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Petitioning New York City Council Christine Quinn

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

“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.

 

Letter to
New York City Council Christine Quinn
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. Please grant 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.