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Lucky Star Bus Moving to New Location on Canal Street

Posted August 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

The DOT ruled two months ago to reject the Diaspora bus company’s application to operate inside the old Fung Wah depot at 139 Canal Street. Much of the issue centered on how a bus stop here would adversely affect the Mahayana Buddhist temple next door. Well, it seems there wasn’t much opposition from on high about the Boston-based […]

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Local Electeds Praise Enforcement of Intercity Chinatown Bus Regulations

Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

Elected officials are now happy to report that the NYPD and DOT are enforcing recently-forged regulations imposed upon the Chinatown bus industry. As previously reported, curbside bus operators citywide are now required to carry permits to pick up and drop off in NYC. Companies caught without permits, operating outside of approved zones, or straying from set schedules can […]

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SPaCE Block Association Unveils Chinatown Bus ‘Reporting Tool’

Last modified August 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Many outspoken residents living in the so-called bus depot of Chinatown remain skeptical about the enforcement of recent legislation to regulate the industry. Since the city apparently sucks at policing the Chinatown bus situation, despite assurances to the contrary, locals are getting all vigilante. Due to “mounting frustration,” they’re taking matters into their own hands. […]

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DOT and NYPD Committed to Enforcing Regulations in Chinatown Bus Industry

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Local politicians are finally expending more political capital on the “wild west” of the Chinatown bus industry. According to a statement released yesterday by State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Councilmember Margaret Chin, and Borough President Gale Brewer, the Department of Transportation and NYPD have committed to enforcement of intercity bus regulations in […]

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First Sightings of Donation Pickups from Illegal Pink Boxes

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:05 am

Apparently the locals are already duped by the placement of those ubiquitous pink collection boxes. Many of the “Our Neighborhood Recycling” bins have been stuffed with plenty of goods, even with overflow piling up on sidewalks. Meanwhile, a Boogie reader sent in the following image of a driver unloading bags of bounty into rented Enterprise trucks. […]

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DOT Denies 2 of 3 New Chinatown Bus Locations Planned for Canal Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

The cacophonous crew of Canal Street denizens scored another victory against the over-saturated Chinatown bus industry. You’ll recall that last month, three established Chinatown bus operators sought curbside stops along the easternmost corridor of Canal, angering the locals. The SPaCE block association helped lead the opposition, which claimed that the area was being turned into […]

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The Fight for Canal Street: CB3 Mobilizes Against New Bus Applicants

Last modified August 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Last night, the transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 spent three hours discussing the constant issues surrounding the Chinatown bus industry, and ultimately voting on a number of applicant hopefuls. A rep from the Department of Transportation was there and definitely heard a raft of shit… Yes. In a furor not witnessed since Yo! Bus […]

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Cochinita Dos Opening at 49 Canal Street on May 9

Last modified May 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Despite the swift liquor license denial by Community Board 3 in March, Cochinita Dos is nevertheless launching in Chinatown. Opening day is May 9. And many neighbors in the vicinity of 49 Canal Street are quite pumped about their arrival. After all, this marks the only Mexican food within spitting distance. Regarding the style of […]

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And How Do You Feel About the Demise of Pearl Paint?

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

The following is a guest post written by Terri Ciccone. Pearl Paint has closed its red doors for the final time, ending an 80-year legacy as a unique resource and community for artists. The discount art supply store spent 80 years in the neighborhood, 50 of which at 308 Canal Street (it opened in 1933 […]

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Notes from CB3: Cochinita Dos Denied Full Liquor, Bikinis Denied Expansion

Last modified March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

This month’s SLA agenda for Community Board 3 was rather light on the “big ticket” applicants. But last night’s subcommittee meeting was not without its drama. Herewith, a brief breakdown of the action. Gaia Lounge, 103 East 2nd Street This is the hookah bar that relocated from Temple of Ankh on Clinton Street, an establishment […]

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