The women were hit by a private Trans-Bridge Lines commuter bus as it made a turn near West 47th Street and 10th Avenue around 8 a.m. The bus company says the bus was empty at the time of the accident, and the driver was taking it to a parking facility.
One of the women injured her foot; the other had a leg injury. One was hospitalized in critical condition and the other was listed in stable condition, but both are expected to be OK, police said.
The intersection near the accident site was closed down while police investigated.
Trans-Bridge Lines services parts of New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The bus company said in a statement that it was "fully cooperating" with the NYPD and other agencies involved.