Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dollar Vans On and Around 8th Avenue

photo from The Brooklyn Ink's Stefanos Chen

Sunset Park Chronicled and The Brooklyn Ink have articles about the commuter vans that help many Sunset Park residents travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan Chinatowns. Check them out.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They also go to Flushing, so they're an easy (and more direct way) to get to Queens.

Stefanos Chen said...

Thanks for spreading the story, guys! There's more where that came from at The Brooklyn Ink.

Nancy said...

Is it really faster than the subway? Anyone know? With traffic, that seems unlikely. It's not a realistic option for someone with a child anyway, but I'm curious.

Anonymous said...

I think you have to be Chinese to use them because each time I have tried to flag one down, they refuse to pick me up.

Stefanos Chen said...

There are agreed upon van stops along 8th ave at 53rd, 59th and 51st sts. You don't have to speak Chinese to ride--just make sure you have $2.50 for a ride to Chinatown and $4.00 for a ride out to Flushing