The hidden world of NYC food delivery

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Traffic in New York City. Photo credit: Nanira/CC 2.0, via Pixabay

A crazy thing happens in NYC as nighttime approaches. As rush hour picks up, delivery men on bikes start racing through the streets to get people their restaurant food while it’s still hot. This service is essential to the lives of many New Yorkers, though some view the delivery men as a threat to public safety. In the latest episode of her KCRW podcast Nocturne, Vanessa Lowe speaks with Cesar, a delivery man who works 60 hours a week for mostly tips.

Special thanks to the Independent Producer Project.