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Manhattan Bridge Safety Upgrades Finally Begin, Six Months Later Than Target Date

Posted May 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

Better late than never. The Manhattan Bridge impasse finally concluded over the weekend. Down at the Manhattan Bridge approach, progress on the multi-pronged safety plan had been severely delayed. More than six months, in fact. Even though the Department of Transportation already implemented the first component back in August – the span’s lower roadway is […]

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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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Why Chinatown Will Continue to Function as a Bus Terminal

Posted September 30, 2014 at 5:24 am

“Chinatown Bus enforcement is a top priority,” CO Captain Joseph Simonetti of the 7th Precinct acknowledged at this month’s community affairs meeting. His remark was timely given the recent hoopla over the gas-guzzling issue, also a platform priority for the year-old SPaCE block association. Recall that August 15 was the much-ballyhooed date that the 7th […]

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Lucky Star Bus Moving to New Location on Canal Street

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:05 am

The DOT ruled two months ago to reject the Diaspora bus company’s application to operate inside the old Fung Wah depot at 139 Canal Street. Much of the issue centered on how a bus stop here would adversely affect the Mahayana Buddhist temple next door. Well, it seems there wasn’t much opposition from on high about the Boston-based […]

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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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