you're flying into Laguardia, JFK, or Newark airports, your first
impression of a New Yorker will probably be that of your cab driver.
lucky, it will be "Jack the Hack".
In a city of
over 40,000 taxi drivers, Jack the Hack is arguably the most famous
New York cabbie. One thing that makes him unique is that he is
friendly driver who knows where he's going. But
the thing that really makes him
special is his love for driving a
taxi in New York City which he has been doing
for the last 55
years, making him one of the oldest cabbies around.
If you are
lucky enough to get into Jack's cab during your visit to New York,
you'll feel like it's your birthday as he'll probably give you "Have
a Happy Day"
balloons and buttons that will be sure to put a smile on
The only thing he loves more than driving his cab is his
family, as pictures of his
wife, children and grandchildren are
Jack is a real New York character who has his
passengers intrigued as he tells
his stories ranging from the
many famous celebrities he's driven to the time he
Jack the Hack was recently featured on the CBS show "Sunday
Morning" in a
story about how New York's oldest Taxi driver
finally received his long awaited
high school diploma which was
put on hold when he was drafted into WWII.
Then there's the story
of Jack and his wife Harriet attending his high school prom
Midwood High in Brooklyn at the age of 75 but let Jack tell you the rest
only he can do.