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Cuchifritos Forever!

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Lemie, a supposedly shy cabbie who's been driving for seven years, opens up about his first fare (who tried to pay him with two cans of Folger's coffee) and the Puerto Rican restaurant he's been going to since he was in the womb.

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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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