A cow stands near a sand sculpture of Nelson Mandela made by few Indian students at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India (Photo by Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP via The Guardian)
No one lusts after the New York taxi driver. There is no flirtatious way to engage the meter, no midnight fantasy to be had about the person on the other side of the plastic partition — a space where takeout food, moldering trinkets, and the bodily realities of a 12-hour shift seem to congeal into a singular must.
But now the modern cabby, overshadowed for years by the beefcakes with fire hoses, is prepared to reveal a bit more of himself to a city that may or may not be a willing audience.
In what seems to be an industry first, a group of cabdrivers has been assembled for a pinup calendar — part winking parody, part celebration of the typical male form — posing across Manhattan beside their yellow cabs and a stable of well-placed accessories.
Taxi drivers trade anonymity for a full display (via NYT
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