Yellow Cab Blues: Learning The Ropes as a New Cabbie in the City
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 04:00 AM
In New York, like a lot of cities across the country, the people who drive taxis are usually immigrants. At a school for new cabbies in New York, drivers learn to navigate the city streets and adjust to a new culture. They come from all over the world looking for a new life in the U.S.
As part of her documentary Yellow Cab Blues, the BBC's Cathy Fitzgerald visited the school in the basement of a restaurant in Queens where the city's newest drivers learn how to avoid tickets and charm passengers for better tips.
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