NY cabbies are stars of a new calendar

This gentleman is just one of 12 New York taxicab drivers featured in a charity calendar. (Shannon McLaughlin/Fauna Photography) This gentleman is just one of 12 New York taxicab drivers featured in a charity calendar. (Shannon McLaughlin/Fauna Photography)

Kittens. Firefighters. Police officers. The cast of “Downton Abbey.”

There’s a calendar for all of those groups.

And now, thanks to some budding entrepreneurs in New York, there is a calendar for the men in yellow — Yellow Cabs that is.

Mark Byrnes, an associate editor at The Atlantic Cities reports that the New York Taxi Drivers 2014 Beefcake Calendar is the brainchild of Phil Kirkman with photography by Shannon McLaughlin. It’s a charitable effort with 100 percent of the proceeds going to University Settlement, a nonprofit that helps immigrants, low-wage workers and families in New York. The charity The New York Taxi Workers Alliance notes that 90 percent of the city’s cabdrivers are immigrants.

The calendars sell for $11.99. Kirkman said they’ve sold 4,500 to date.

A different cabbie is featured each month. The poses are . . . playful to say the least.

This post has been updated.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.

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