Chinatown Bus vs Mercedes at Pike and East Broadway [PHOTOS]

Posted on: June 22nd, 2015 at 12:45 pm by
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The bus depot that is eastern Chinatown notched another pockmark today.

Earlier this morning, a Chinatown bus of unknown origin was involved in an accident at Pike and East Broadway. An eyewitness on scene tells us that the driver made a right from East Broadway onto Pike Street and may have cut off a nearby Mercedes. We hear that no one was hurt in the incident except maybe the car driver’s wallet.

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Meanwhile, neighbors remain fed up with the glut of bus operators on this side of town. An effort led in part by the SPaCE block association, compelled Community Board 3 in March to request a total freeze on new bus applications in the “Chinatown core” (loosely bounded by East Broadway/Rutgers/Allen/Hester). The full board voted overwhelmingly to recommend that Department of Transportation halt the issuance of additional intercity bus permits in this over-saturated zone (110 legal trips daily, plus illegal ones).

The measure probably won’t have any teeth, though.

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