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June 28, 2014

For a few hours, Box Street, a semi-industrial thoroughfare in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, seemed a whole lot like Kzoo.

Kzoo is the city-endorsed nickname (and its approved spelling) for Kalamazoo, Mich. — a place that Checker automobile enthusiasts know as the home of the b...

December 20, 1999

New York City's last Checker cab was sold at auction Saturday for $134,500 -- much higher than Sotheby's had estimated for the 21-year-old car.

The winner, an anonymous telephone bidder, and losing bidder Andy Murstein were neck and neck until the price got to $110,000,...

July 28, 1999

The last day of the last Checker cab in New York should have been full of nostalgia and romance, the storied retirement of a much-loved machine integral to the city's lore and lure. 

Instead, it was filled with hassles. 

First there was the gnawing pain in Earl Johnson's...

August 7, 1998

Morris Markin, a clothier from Chicago, Illionis became the owner of a Joliet, Illionis auto-body manufacturer when its owner defaulted on a $15,000 personal loan from Markin. The facility made bodies forCommon Wealth Motors who marketed the vehicles to cab companies u...

March 28, 1997

The father, the mother, the daughter and the tiny white Maltese dog barreled across 49th Street brimming with intent, waving at the bloated yellow taxi that seemed to have materialized from the mists of some golden age of cabs, yelling for it to stop, stop, just stop,...

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