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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