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Is Hell Square the Latest ‘Gray Line’ Attraction?

Last modified November 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

Is Hell Square the latest hop-on/hop-off bus attraction for tourists? If this sight at the corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets is any indication, let’s hope not. A Boogie tipster sent along the above image, noting that the Gray Line double-decker stopped for customers at this spot, one of the most congested areas on the […]

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City Installs Countdown Clock at Rutgers Street M9 Bus Stop

Posted October 16, 2017 at 5:13 am

Hark, weary commuters. There is a new piece of tech hardware at the northwest corner of East Broadway and Rutgers Street. Indeed, the city installed a new countdown clock for the downtown M9 bus stop over the weekend. The bus information is posted on both the sign and available via audio cue. This is seemingly […]

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Still no Cleanup a Month After City Bus Plowed through Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

It’s been a few days shy of a month since a southbound city bus barreled through the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The other victim in that accident was the Allen Mall infrastructure – the steel fence and bench were equally mangled. Since the crash, seemingly no attention has been paid […]

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Locals Vent About Shoddy MTA Bus Service on the Lower East Side [RECAP]

Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:15 am

Last night was the town hall extravaganza organized and emceed by State Senator Daniel Squadron. Turnout was impressive – in the dozens – all to discuss and vent frustrations about MTA bus service, its pitfalls, and ways to improve the overall system. The room was chock full of local politicians (Margaret Chin, Scott Stringer) and reporters […]

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Bring Your Complaints to Squadron’s MTA Bus Town Hall Tonight

Posted November 17, 2015 at 5:12 am

Sick of erratic M15 arrivals, bus route problems, lack of countdown clocks, or the like? Now is your chance to sound off about the pitfalls of MTA bus service on the Lower East Side. State Senator Squadron is hosting a town hall tonight dedicated to the bus system and urging community folk to attend. The […]

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M15 Bus Service Rerouted Thanks to Neverending Roadwork on East Houston

Posted January 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

The neverending clusterfuck of construction on East Houston apparently requires an army of machinery. At last count the embattled traffic artery now boasts eight backhoes and related equipment, positioned between Forsyth and Allen. In addition, a double wide shoulder was created outside the Sunshine Cinema. Such roadwork is wreaking havoc on traffic patterns with no end in […]

Yo! Bus Confusion Over Pickup Location?

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

YO! Bus plopped itself on Pike Street shortly before Christmas, servicing routes to and from Philadelphia. But it seems there might still some confusion amongst the drivers in the fleet about pickup location and route.

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M9 Bus Route to be Restored January 6

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

While straphangers continue to fume over imminent MTA fare hikes, there is good news to report on the city bus front.

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Silver, Squadron, and Chin Urge DOT to Relocate Yo! Bus Stop

Posted September 24, 2012 at 6:09 am

Despite an overwhelming negative response from the community, the bus stop placement beside SEWARD PARK was quickly approved by the DOT.

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Breaking: Yo! Bus to Start Operating On Essex Street Next Week

Last modified September 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Done deal, it was. Service for the community-opposed Yo! Bus begins next week here on the Lower East Side

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