What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

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Funding for Penn Station Renovation Doesn’t Add Up, Study Suggests

A new report, commissioned by an Albany watchdog group, is the latest volley in an intensifying debate over one of the nation’s most ambitious development projects.

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Governors Hochul and Murphy to Split Cost of Gateway Tunnel

A project to build new tunnels from New Jersey to Penn Station moved a step closer to construction with an agreement between New York and New Jersey.

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NYC Attempts to Stop Homeless People From Sheltering on Subways

Some platforms and trains had fewer people sleeping on them than normal on Tuesday, but there were still many people taking shelter in the system.

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Deals Reached on 3 Major NYC Transportation Projects

Elected officials announced deals on funding of a new international terminal at Kennedy Airport and improvements to commuter train service.

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Penn Station Would Be Rebuilt and Expansion Delayed Under Hochul Plan

Governor Hochul is putting her own stamp on former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal, focusing on rebuilding the huge station but putting off its expansion.

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New York and New Jersey Need an $11B Tunnel. Will Biden Make It Happen?

The transportation secretary said building a new rail link under the Hudson River is critical to the economy far beyond the region.

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Gateway Tunnel Between New York and New Jersey Gains Federal Support

After four years of stalling by the Trump administration, officials in Washington approved the $11.6 billion project for federal funding.

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To Save Penn Station, New York Wants to Build 10 Skyscrapers

The state says revenue from the new towers can finance the rebuilding of the rail terminal. But the pandemic has upended the need for office space.

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Aaron Rose, Photographer Whose Work Long Went Unseen, Dies at 84

Spurning commercialism, he made thousands of one-of-a-kind prints that for decades he largely kept to himself. Then came a show at the Whitney.

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Weather in N.Y.C.: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

A wintry mix is coming to the region, possibly making for a tricky evening commute, and is expected to continue overnight.

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He Brought Moynihan Train Hall to Life, but Didn’t Live to See It

Many credit Michael Evans with turning the vision for the hall at Penn Station into a reality. Before it opened, he took his own life.

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Moynihan Train Hall: It’s Stunning. And, a First Step.

A $1.6 billion transformation of a post office has gifted the city with a lofty, light-filled steel, glass and marble cathedral, our critic writes.

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Moynihan Train Hall Brings Art to Penn Station

The expansion of Penn Station’s concourse has an acre of glass that lets the sun pour down, and installations by Kehinde Wiley, Stan Douglas and Elmgreen & Dragset. Here’s a first look.

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Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

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