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Peter Franklin
Every week, New York City's last English speaking cab driver, Peter Franklin (known as the Gabby Cabby) brings his true tales of the Big Apple to First News with Keeler in the Morning. Peter has been featuring the Gabby Cabby on his morning radio show since the 90's. (Photo courtesy of Vimeo.com)
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On Keeler: The Gabby Cabby, Peter Franklin, From The Streets of New York City

 

Here's are this week's "True Tales of New York City" as told by Franklin.

****The Zimmerman verdict came in and the media got what it wanted.  It turned a bad incident into a racial thing.  T

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Cindy Ord, Getty Images
Cindy Ord, Getty Images
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Keeler: Eliot Spitzer Song Parody

Former New York Governor, Eliot Spitzer is running for New York City Comptroller and back when his prostitution scandal hit the media in March of 2008, Bill Keeler produced a song parody that was featured on CNN called, Love Client Number Nine

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Keeler’s Madmen Cocktail of the Week – May 5th

One of New York

City's greatest

restaurants is the

famed 21 Club and

their Bloody Mary is

the original, it's

where the drink got

its start.  Cocktails

at breakfast are a staple for Don Draper

and the crew at Sterling and

Cooper and there's not a better place

in the world to enjoy this drink

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Daniel Barry, Getty Images
Daniel Barry, Getty Images
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New York City Proposes Raising Cigarette Purchase Age to 21

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is at it again!  This time, he's attempting to pass another law that will protect adults from themselves as he attempts to raise the smoking age to 21, up from the current 18

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THE Holy Hand Grenade, Flickr
THE Holy Hand Grenade, Flickr
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Boating Season in NYC Reservoirs Best Ever

Environmental Protection commissioner Carter Strickland announced Friday that the 2012 recreational boating season on New York City reservoirs was the most successful to date.

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Jeanette Lenoir, WIBX
Jeanette Lenoir, WIBX
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What’s Your Traffic Commute Headache?

Utica, NY (WIBX) - After some folks in NYC became frustrated by the closure of Lincoln Tunnel, we here at WIBX decided to ask you about your worst commute...

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New York City Board of Health Weighing a Ban on Large Movie Popcorn

Look out, New Yorkers — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Board of Health aren’t just after your large sodas. Now they want your bucket-sized popcorn and jumbo milkshakes, too.

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
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DiNapoli Launches Audits On Upstate Schools, Offers To Help Oneida County Tackle Edu Budget

Utica, NY (WIBX) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is launching an audit of several charter schools in different parts of the state to provide oversight to see how taxpayer dollars are being spent.

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Rockefeller Center Tree
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Annual Tree Lighting Tonight In NYC

New York, NY (WIBX) - Tonight kicks off the 78th annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

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