Best Bus Driver Since Ralph Kramden - 2002
As many a long day toiling at The Village Voice closes, I board the express bus back home to Brooklyn. If I get to my stop on Broadway and 8th Street by six, I will be chauffeured by the city's finest and friendliest bus driver, GARY HOROWITZ. As I board the X27, he will greet me by name, as he does all his regulars; he'll take the time to answer the questions of waiting riders; he'll tell folks before they board if there are no seats left. My favorite Gary-ism is his daily habit of announcing to his passengers as we make our last stop in Manhattan, "Next stophome for the evening."