If you're out-of-your-gourd wasted and can't remember your address, don't even think
about hopping into Sam Abrahim's cab. He's been carting drunk a**holes around NYC for the past four years and quite frankly, he's had enough.
On the other hand, if you're sober and looking for a great Turkish restaurant, Sam's your guy. Read on to hear more stories of drunken taxi debauchery and the best place for shish kebabs.
Do you have a favorite place to go in NYC?
I love taking my kids to the Museum of Natural History
. They're in first and second grade.
Do they have a favorite dinosaur?
Where do you take them to eat after?
My favorite Turkish restaurant isn't near the museum, but it's called Bereket
. They have the best shish kebabs. Also, I love Krolewskie Jadlo
, a Polish restaurant near where I live in Ridgewood, Queens. They've got great souvlaki.
If you could give one piece of advice to a newbie cab driver, what would it be?
Be careful with the drunk people. They bother me. I cannot take them!
What makes you say that?
I've had guys throwing gyros out my window. I drove another guy to the Port Authority, and when we got there he fell asleep in the cab and wouldn't get out. I tried to wake him up and he said, "Sorry, I have no place to stay."
What did you do?
I left him and got a police officer. They woke him up and I told him, "I have no problem if you don't have the money but you need to get out of my cab. This is not a hotel!"
Museum of Natural History
79th St. and Central Park West
187 East Houston St.
66-21 Fresh Pond Rd., Ridgewood, Queens