is a lot of bad baklava in this world. If you've ever fallen victim to soggy, honey-soaked, butter-laden pastry where nuts get lost and no amount of strong coffee can beat back the sweetness, you know what I'm talking about.

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Turkish Delight

Huseyin Kamal in the driver's seat.

When Huseyin Kanal picked up my co-adventurer and me at the corner of 14th and Broadway, I knew not to state my agenda right away. Holding my hunger in check, I asked him to take us to the corner of 28th and Lex and threw what’s now my standard pitch to New York cabbies…

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