We want a better Penn Station - No long-term permit for MSG
  • Petitioned Christine Quinn

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Christine Quinn

We want a better Penn Station - No long-term permit for MSG

    1. Petition by

      Brian Nesin

“One entered the city like a god; one scuttles in now like a rat.” - Vincent Scully

Every weekday, more than half a million commuters and visitors scuttle through the dark and cramped passageways of Penn Station.  Since 1963 the busiest train station in North America has been a hole in the ground beneath Madison Square Garden.   Now, after fifty years, the Garden's special permit has expired, so there is finally an opportunity to fix Penn Station. We recommend granting the Garden a permit for 10 years, rather than the permanent extension they are requesting.  This would give all stakeholders sufficient time to consider the best options for both Penn Station and Madison Square Garden.  The City Planning Commission will vote   on Madison Square Garden's application for a special permit on May 22nd, 2013.  Please join Municipal Art Society, Regional Plan Association, Community Board Five, and many others in advocating for a new Penn Station.

 

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    • Marsha McGowan BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      First experience at Penn Station was not all as amazing as the rest of New York. Found moving around in the station difficult and frustrating from the overcrowd of people coming in and out of New York. Plus in a place like New York a infrastructure that would help ease the navigation around the station with millions of people would benefit tremendously, which I hope to see the next time I'm in New York with the development of space to experience the cultural experience that New York has to offer.

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    • Drew Scarfone GLASTONBURY, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      I come to new york and hate arriving at penn station now and I think that a grand entrance to New York City is needed.

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    • Theodore G. Fletcher SOUTHWEST HARB, ME
      • over 1 year ago

      I am an attorney interested in transit and land use issues.

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    • Robbie Moore AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the world's greatest city requires a functional front gate and dignified way to come home.

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      • over 1 year ago

      Because we need a train station that represents the best of our city, not the worst.

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