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Albert Owens is a rugged-faced black man with a wonderful sense of humor As he says, "I have an emotional need to make people laugh." For 10 years he has performed stand-up comedy every day on the streets of New York City. In less than 15 minutes he can gather over a hundred laughing people, and hold them to watch his entire act. No one is required to pay admission, yet when he passes the hat near the end of his performance he invariably collects between 50 to several hundred dollars. People give gladly.
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In 1981, New York City had a transit strike. Only the Staten Island Ferry was running. A1 Manti, a fireman living in Brooklyn, decided to help some of his local friends by driving them to the ferry so they could get to work in lower Manhattan. "We did it for fun," says Manti. It worked so well that he decided, once the strike ended, to buy a 15-passenger van and go into business. He contacted city and state agencies, filled out the appropriate forms, and received a license to provide transportation from Brooklyn to Manhattan.