Taxi confidential : life, death, and 3 a.m. revelations in New York City cabs / Amy Braunschweiger.
By: Braunschweiger, Amy.Material type: BookPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : 671 Press, c2009Edition: First edition.Description: 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0982173326; 9780982173329.Other title: Life, death, and 3 a.m. revelations in New York City cabs.Subject(s): Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Anecdotes | Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews | Taxicabs -- New York (State) -- New York -- Anecdotes | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 388.3/4232
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An outrageous encounter in a cab is a rite of passage in New York City. Trap two or more strangers in a careening yellow sedan and add an unexpected variable-say, a well-armed transvestite hooker, the urgent need for a restroom, or a stabbing victim-and the story that emerges is sure to be worth telling. In Taxi Confidential, cabbies ranging from a lead-footed pothead to a philosophizing immigrant sage grapple with what chance tosses their way. Author Amy Braunschweiger uncovers the best taxi stories from the 1970s through present day, and takes the reader on a 100-mile-per-hour ride through Gotham's darkest alleys, roughest neighborhoods, and hidden sweet spots.
Scared senseless : fares that make the brave turn yellow -- Welcome to the nuthouse : insane passengers, bizarre coincidences, and hilarious experiences -- Hero worship : superheroes sans tights and capes -- Remarkable encounters : fares with wisdom and sometime fame -- Cabbie overachievers : when the meter's not running -- Hooking up : sex, love, and the yellow cab -- Culture crash : race, religion, and confrontation -- Welcome to New York, you @%! : unsuspecting tourists meet taxis -- Last call : closing time high jinks.