From The New York Times:
Christopher Davie, 32, a hairdresser by profession, turned into traffic cop at Eighth Avenue and 29th Street.... Charles Eads, a drapery installer in town from Utah on business, was another impromptu traffic cop.Hairdresser? Drapery installer?
"Are you scared?" Howard Rosen called out to his two boys, Ryan, 8, and Brandon, 12, stranded high up in the Ferris wheel that stands in the center of the Toys "R" Us in Times Square.Aw!
"Yeah," they replied. They buried their heads in their arms, and store employees pulled out ladders to rescue those on the lowest cars. A small girl at the top began to sob.
"Dad," Brandon called to Mr. Rosen, visiting from Miami. "I'm never coming here again."