The unusually generous tip was left to a Queens cab driver.Photo: Photo: Newsday.com
Amira: Do you have any good angles for this cab-baby story?
Catucci: That’s tough. You can be funny, but you don’t want to go overboard. There’s a million and one tasteless jokes to make.
Amira: Haha, yeah, I know.
Amira: I mean, the baby’s probably better off. The dad doesn’t really seem like a stand-up guy.
Catucci: You could go the heartwarming route, like here’s something for the city to rally around.
Catucci: When was the last time there was a story like this to capture our imagination? Baby Jessica had a well; we have this girl in a livery cab. Or something.
Amira: Yeah, that could work.
Catucci: It’s a sign of the new New York.
Amira: It’s a little strange that Commissioner Kelly is surprised that nobody recognized this baby. I mean, how many babies do you know?
Catucci: Babies all look same. (Wait … now that I look at the photo again, that’s my baby!)
Amira: Exactly. It’s like saying, “Whose Chihuahua is this?”