April 2, 1998 |
A man ordered a driver off a city bus and drove away alone Wednesday, then slammed into an elevated train support pillar, authorities said. He suffered a broken leg. Fire rescue crews had to extricate the man, identified as Michael Smith, 45, from wreckage. He was arrested and taken to Temple University Hospital. His motive was unknown.
May 4, 1989 |
Taxis did a land-office business today and private vehicles gave lifts to commuters after the government refused to rescind its decision to fire 23,000 city bus workers who went on strike. Hundreds of buses from the neighboring state of Mexico were brought in to cover the most heavily used routes, which carry an estimated 2 million riders a day. Authorities said military vehicles might be pressed into service if needed. The government fired city bus drivers, mechanics and administrative workers who staged a one-day walkout on Wednesday over demands for a 50% wage increase.
December 27, 1985 |
Policemen commandeered a city bus to rush a dying man to a hospital after an ambulance carrying him collided with a car, injuring eight people, police said Thursday. An ambulance carrying Simon M. Malkin, 72, who had suffered a heart attack and later died, crashed into a car that pulled into the emergency vehicle's path Wednesday, police said.
July 23, 2009 |
While Jack White is touring in support of his latest indie group the Dead Weather, it was announced this week that the band that shot him to fame, the White Stripes, will release a concert film in the fall. Directed by Emmett Malloy, "Under Great White Northern Lights" follows Jack and Meg White across Canada, where they went out of their way to play unconventional venues such as a city bus and a bowling alley. It premieres at the Toronto Film Festival on Sept. 19. -- Scott T. Sterling
April 29, 1985 |
A 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded Sunday by police after the youth allegedly stole a city bus and tried to force pursuing officers off the freeway, authorities said. The unidentified teen-ager, who was shot in the abdomen, was in serious condition at San Francisco General Hospital. Officer Steven Glickman chased the youth and shot him when the boy made a gesture as if he were pulling a gun from his jacket.
March 21, 2013 |
Working with first-time actors playing versions of themselves, Michel Gondry has crafted an exuberantly chaotic vision of a teenage moment in time in "The We and the I. " The feature, set on the last day of the school year, jumps back and forth among a group of Bronx high-school students as they ride the bus home. Their fictitious route, on a real city bus, takes far longer than an actual cross-borough commute would. But the trip, beginning in bright afternoon and ending in twilight, is a figurative flight as well as an earthbound echo chamber of empty yammering and dramas both petty and huge.