Modern Living: The Survival of the Fittest

A cab rider is a special breed. He will always ride a cab. We will never lose him. —Manager of a Manhattan taxi firm

That's what they said about the water buffalo too, and the peregrine falcon. After a 50% increase in taxi fares last month, the Great New York City Cab Rider looked like another endangered species. But, wily and adaptable creature that he is, he has begun appearing on the city's streets in resource ful new guises. As a result, now it is the cabbies, more than the riders, who are in...

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