Fung Wah

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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Showdown in Chinatown: Lucky Star and Fung Wah Both Applying for Bus Permits on Canal Street Within Steps of Each Other

Last modified April 23, 2015 at 7:36 am

It’s a showdown in Chinatown, but not on the pitch. Rather, two intercity bus operators both seek permits from the city. Each has a checkered history on the Lower East Side, and even made national headlines. Lucky Star bus company is now in orbit on Canal Street. As previously reported, the Chinatown bus company relocated […]

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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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DOT Denies 2 of 3 New Chinatown Bus Locations Planned for Canal Street

Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:15 am

The cacophonous crew of Canal Street denizens scored another victory against the over-saturated Chinatown bus industry. You’ll recall that last month, three established Chinatown bus operators sought curbside stops along the easternmost corridor of Canal, angering the locals. The SPaCE block association helped lead the opposition, which claimed that the area was being turned into […]

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Feds Pull the Plug on Lucky Star Buses

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 8:05 am

The party is over for Chinatown buses as we once knew them. First they came for Fung Wah; then it was Ming An; now another was just axed.

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3 New Chinatown Bus Operators Seeking CB3 Approval

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Fung Wah and Ming An both suffered closure at the hands of the Feds, and now the field of Chinatown buses is opening up.

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Feds Shutter ‘Ming An’ Chinatown Bus on Canal Street

Last modified August 18, 2015 at 5:21 pm

We sorta guessed this particular crackdown was coming down the pike, what with the Jarmulowsky hotel happening, but we didn’t expect it so soon.

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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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