139 Canal Street

Lucky Star Buses Begin Operating on Canal Street Months Before Promised Date; Fung Wah Fails Again

Posted July 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

For Chinatown buses, the competition is fierce. Lucky Star sure as shit wasn’t gonna let its failed nemesis Fung Wah potentially get the head start down by the Manhattan Bridge. Oh, no. Top brass played the game of preempting the enemy into battle, and ultimately won. They’re in the new home and Fung Wah is out […]

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Fung Wah and Lucky Star Bus Companies will Operate Side-by-Side on Canal Street Come Fall

Posted April 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

Get ready, because Canal Street by the bridge will likely become its own bus depot in due course. Two of the largest curbside operators in the game – both problem companies in their own right – have laid claim to the northern fork of the boulevard (between Bowery and Chrystie). Fung Wah and Lucky Star […]

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Showdown in Chinatown Redux: Fung Wah vs. Lucky Star a Recipe for Local Congestion

Last modified April 23, 2015 at 7:37 am

Having two of the larger Chinatown bus operators stationed beside each other on Canal Street is a recipe for absolute congestion. As we discussed last week, both Lucky Star and a recently reinstated Fung Wah both seek permits (ergo, ipso facto legitimacy). Now there is more information handy regarding the bus stats for the two […]

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Infamous Fung Wah Bus Company Adds Signage to Canal Street Ahead of Its Homecoming

Posted January 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

The infamous Fung Wah bus company is returning to Canal Street after nearly two years in exile. Back in March 2013, the federal government (i.e. Department of Transportation) revoked their permits due to an unsafe fleet that posed “imminent danger” to both drivers and passengers. At the time, two dozen vehicles were sidelined for various […]

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Feds Revoke Fung Wah Bus License

Posted March 4, 2013 at 10:09 am

It’s the proverbial end of the road for the notorious Chinatown bus company Fung Wah.

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Fung Wah Bus Fleet Sidelined Due to Safety Issues

Last modified February 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Random inspections by the Department of Public Utilities in Mass. earlier this month revealed that the fleet of buses in operation were dangerously damaged.

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Early Edition: August 18

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

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Early Edition: January 14

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:02 am

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New Cemusa Newsstand Outside Fung Wah

Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:18 am

Cemusa recently dropped another soulless box at the corner of Bowery and Canal Street.

Fung Wah Says Beware of Swindlers

Last modified March 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

To all the brave Chinatown bus travelers out there, beware of swindlers outside the Fung Wah pickup at 139 Canal Street. Exactly what said swindlers have done in the past could probably fill a book, so the infamous bus company has a warning sign pasted to the door.

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