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Dinner as Deafening

If you read my last post about Nuyorican Super Cabbie Iris Javed, you know she’s led a life of extremes. You also know that no ordinary restaurant would satisfy the cravings of this wonder woman behind the wheel. Enter Sofrito – a Midtown East hot spot that’s part salsa club, ...

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The Hack as Hero: Part 2

The Village Voice called her “a driver worthy of a superhero comic book” and voted her the best cab driver in New York in 2004. The New York Observer dubbed her “Iris the Fare.” I call this 39-year-old mother of three – who dressed dolls and drove 18-wheelers before she ...

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