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NYC's oldest cab driver is still hackin' it at 92 | Yellow Cab NYC

NYC's oldest cab driver is still hackin' it at 92 | Yellow Cab NYC

NYC’s oldest cab driver is still hackin’ it at 92 by Brooklyn Mark on April 1, 2012 · 1 comment It’s been a fare to remember. The city’s oldest hack is Johnnie “Spider” Footman, a cigar-munching 92-year-old from Harlem who’s been on the job since Franklin Roosevelt was in the White House.” “I don’t know anything else,” Footman told The Post. Over his storied career behind the wheel, he’s ferried movie stars such as John Wayne and Rock Hudson, suffered countless bad tippers — and tolerated passengers getting frisky in his back seat. Well, until the new hybrids arrived. CHECKER PAST: Cabby Johnnie “Spider” Footman began trawling the Big Apple’s streets in 1945 (below), and he’s seen it all. “They had sex in the back in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s,” he recalled with a twinkle in his eye. “The cabs were a lot bigger then.” He drives his cab two days a week, and spends another two ...

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