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From The Streets of Manhattan


I’m sure there are pieces out there, but I have not gotten to them yet, on the impact this is having on cab drivers (you know us for our pro-immigrant concern). This is what, three days before Christmas? You can get a cab anywhere. You may not move much when you get in it and it will cost you a lot so you’re not going to hail it. But, man, save for during the Republican convention–when so many random streets were closed–I have never seen so many empty cabs. At all hours. Three days before Christmas. The dudes with scarves-and-gloves set-ups on city streets strike me as the only ones doing well during this. (Though the weather guy on CNN just said the temp is going up tomorrow, so their swing may soon be history.)


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