After Years of Construction, this M103 Bus Stop Finally Returns to the Bowery
The bus stop is back and it’s better than ever, hey-la, the bus stop is back. On the Bowery, that is.
It took about three months of cage-rattling by neighbors before the city finally reinstated the northbound M103 bus stop on the Bowery, just north of Delancey. The new signpost was installed in the sidewalk outside the CitizenM hotel last week.
Thus concludes the near-four-year exile of the 191 Bowery bus stop.
Between neverending roadwork at East Houston Street and the ascent of the modular CitizenM hotel, the passenger point was 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 pickup outside Whole Foods remains out of commission, though. The roadwork ended, was paved, then dug up again. You know, the city at its best.