Our favorite part of Brooklyn is the back corner booth at 68 Jay (it’s a bar) in Dumbo. We also like the outside booths at Pedro’s (it’s a bar) in Dumbo when the weather’s nice. We also like our front stoop, which is only 35 paces from the beer fridge at the corner bodega.
RAZA Where I hailed him: Upper West Side Where he hails from: Pakistan Years as a cabbie: 9 Previous profession: Always a cabbie
When the weather is nice and I have money, I love Brooklyn Heights. I live in Queens, but for Brooklyn? I love the Heights. The Promenade especially. I think a lot of people go there for romantic reasons; it’s like the beach for people in California. Very nice area.
TED Where I hailed him: Penn Station Where he hails from: Kansas Years as a cabbie: 2 Previous profession: Student
I guess Williamsburg. That’s a good neighborhood — lot of bars there, and some ok places to eat. I like it because there are a lot of people my age, a lot of younger people, so it’s more exciting than other areas. Always stuff going on, even late at night. A lot of pretty girls, too.
WILLIAM Where I hailed him: Kips Bay Where he hails from: Coney Island Years as a cabbie: 16 Previous profession: Always a driver
Coney Island! What other neighborhood even competes? I grew up around there, so I know it really well. There’s so much stuff to do. You got the beach, the boardwalk, the rides... let’s see, what else? Oh, Nathan’s! Nathan’s hot dogs, the best. I still can’t believe they shut down Astroland. That place is worldwide famous, one of the best parts of the city.
DARIUS Where I hailed him: Midtown Where he hails from: Iran Years as a cabbie: 4 Previous profession: Street vendor
I live in Bensonhurst. It’s not a bad place, but not great, either. I haven’t been to a lot of other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, except for driving though them, but you can’t really tell what they’re like just by that. I’ve lived in Bensonhurst for about two years. Before that I was up in the Bronx. I moved because I got married. That’s the good thing about the area; the rent is pretty cheap for New York. My wife works, too, and we’re able to afford a good place. The neighborhood isn’t great, but no one bothers you. The big problem is that the city is pretty far away, so commuting takes a long time.