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.

Recent Stories

Hinds Talk the ‘Prettiest Curse’ and Love for NYC [Interview]

Spanish indie rock outfit Hinds drops their much anticipated third album today, The Prettiest Curse. Prior to the pandemic, I chatted with lead singer and guitarist Carlotta Cosails. An unabashed fan, my goal was to avoid becoming awkward fangirl, Mel, from Flight of the Conchords. A nearly impossible feat, as Hinds’ first two albums, Leave […]

The Reason You Don’t See Trash Cans on the Lower East Side

You may have noticed the lack of trash cans on street corners around the Lower East Side this week. Vanished seemingly overnight. As a precaution this week, the city quietly removed receptacles from neighborhoods overwhelmingly hit by unrest and looting following the killing of George Floyd. It’s estimated that roughly 2,000 were temporarily towed citywide, […]

Pink Protest Signage Screams Poor Taste at the Museum of Ice Cream

When New York City begins its reopening on Monday, SoHo will be boarded up as if for a hurricane, and the streets emptier than when the COVID-19 shutdown began. Signage of the luxury retailers has also been erased by the appearance of bare plywood, Black Lives Matter graffiti, or both. But the Museum of Ice […]

A Scene, Unseen: LES Music Venues, Musicians Stay Visible Despite Closures

By the time this article is published, 11 weeks of self-isolation will have passed. It’s been 11 weeks since many of us have gone to work, since grocery stores have felt safe, and since handshakes have felt friendly. And those are only the most banal, everyday changes. When it comes to the moments we share […]

Lower East Side Businesses Boarded up their Storefronts Amidst Citywide Looting

When the pandemic hit, it was mainly the luxury stores in SoHo that began boarding up the windows for fear of looting. It’s now a reality in the atmosphere following the controversial death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in Minneapolis police custody. For days, looters took to the streets, oftentimes piggybacking off […]