Penn Station

July 25, 2013, 2pm PDT
The long quest to transform Penn Station got a major boost yesterday when the New York City Council voted to renew Madison Square Garden's lease for just 10 years. The Garden's owners had sought an unlimited extension.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
June 27, 2013, 6am PDT
With two City Council committee votes this week, civic groups and New York's most prominent architecture critic appear to have won their very public battle to ultimately boot Madison Square Garden from atop Penn Station, reports Matt Chaban.
Crain's New York Business
May 29, 2013, 1pm PDT
Although ideas for a suitably grand station to replace the deplorable gateway that now exists at Penn Station have been kicking around for decades, the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) has sought to reinvigorate the discussion with a visioning challenge.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
April 9, 2013, 7am PDT
The "World's Most Famous Arena" has seen many title fights in its day. But a looming decision about the renewal of the venue's special permit, and the future of Penn Station, has New York's political and real estate heavyweights entering the ring.
Crain's New York Business
April 2, 2013, 10am PDT
When it comes to New York's two rail stations, there's the iconic Grand Central Terminal that just celebrated its centennial, and then there's Penn Station - which all mourn because the original was razed in 1963 - except the NY Post's Bob McManus.
New York Post
February 14, 2013, 9am PST
The owners of Madison Square Garden are asking NYC "to renew — in perpetuity — the special permit that allows them to operate an arena atop Penn Station, the country’s busiest transit hub." Michael Kimmelman urges the city to deny their request.
The New York Times
September 18, 2012, 10am PDT
While the decades long effort to augment and improve New York's atrocious Penn Station have stalled, D.C. is moving ahead with plans to expand Union Station and redevelop the land above its tracks. Fred A. Bernstein looks at the two projects.
Architectural Record
July 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
When the railroad was the primary means of interstate travel, America's cities relied on their train stations to provide grand first impressions to travelers. As transit ridership soars, a bevy of new stations are being designed as civic centerpieces
Salon
February 9, 2012, 5am PST
Michael Kimmelman, newish architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, adds his two cents to the decades old discussion of how to improve Penn Station. His solution starts with moving Madison Square Garden.
The New York Times
November 9, 2011, 11am PST
Christopher Grey remembers the Greyhound Bus Station that used to be located in New York's Midtown. Demolished and forgotten, it never provoked the outrage that arose over the destruction of Penn Station.
The New York Times
November 9, 2010, 12pm PST
James M. Russell calls a proposed office tower to be built across from the new Penn Station "2.83 million square feet of blight." What makes a skyscraper blight?
Bloomberg News
October 19, 2010, 12pm PDT
It's the busiest rail station in America - the first step of its transformation that returns some of its former grandeur began Oct. 18 at a groundbreaking that included DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. Penn Station will be renamed Moynihan Station.
Crain's N.Y. Business - Real Estate
July 29, 2010, 5am PDT
The Times chose to investigate claims by transit agencies of high, on-time performance of LIRR, Metro-North, and NJ Transit by doing their own analysis and found major discrepancies. The article also indicates the infrastructure problems responsible.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 25, 2009, 9am PDT
Bob Yaro of the Regional Plan Association walks around Midtown Manhattan, reflecting on the effect megaprojects like the modern Penn Station and Javits Center have had on the city.
Urban Omnibus
June 15, 2009, 9am PDT
New Jersey Transit has broken ground on what may be the nation's most costly transit project: a commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River to a new Penn Station Expansion that, to the chagrin of transit advocates, will not connect to Penn Station.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
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