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New York Minute

It was a treat to ride in a cab as a kid. The best was when we hailed one of those plump checker cabs, the kinds with the fold-out seats in the back. My brother, sister, and I would fight to claim those two seats.

Checker cabs were the bomb.

[Picture by Joel Zimmer]


1 Yankee Mama   ~  Jun 21, 2011 11:12 am

I miss them. They gave the city character (not that we were lacking). In those days, we could really pile people into those and smoke cigarettes to boot. Ah nostalgia.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 21, 2011 11:48 am

You smoked more than a cigarette, lady, admit it. Oh, wait, that was in the last car of the 1 train.

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