Transport strike cripples New York.
New York, United States of America (USA).
Various shots of cameramen and reporters and blocks of microphones at a press conference in New York during the transport strike. CU. Sign 'Civil Jail City of New York'. MS. Reporters and strikers clambering around the doorway to the jail. Various shots of traffic scenes around the centre of New York showing congested streets and many pedestrians - traffic still moving and except for the absence of the buses could be taken for normal heavy traffic in the streets around Times Square. GV. Bridge linking Manhattan with the east boroughs with the Manhattan skyline in background. Various shots, including travelling shots, of dense traffic composed almost entirely of private cars slowly moving across the congested bridges from Manhattan to the east. Shots of dense crowds of commuters packing the entrance and platform approaches of Pennsylvania station. High angle long shot of heavily congested road junction as the cars filter in to already congested highway. Various shots of crowds of pressmen and cameramen clambering around Mayor of New York with a few policemen trying to keep the crowd back. Various shots of hundreds of pedestrians walking across the footpaths which are built alongside the roadway on the bridges that cross from Manhattan to the east side. Shots of pedestrians crowding the pavements of New York in the rain, many hold umbrellas. MS. Huge queues of commuters at station awaiting the few trains that are still running. GV. Congested road with hundreds of cars coming towards camera in the evening, they all have lights on. Various shots of pressmen following the Mayor as he walks to his office. GV. Manhattan skyline. Crowd of commuters.
Date found in the old record - 09/01/1966.