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Nota Bene: Insider Views of the Metropolis

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A bike messenger who won Monster Track, an illegal race through New York City.
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How do workers find meaning in a low-paid, dangerous, and at times stigmatized job? Take bike couriers, a controversial bunch. Demonized by many urban drivers and pedestrians, they also elicit a romantic curiosity. Often jauntily distinctive in dress...

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