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At 92, Cab Driver Still Navigates Manhattan

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At 92, Cab Driver Still Navigates Manhattan

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At 92, Cab Driver Still Navigates Manhattan

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Johnnie "Spider" Footman has been driving a cab for quite some time in New York City. The 92 year old is the city's oldest cabbie, according to the New York Post. He has no plans to retire.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Decades ago, John Wayne hailed a cab in New York City. His cabbie's name was Johnnie "Spider" Footman. Turns out, Spider is still driving the streets of Manhattan. The New York Post says the 92-year-old is the city's oldest cabbie. Spider landed in New York from Florida in 1937. He was escaping racism in the South. Spider, who loves chatting and smoking cigars, has no plan to retire. He told the Post my style is: Listen to me, I know quite a bit. It's MORNING EDITION.

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