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New York Dispatch: Driving off the Menu

jin drivers seat

You probably won’t believe me when I tell you that on the night of my first cab ride with a driver from southern China, I just happened to have a Cantonese-speaking friend along for the adventure. But that’s exactly what happened.

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A Year in Rear View

new york taxi rear view

No, I'm not going to write another top 10 list. But this was too rich a year not to dish out some highlights. So in the name of taking stock and in the spirit of microblogging, here are 2010's funniest, tastiest, scariest, most humiliating and most enlightening moments from taxicabs on two continents.

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New York Dispatch: From Hacking to Endless Buffet

larosh buffet with alam

I've lost track of how many random taxis I've gotten into over the past three going on four years, but every time every time I start wondering if cabbies really are the best source of restaurant recommendations, I meet drivers like Alam, who lead me to places I'd have a hard time finding myself.

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New York Dispatch: Is that a banana in your taxi?

taxi queensboro

Marathon Sunday. New York City. I had visions of giving out banana after banana to exhausted, potassium-depleted runners. Then a cook from the Modern got in my cab and led me to French-Korean pastries far from the race day madness.

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