Penn Station

Close-up of yellow steel column on subway platform with sign: "34 Penn Station"

Groups File Suit Over Penn Station Redevelopment

A coalition of community groups claims that current plans are designed to benefit developers and don’t guarantee improvements for transit riders.

November 3, 2022 -

New York City

Massive Empire State Complex Gains Key Political Support

New York Governor Kathy Hochul is backing one of the largest real estate development projects in U.S. history—larger even than the nearby Hudson Yards project.

September 5, 2022 - The New York Times

Exterior view of Penn Station, Manhattan

Penn Station Redevelopment Moves Forward

Empire State Redevelopment unanimously voted to support the planned redevelopment of Midtown Manhattan’s much-maligned Penn Station.

July 25, 2022 - The Architect's Newspaper

New York City Transit

Historic Preservation Appeal Could Delay Penn Station Redevelopment

New York State's Historic Preservation Office has moved to place the notorious Penn Station on the National Register of Historic Places, potentially upending redevelopment plans.

December 14, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Penn Station Interior

Post-Cuomo Penn Station Updates Could Move Project Forward

The controversial renovation of Penn Station could move forward with a scaled-back plan.

November 8, 2021 - Curbed

New York Governor

Massive, Expensive Redevelopment of Midtown Manhattan Proposed

New York Governor Cuomo's State of the State speeches last week included an ambitious proposal for a large-scale redevelopment project on Manhattan's west side, adjacent to Penn Station.

January 19, 2021 - New York Post

High Line

Proposal Would Connect the High Line to the New Moynihan Train Hall

The High Line has a chance to add the role of civic connector to its list of plaudits.

January 12, 2021 - The New York Times

Penn Station

New York's Moynihan Train Hall Opens to the Public

The spacious, glass-ceilinged hall brings much-needed breathing room to the nation's busiest train station.

January 4, 2021 - Curbed

New York City Transit Station

Ranking the Plans to Remake Penn Station

There have been many attempts to redesign Penn Station, but not all of them were created equal.

February 2, 2020 - New York

New York City Transit Station

Gov. Cuomo's Plan Would Expand Penn Station Tracks by 40%

A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.

January 7, 2020 - The New York Times

Robert Moses

On Progressive Impotence and an Obsolete Penn Station

In a deep dive into the sad state of the nation's busiest transit hub, Marc J. Dunkelman raises a dispiriting question. In their zeal to ward off future Robert Moseses, have progressives crippled government's power to carry out its job?

December 24, 2019 - Politico

Chicago Union Station

Before There Were Airlines...

Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.

June 11, 2018 - The New York Times

New York City

Governor Cuomo Wants Broad Powers to Redevelop Around Penn Station

The idea is still extremely speculative, but reports are that Governor Cuomo is pushing for legislation that would enable broad powers for the state to redevelop around Penn Station in New York City.

March 29, 2018 - Politico

Times Square New York

A Strong Voice of Support for Value Capture to Fund Subway Repair

In an opinion for City & State, Kathryn Wylde, president of the nonprofit Partnership for New York City, makes the case that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority should be allowed to tax properties where value is enhanced by subway proximity.

March 28, 2018 - City & State

Moynihan Train Hall

In New York's Next Penn Station, Function Does Not Always Follow Form

Some of the time and money invested in the visually spectacular Moynihan Station should have been spent looking at how well it actually works for commuters, writes Alon Levy.

January 11, 2018 - CityLab

New York City Transit

Regional Plan Association Hits Reset on Hudson Crossing Crisis

The projects proposed by a new report from the Regional Planning Association offer a preview of the Fourth Regional Plan, expected for public release in November 2017.

August 17, 2017 - Politico

Penn Station Interior

'Summer of Hell' Begins on Dire Note at Penn Station

Three days before America's busiest train station what will be two long months of repair work, dubbed "the summer of hell," the third derailment this year occurred, delaying most Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains.

July 11, 2017 - The New York Times

Is This Really Penn Station?

Long Island Rail Road riders expressed amazement at the new concourse under Eighth Avenue from America's busiest train station. It opened June 15 as the first phase of the new Moynihan Station.

June 19, 2017 - The New York Times

Penn Station Interior

Cuomo Has a Unique Opportunity with Penn Station

The disastrous state of the country's most busy transit station presents an opportunity to make big improvements.

May 4, 2017 - The New York Times

Penn Station Interior

Early Criticism for Gov. Cuomo's Penn Station Plans

The initial reviews are in for Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal to expand and improve Penn Station. The consensus so far: the plan doesn't go far enough.

October 6, 2016 - Politico New Jersey

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