Yo! Bus Gains Community Board 3 Support for New Pike Street Stop

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

[Nice Bike! | Photo: Community Board 3/Google]

Bus stop coming. After accepting defeat by the hands of Seward Park in late September, Greyhound-Peter Pan brass returned to the CB3 transportation subcommittee last night with tail firmly between proverbial legs. As previously reported, curbside venture Yo! Bus seeks support for a pickup location near 2 Pike Street for service to Philly only. More precisely, the concrete spit of median opposite the former Mobil gas station. There will be fourteen total round trips daily, and only one bus onsite at a time. Ticketing office is inside 98 East Broadway.

This time around, there was virtually zero opposition. The crowd of mostly journalism students and some local media was rather tame. Few questions and no TV crews. Motion to approve the new bus stop carried with three votes in the affirmative and one abstention. Approval is conditioned upon the following stipulations, agreement of which will also be confirmed by letter:

  1. Personnel must be onsite to supervise loading, unloading, and any passenger question.
  2. Said workers are responsible for cleanup, with trash bags departed the neighborhood by bus.
  3. Yo! Bus will only sell tickets for the number of seats in each vehicle, with specific numbering system to determine boarding.
  4. Yo! Bus will work with Lower East Side Employment Network to hire locally.
  5. There will be a nine-month trial period, including a requirement to report back to the community after six months.

The full community board will vote on the matter later this month.

Recent Stories

95 Allen St., future home of Empanada Mama
Empanada Mama Breaks Ground on Allen Street; Full Liquor License Sought

Empanada Mama is heading toward full upgrade in every sense of the word. Not only will the Colombian joint open a much larger location south of Delancey this spring, but it’s also on the hunt for an OP liquor license. As previously reported, Empanada Mama last month signed a lease at 95 Allen Street, formerly home […]

bieber-billboard-1
Someone Shot Paintballs at Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Ad on East Houston

The brief respite from Justin Bieber’s bod (which may or may not be Photoshopped) in NoHo came to an end earlier this week. Calvin Klein hoisted the second in the series of ad banners at its token spot above East Houston, this after days of indecision. And the haters have apparently come out of the […]

The Lams of Ludlow Street, Photo: Thomas Holton
This Photographer Followed One Family on Ludlow Street for 12 Years

Photographer Thomas Holton didn’t grow up in Chinatown, but felt a strong connection to the neighborhood. His grandparents had lived there, and he always saw it as more than a tourist destination. While spending a few months in 2002 accompanying a housing advocate who worked in the area, Holton met the Lam family, a couple […]

pier35-2
Looking at the Lack of Substantial Progress at Pier 35 [PHOTOS]

2015 saw the deliverance of a mostly-complete East River Esplanade at Rutgers Slip. Exercise equipment, basketball courts, and bocce sandboxes were all unveiled a year ago. But not really for the adjacent pier, which was supposed have wrapped by now. The first concrete progress (pun intended) of the future Pier 35 is now visible, albeit […]

174rivington-bar
Art Lounge Debuts at 174 Rivington Street, Replacing Red Velvet

There is a new art-themed bar that soft-launched at 174 Rivington Street this week, thereby replacing Red Velvet. The newcomer took the address as its namesake. 174 Rivington Bar – opened by Luca Carucci and Joseph Peraino – is filling the shoes of a problem predecessor. Red Velvet previously held court here for nearly five […]

  • Rima Finzi-Strauss

    A reasonable location for the Greyhound Bus stop ( I can’t bring myself yet to say ‘YO’ Bus since it’s such a dopey name). But let this be the first, and the last, request for curbside bus services in our immediate neighborhood. The Lower East Side (this is NOT Chinatown) should NOT be a dumping grounds for curbside bus services!! NYC needs another bus terminal.

    All the other major cities have curbside buses operating out of terminals: Boston, Washington, Philadelphia- why not NYC?