Neighbors Fight for the Return of M103 Bus Stops on the Bowery

Posted on: January 3rd, 2019 at 5:00 am by

With three simultaneous construction projects now complete, neighbors along the Bowery are calling for the immediate return of two displaced northbound M103 bus stops.

Between neverending roadwork at East Houston Street and the ascent of the modular CitizenM hotel, both passenger points were essentially removed from use. You’ll recall that 191 Bowery had been shifted up the block to Vandal back in 2015, a space that had been in direct competition with idling taxis. Then water main work on this spot essentially eliminated the stop.

The uptown bus stop outside Whole Foods (271 Bowery) was likewise compromised by the decade-running East Houston Reconstruction Project.

Now that the projects are ostensibly complete, residents nearby are itching for the return of the northbound stops.

For those looking to travel uptown, the closest stops to here are Grand Street or East 2nd Street. It’s about a half-mile stretch of the Bowery without a bus stop.

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