Cabby Author:Leonard Jordan EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE... — ...all around the town. There isn't an inch of New York City that Arnold Shumsky doesn't know like the palm of his empty hand. Shumsky sees life through the windshield of his taxi-the hookers, businessmen, tourists, addicts, models, and drunks who move from point to point in the dusk-to-dawn hours when Shumsky plies his ... more »trade. He's a freelance knight errant on a Checker charger, looking for dragons to slay and maidens to ravish. He's learned that it's always darkest just before the total blackout - and then Con Ed raises the rates.
He's been beat up, knocked down and worked over a thousand times.