01 Mar '14, 2am

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Driving a gypsy cab is one of the most dangerous jobs in New York City. Since 1990, 180 drivers -- an average of over two a month -- have been killed while on duty, according to the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. At Seaman so many drivers have been killed--four in the past 6 years -- that the company softball league is named after them. It's now called Liga de Los Taxistas Los Martires, or The Martyr's Taxi League. At Broad Dyckman Car Service on Dyckman Avenue, four drivers have also been killed in six years. The most recent death was in November, when 38-year-old Jose Leonel Beato was shot in the head in the South Bronx. At Audubon Car Service on Amsterdam Avenue, it's the same story. The manager of the service, Nelson Camacho, pulls out a roster sheet of the company's 200 or so drivers. In the world of gypsy cabbies, a driver's dispatch number is his ident...

Full article: http://www.taxi-library.org/marosi.htm

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