Goldberg the Goniff

Nobody robbed his passengers with more finesse

Photo by Josh Feiber on Unsplash

His name was Goldberg. He was the kind of New York City taxi driver everybody loves. Goldberg was an anachronism. He was born and bred in Brooklyn, spoke fluent Brooklynese, knew where everything is, had a wisecrack for every appropriate situation, made good money when he worked, and in short, was the taxi driver every rider wishes would pick him up…

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