Gallery: DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park...

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to Seward Park and decided not to approve it. The community was in an uproar last week when the DOT announced that they would be ignoring Community Board 3’s unanimous vote in order to grant the green light for the station, but it seems the voices of the neighborhood have finally been heard. “We are very pleased that the Department of Transportation has decided not to go forward with the bus stop currently approved at 3 Essex Street,” said State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Councilmember Margaret Chin in a collective letter. “Our community has spoken loudly and clearly. Now, we urge DOT to go back to the Community Board and work with its members, as well as the public, in a collaborative manner to come up with a solution that works for our neighborhood.”

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