Ferry Street

Flower pots no bed of roses for homeless

Street sleepers and their supporters protest against being evicted to make way for greening works under the Ferry Street flyover. Photo: David Wong

About 200 concrete flower pots have been installed along a section of a Yau Ma Tei flyover to "keep street sleepers out", according to a district council document.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

Pet park plans at centre of homeless row

Sleeping rough under the Ferry Street flyover. Photo: Nora Tam

More than 20 street sleepers under the Ferry Street flyover were served eviction notices last month to vacate the now partially fenced-off area by next Tuesday, although the actual use of the area is yet to be finalised.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 4 comments

'Beautify effort' casts homeless from tiny haven

Some of the people using the flyover at Yau Ma Tei say that rising rents had forced them to live on the streets. Photo: Felix Wong

A score of street sleepers will be forced to move from their current quarters under an overpass by early next month. Wire fences now cordon off a section below the Ferry Street flyover near the fruit market in Yau Ma Tei - a popular and out-of-the-way location for the homeless - leaving only two small entries for occupiers to enter and live for a few more days.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:06am

100 flee blaze in Yau Ma Tei

About 100 residents fled their Yau Ma Tei homes after a fire broke out in a flat at 220 Ferry Street yesterday. Firefighters were called to the Shun Lee Building at about 2pm after reports of smoke and flames coming from a 15th floor flat. The fire was put out in about an hour. A woman in her 80s suffering smoke inhalation was taken to hospital.

18 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

City Briefs

More Lunar New Year fairs move inside

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


A man without an identification document died after being hit by a taxi in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. The man, aged about 50, was knocked down while crossing Ferry Street.

22 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

$2m seizure

Two men, 33 and 60, were robbed of $2 million worth of gold ornaments at knifepoint by three men at the junction of Ferry Street and Man Wai Street, Yau Ma Tei, after arriving from the mainland.

27 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Gold bullion snatch

Two armed men escaped with $3 million worth of gold and cash from a gold ornament wholesaler in Ferry Street, Yau Mei Tei. They forced the 38-year-old owner to open the safe and took $2.5 million in gold and $500,000 in cash.

29 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Police swoop

POLICE arrested six people after spotting a lorry transferring suspected illegal diesel to two taxis at the junction of Ferry Street and Waterloo Road in Yau Ma Tei early yesterday. The lorry contained 550 litres of diesel without duty paid.

19 Jan 1994 - 12:00am