Saw a perfectly maintained Checker Cab parked under some scaffolding on Hick Street in Brooklyn the other day and, since no one was about who looked like the owner, I took a good long gander at the interior.
Ever wonder about those scenes from old movies where four people climb into the back of a cab and have a confab, two seated in the back seat and two faces them with their backs to the camera? Well, that wasn't a movie contrivance. There plenty room for four in the back. Take a look at that back seat! It could comfortably seat three across. And attached to the back of the front seat are two round black stools that can be folded down if they're needed. Luxurious.