Replacement school bus drivers restore some service during strike

School bus drivers and matrons strike in front

(Credit: School bus drivers and matrons strike in front of Amboy Bus, Company. (Charles Eckert))

School bus service resumed for 85 routes in the city Tuesday after replacement drivers got behind the wheel.

Tensions rose outside a Staten Island depot as the 116 drivers went to work in front of striking drivers but there were no arrests, the the education department said.

The replacement drivers are members of other school bus unions and were recently cerified by the city.

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Ed Koch: From Mayor to movie star

Ed Koch in the office of his campaign

(Credit: Ed Koch in the office of his campaign manager, David Garth, in September 1977.)

Editor's note: This interview was conducted before Mayor Ed Koch was admitted into the hospital.

Mayor Ed Koch is never one to mince words, and that's certainly the case with the new documentary "Koch."

The movie, made by first-time filmmaker Neil Barsky, chronicles the life and political career of the former mayor. And hizzoner is not hesitant to say that he likes it.

"Why...

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Keane gives you a taste of its U.K. home with 'Cafe'

Keane

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It's fitting that one single from Keane's latest album is titled "Sovereign Light Cafe," named after a restaurant less than 10 miles from the group's hometown of Battle, in England.

The album, "Strangeland," is a return to stadium-rocking form for the British band, a sort of homecoming after the synth-pop stylings of their previous release, "Perfect Symmetry."

Tim...

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Director Walter Hill not sly about working with Stallone

Director Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone on the

(Credit: Director Walter Hill and Sylvester Stallone on the set of "Bullet to the Head")

Walter Hill knows a thing or two about action movies, having directed Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Charles Bronson and many other stars over the course of more than three decades in the film business.

In the new buddy cop flick "Bullet to the Head," the filmmaker finally teams up with Sylvester Stallone.

amNewYork spoke with Hill about the film, which hits theaters...

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Student at P.S. 4 brought Nerf gun to school, causing lockdown

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A toy gun sparked a full lockdown of a Bronx school Tuesday morning after teachers overheard students talking about a "weapon," officials said.

A 12-year-old student at P.S. 4 brought a Nerf gun to the K-8 school on Fulton Avenue and told a classmate he was carrying a gun, which a teacher overheard and told the school administration, according to published reports.

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Mayor Koch expects to remain in the hospital for the next week

Ed Koch

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Mayor Ed Koch expects to remain at New York-Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center for at least a week, according to his spokesman, George Arzt.

"He told me, 'I'm better. I'm not good -- but I'm better,'" Arzt said Tuesday.

Koch praised the upcoming movie "Koch," about his life and political career in NYC, that premiered last night at a Museum of Modern Art...

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Frank Ocean: Charge Chris Brown in brawl

Chris Brown and Frank Ocean

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R&B artist Frank Ocean wants fellow singer Chris Brown prosecuted after a brawl over a parking space at a Los Angeles-area recording studio, authorities said Monday.

Brown is serving five years probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 and risks having his probation revoked should charges be filed.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a call Sunday about a fight involving six men in West...

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MTA eyes handful of plans to curb subway deaths

Straphangers wait for the train at a stop

(Credit: Straphangers wait for the train at a stop in Brooklyn. (Getty Images))

The MTA is weighing a handful of options to increase subway safety after the recent rash of subway deaths, including increased public safety announcements, platform barriers and a new track "intrusion detection" system.

At its monthly board meeting, the agency outlined these proposals in a special safety presentation, saying that the high rate of recent deaths -- already seven this month --...

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Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch back in hospital again for fluid issues

Ed Koch

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Days after being released from the hospital, former Mayor Ed Koch was readmitted again Monday for fluid in his lungs, his spokesman said.

Koch's lead physician, cardiologist Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum, "decided he should go back into the hospital for treatment" said Koch's spokesman, George Arzt. Koch, 88, did not go to his office Monday and was "struggling to talk" in a phone...

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Yanks ink OF Juan Rivera to minor league contract

Juan Rivera

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The Yankees signed outfielder Juan Rivera to a minor league deal Monday, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

The 12-year veteran, who made his debut with the Yankees in 2001, will be brought to camp to compete with Matt Diaz and Russ Canzler to be a right-handed hitting outfielder. Currently, the starting outfield comprises lefthanders Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson.

Rivera...

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